Quartet supports local communities to celebrate the platinum jubilee

Older person holds wearing a cap takes a photo‘Portraits of Care’ is a Let’s Create Jubilee Fund project which brings photography to care homes in Bristol to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. A collaboration between the Royal Photographic Society and Bristol Care Homes.

11 local charities and community groups received £79,498 to help local communities celebrate the jubilee.

The grants go to groups across Bristol, B&NES, North Somerset and South Glos thanks to funding from Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Jubilee Fund.

The Let’s Create Jubilee Fund will ensure that thousands of people from communities all across England will have the opportunity to take part in exciting creative events – all in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.

From puppetry and story creation, through to making crowns, carnival and art trails, there will be a huge range of activities for people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved in.

Made possible thanks to National Lottery players, the Let’s Create Jubilee Fund has been administered by UK Community Foundations on behalf of Arts Council England.

Drama workshops, community picnics and a 1950s themed cafe are just three of the creative activities we’re supporting over the Platinum Jubilee weekend.

The full list of Arts Council England Let’s Create Jubilee Fund grants awarded through Quartet Community Foundation:

• £10,000 to Ardagh Community Trust for community workshops led by artists from Misfits Theatre Company. Leading up to performances over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

• £3,387 to Boomsatsuma Creative CIC for a project in Weston-super-Mare’s South Ward producing a digital time capsule of being a young person living between 1953 to 2022. A series of workshops lead up to a showcase event on 2 June in Jubilee Park.

• £10,000 to Carers Centre B&NES (Care Network) for a Community Creative Day and Exhibition on the Jubilee weekend at the Holburne Museum. For carers and their families from the Carers Centre and families from Southside Family Project.

• £1,555 to Friends of Grove Park in Weston-super-Mare to hold a free community picnic event on the 5 June. Includes local artists, dance, music, and theatrical performances.

• £1,846 to Genesis Trust Housing & Homelessness for a mosaic project to involve the group’s clients. Will be unveiled at a celebration on the Jubilee weekend celebration event.

• £10,000 to Sheba Soul Ensemble to co-design and co-create a new, interactive theatre production. Collaborating with 10 primary, secondary and special needs schools in South Glos.

• £9,000 to Tan Teddy Jamaican Folk Culture Group to provide 6 x half-day, whole school Caribbean musical workshops in 10 Bristol primary schools. Culminates in 10 Jubilee concerts which will be recorded and air on Ujima Radio.

• £9,847 to The Royal Photographic Society for a collaboration with Bristol Care Homes to create 40 portraits of older people in care who have lived alongside the Queen’s reign.

• £9,993 to Windmill Hill City Farm to run a series of scrap sculpture workshops with the community and host a sculpture open day event as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

• £9,000 to Youth Connect South West towards the Radstock Jubilee Festival, an outdoor arts event.

• £4,870 to Zion Bristol towards a museum-style display of local history and numerous events during the week of the Jubilee. To include crafts and music sessions and a workshop on the changing local history.

Hear more about how the funded projects are helping local communities celebrate the Platinum Jubilee on our social media.

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