Benefits of arts volunteering?

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Riaz worked with us as a volunteer on our recent arts commission with Super Slow Way in Blackburn. Here she explains just what it has meant to her to be part of the Through the Door carers project with verd de gris and the BwD Carers Service … “Having completed our course as volunteers with you […]

Through the Door – Poetry Book Launch

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

‘Through the Door’ is an innovative project developed by arts company verd de gris in partnership with Super Slow Way and BwD Carers Service. It is aimed at training up volunteers to deliver creative well-being sessions in local communities across Blackburn & Darwen. Please come and join us for an afternoon of original poetry, beautiful artwork […]

Music Sets Us Free – Celebration Event

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

… this is going to be excellent!! The Mayor of Calderdale is coming … officers from Big Lottery too! … young and old from communities across Calderdale coming together to dance, sing and share a very bold, positive message about creativity and FREEDOM! … So we need a big audience to come and join us […]

#behindthemask poetry books

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

… our women’s project #behindthemask poetry books are out now! In Calderdale libraries, cafe bars, children’s centre .. and lots of other places where women come to meet and chat! If you know of outlets, venues etc. please let us know … X … last Friday verd de gris launched the booklet ‪#‎behindthemask‬ at King […]

Creative Dementia Sessions

Posted by on Jul 2, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

… every Tuesday and Wednesday verd de gris run meaningful and uplifting creative dementia sessions in Hebden Bridge and Halifax. These sessions are funded through Community Foundation for Calderdale with monies from NHS Calderdale and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Please see flier for details …

‘Our Music sets us Free’ – Creative Communities

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Year II of our Creative Communities programme with Square Chapel Arts We are at the start of Year II of our partnership project with Square Chapel Arts and this year the theme will be about inspiring and connecting through the power of music. The idea behind this comes from a common belief that music has […]

Behind the Mask – the Exhibition!

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

I’m looking out of the window here in Hebden Bridge and it’s Dreary, Dreary, Dreary! Again! The rain is coming down and our little town is trying so hard to get itself back on it’s feet … but there’s nothing like work to help you get strong and get that sense of purpose back! In […]

Story Man Celebration Event at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts

Posted by on Dec 8, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

On Tuesday 1st December Sharon and Jeff from verd de gris brought together all the participants on the Story Man project for a wonderful performance event at Square Chapel Centre for the Arts in Halifax. Our honoured guests included the Deputy Mayor of Calderdale Ferman Ali, and Pavel Botos representing the Roma community in Halifax. We […]

Behind the Mask – Helplessness?

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Such a powerful session last Friday at Behind the Mask – both with the women in the morning at Calderdale Women’s Centre, and the high school girls from Halifax Academy in the afternoon. Sometimes you don’t know where it comes from – the power of emotion, but most importantly their ability to express it! Everyone of those […]

Pitter Patter: The Story Man

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Some beautiful photos from yesterday’s performance workshop with Savile Park Primary School in Halifax … with students from CalderdaleCollege and led by Natalie and Peter for verd de gris ‪#‎culturematters‬