We work with local communities and partnerships to shape projects that enable greater inclusion, access, ownership and engagement in Alexandra Park and Palace programmes. We provide safe spaces for people to connect, have fun, share experiences and make lasting friendships. We are working with a number of local agencies and charities to support people with disabilities, adults with dementia and their carers, intergenerational work and engaging people with mental health conditions.
Evidence suggests, and people instinctively know that participating in arts and creativity together is good for them whether singing, baking, ballroom dancing or sticking and making things. Our community programmes encourage people to pursue their creative urge and give them the tools with which to do it.
Steve Tasane winner the Libraries Award for Biblio-buzz: The Alexandra Palace Children’s Book Award 2019
Runs throughout December, at care homes across Haringey
Alexandra Palace has teamed up with a range of artists to bring entertainment to local care homes this festive period. The Little Window Therapies sessions will see dance, acrobatic and comedy performances, which residents and staff are able to enjoy at a safe distance through the windows of their homes.
Among those taking part are Cleaning N Clowning, Absolutely Radishing and Mad Etiquette.
For more information email our Creative Learning team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Suitable for older people
Last Monday every month
Based on the current Government advice the Wellness Café is closed at the moment.
The Wellness Café launches a creative resource for older people to enjoy making at home. We may not be able to meet in person at the moment but over the coming months, we’ll keep you connected with a series of resources made by our regular Wellness Centre contributors that aim to keep you inspired! Click on the links below to download the step by step activities and remember to send photos of your creations to email@example.com.
£5 per person (carers free)
Please note Alexandra Palace does not provide support workers for this event.
Rhythm Stick is an inclusive club night run by and for people with disabilities. It’s a safe space for adults with disabilities to meet, share, dance, flirt and have a great time together.
This year, Rhythm Stick has moved online! We are meeting weekly to design and curate an online event. If you identify as disabled or have a learning disability and fancy helping us throw an online party, join our weekly Zoom sessions to develop your event management skills.
To find out more or join our weekly zoom sessions email our Creative Learning team on firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe that having a disability should not prevent you from being an engaged volunteer and make a difference to your community, learn new skills or simply be part of our volunteering team.
We facilitate supported volunteering in different ways. We work with partner organisations to create supported volunteering placements for young people with disabilities and encourage them to volunteer on one of our community programmes, in particular Rhythm Stick. We are also piloting ways to make our volunteer Theatre assistants team more inclusive by welcoming volunteers who may self-identify as disabled or are living with dementia.
Interested in being involved? Or to work with us as a partner organisation?
Alexandra Palace is the People’s Palace – run by a charity for the benefit of everyone. 2020 has been tough, and our very survival has been at stake. Whatever the future holds, we are working harder than ever to be here for you and future generations. Click here to find out how you can support. Thank you x