Monthly Archives: October 2014

BIG DRAW Short Breaks Family Drawing Workshops with Donna Vale

We’d like to invite you and your family to take part in our Family Drawing Workshop led by artist Donna Vale at The Great Bow Wharf in Langport on Saturday 25th October and 1st Family workshop 4November. ALL FAMILY MEMBERS AND CARERS WELCOME!

Let your imagination run free at our drawing workshops! Come along you will have a go at drawing and printing and also all get a chance to go on our POP-UP studio. Workshops for families and young people with communication needs will be running on Saturday 25th October and 1st November from 10am until 2pm, with a lunch in the café included, so book ahead and make sure you save yourselves a space.

The workshops will be held at the Great Bow Wharf in Langport, and are going to be led by Donna Vale, a local artist and owner of the shop and business For Every Cloud. Donna runs many workshops and classes at her shop, varying from crochet classes to calligraphy lessons, so rest assured you’ll be in very skilled hands. Her creative know-how will have to brimming with ideas and inspiration, you’ll be itching to have a go at all the activities, your drawing may even become part of our growing i037nstallation in the entrance to the Great Bow Wharf.

Short breaks give both carers and people they care for the opportunity to have a break from their caring role. SPAEDA works with Short breaks to run weekend and holiday clubs in arts, media and music and have a growing community of families accessing this programme.

Cost of workshop and lunch £5 per family

For more information call 01458 254262 or email

The Great Bow Wharf, Bow Street, Langport, Somerset, TA10 9PN

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The Big Sing

It was an amazing night at The Great bow Wharf on Wednesday 15th October, thanks to all who came, and if you didn’t you really missed out! If we play our cards right we may have another at some point in the future.. but i guess you’ll just have to wait and see!

Thank you to Penny Dunscombe for an energetic, empowering and giggly workshop on Wednesday. All of us here at SPAEDA hope to see you again very soon.


Thebigsing3Annie Shillabeer pegging her drawing to the BIG DRAW Community Drawing after our singing workshop on Wednesday

THE BIG SING Fundraiser with Penny Dunscombe – 15th October in Langport from 5 – 8pm

The BIg Sing is approaching have you booked your place?


Celebrate the Family Festival and raise funds for more inclusive arts and music opportunities for children and young people in Somerset. In celebration of The Big Draw 2014 and this years theme “It’s Our World – a celebration of our environment – of urban, rural and coastal landscapes.”

Penny Dunscombe

The BIG SING will be led by Penny Dunscombe, a singing coach and vocal trainer. She currently runs three singing groups in and around Dorset: The Lyme Regis Shanty Singers, Ropewalk Singers and Bridport Singers, aswell as holding singing workshops at Larmer Tree Festival. Her unique, relaxed and informal style combines many different songs from all over the world.

Even if you are a bathtub singer or a mouse when it comes to Pavarotti impersonations by the end of the workshop Penny will get you singing confidently and beautifully. So come along and have fun singing with us!

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