Mo­saic artist shares her cre­ative se­cret

Macclesfield Express - - MOTORING -

A CARE home got a cre­ative work­shop by a tal­ented mo­saic artist.

Award win­ning De­bra Tracy, from The Cre­ative Space Stu­dio, a Com­mu­nity In­ter­est Com­pany in Bolling­ton, gave res­i­dents at Prest­bury Beau­mont Care Com­mu­nity lessons.

Her visit was part of the monthly Af­ter­noon Tea Talk, which in­volves invit­ing guest speak­ers.

David Al­der­man, ac­tiv­i­ties co-or­di­na­tor at Prest­bury Beau­mont, said the ac­tiv­i­ties, which are open to vis­i­tors, are a way of en­gag­ing with the vil­lage and en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents in the care home to in­ter­act, meet other peo­ple and bring to­gether the com­mu­nity.

He said: “Th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties we are pro­vid­ing for ev­ery­one have es­tab­lished a sense of The Beau­mont be­ing a so­cial hub within the com­mu­nity, and now peo­ple check ev­ery month what is go­ing on at our place on Prest­bury’s no­tice­boards be­cause they are keen on par­tic­i­pat­ing.”

The Cre­ative Space Stu­dio was es­tab­lished in 2004 and aims to of­fer ac­ces­si­ble cre­ative work­shops to the com­mu­nity.

Since then, De­bra has de­liv­ered mo­saic and art work­shops to hun­dreds of schools and com­mu­nity groups and has been suc­cess­ful in ob­tain­ing sev­eral awards, in­clud­ing the 2012 Macclesfield and Wilm­slow Busi­ness Award for com­mu­nity work.

The next Af­ter­noon Tea Talk will be on May 22 and comes from Alas­tair Bain from En­ergy Projects Plus, a en­vi­ron­men­tal char­ity which aims to ed­u­cate the public about en­ergy ef­fi­ciency.

●● Prest­bury Choral So­ci­ety

●● De­bra Tracy

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