COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
The Creative Seed facilitate over 1000 classes and events each year, mainly from its Sunderland hub, Carnival House.
From the humble beginnings of only being able to host community support events during COVID, there is now a varied programme on offer, including fitness classes, dance parties, craft sessions and so much more.
As well as baby, toddler and afterschool activities during term time, Carnival House organises a number special events every school holiday, such as magic shows, character breakfasts, and special film screenings
There are plenty of things to do for adults besides classes too, with clairvoyant nights, comedy shows, live theatre and many novelty events regularly being brought to Southwick. That's not forgetting our famous "Paint & Plonk" evenings, putting paintbrushes into the hands of slightly tipsy amateurs since 2020!
To see our full programme of events for both kids and adults, click here.
POP UP GALLERIES AND ALTERNATIVE MARKETS
Carnival House is also host to our popular pop-up art galleries and alternative markets, along with the Old Library.
Our galleries are comprised of fantastic artwork from local artists that has been chosen by The Creative Seed team.
Our monthly craft markets provide a space for artisans and entrepreneurs to sell home made goods, crafts, and art projects, as well as giving the community a time to come together and buy some beautiful unique pieces for their homes. We have also began to put on alternative night-time markets, for all things weird and wonderful.
As well as our own events, our venues are just as equipped for private hire.
Whether it's a birthday, anniversary, wedding, staff night out, or any other reason to celebrate, we can provide the perfect party vibes for any event!
DJ, food & drink, and special event packages available. Get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to enquire!
GET OUT GET ACTIVE
Get Out Get Active (GOGA), is a project from The Foundation of Light, and supports disabled and non-disabled people enjoy being active together.
The Creative Seed has been awarded funding to help facilitate a number of FREE sessions and workshops, including our weekly Keep Moving class, an inclusive fitness class for those that may have physical disabilities or difficulty with movement. Our Health & Wellbeing Day in September 2022 was also part of our GOGA activity, offering a range of free taster sessions of fitness and relaxation classes. You can book onto our Keep Moving class here.
Thanks to North East charity RISE., who help under-represented groups and those currently moving for less than 30 minutes per week, we are also offering Let's Move, a FREE movement class accessible to everyone.
Find out more information here, and book on today!