How we’re supporting communities
Singing for the Street…Doorstep deliveries with a difference
For relatives and friends lonely in lockdown why not order a smile and song from Equal Arts Singing Hinnies?
A special gift for a loved one or as a positive pick me up for a neighbour, order a musical moment and help to keep older people connected. Social distancing safely, the Singing Hinnies will put their tunes top of their list of essentials, reducing loneliness and isolation.
Our professional musicians are out and about across Gateshead and Newcastle and can swing by with a song for the street. Click here to book a Singing Hinnies visit.
We know how detrimental loneliness can be with days seeming longer in lockdown. So, if a smile and a song fits the bill (we even take requests) get in touch and get the Singing Hinnies to Sing for the Street. We‘re happy to deliver additional extras like flowers and cakes too.
"Thank you for making their day. They are both on the shielding programme and they absolutely loved yous turning up unexpectedly.”
“It can be incredibly lonely being in a bungalow on your own, and people who don’t normally come out have been on their doorstep and cheered up by the singing.”
Creativity in care homes doesn’t have to lapse in lockdown. Our Singing Hinnies have been warbling through the windows, reaching out to residents and care staff, keeping spirits high.
If you’d like to book a garden gig for your care home, hospital or sheltered housing scheme you can do it here.
"You are the light in people's lives at the minute.
"When they are cannot see their families, you are the only connection and connection is what is needed for older people to stop them feeling isolated. Doing this through creativity is keeping them all going."
Alongside Singing Hinnies, we've other ways we're helping people keep connected and creative
Create at Home
Each monthly issue of our new Create at Home pack contains four creative activities for you to try at home. The activities has been devised by the professional artists we work to deliver workshops in cultural venues and care settings.
Packs cost £8 each (P&P included) and can be ordered here.
We're also supporting creative groups to keep connected during Covid-19 with Create at Home alongside digital workshops with artists. Get in touch if you'd like to find out more.
Art-2-Art Catch Up Calls
If the days seem longer and you feel you'd like a friendly chat, why not give the team here at Equal Arts a call?
We understand the importance of connection and are on hand to say hello and have a chat. Our volunteers, used to supporting older people during our regular workshops, are only a phone call away.
Get in touch on 0191 261 1619.