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Top up your mental health

A smiling man shows his drawing of a cowboy, drawn during a Creative Wellbeing session held to improve participants' mental health. In the background are tubes of paint and other artwork

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, a topic close to everyone’s heart here at The Workshop. From inclusion projects like our Creative Wellbeing sessions with The Purfleet Trust to our education and participation programmes – the arts make us better, inside and out.   Our team are sharing what they do to look after their mental […]

My interesting week with The Workshop

Work experience placement Inca had an interesting week at The Workshop

We were delighted to welcome Inca to The Workshop for a look at what we do and why. We wasted no time putting her to work – from creating posters, social posts, and a class schedule to questionnaires, a session plan and some serious arts and crafts. She spent her last day with us looking […]

WoW we had a fantastic time at Buckingham Palace

Participants from The Workshop and The Garage meet Queen Camilla at the WOW Girls Festival at Buckingham Palace. Photo: Ellie Kurttz

Some of our team and participants swapped The Workshop for Buckingham Palace to hang out with royalty this week.  You may have read on our socials how we were involved with the WoW (Women of the World) Festival Bus a few weeks back when it visited town. Our participants got to enter a draw to […]

2024 KLYP crew broad-en their knowledge of nature’s healing power

KLYP members on their latest Norfolk Broads visit

It’s been a great start to 2024 at The Workshop. Hard to believe we’ll soon be celebrating five years since we opened our doors. Here’s our Arts Engagement Worker Sophie to catch you up on what’s been going on.  It’s been busy, especially in the Inclusion department with brand new Foundation classes starting. The King’s Lynn Youth […]

Work has finished on our makeover. What do you think?

Work has finished on The Workshop's new look. The new foyer has a refurbished floor, raw wood desk, a pink noticeboard

Hard to believe, but we’ve been open since 2019. The Garage Trust, which operates The Workshop, was already doing a lot of outreach activity in West Norfolk so knew it had to open a second venue. We landed at 38 New Conduit Street, in King’s Lynn’s Vancouver Quarter, but closed soon after because of the […]

Why we signed up for the 2023 Introduction to the Creative Industries (ICI) course

Headshots of our ICI 2023 participants, plus a poem

We were thrilled to begin our first Introduction to the Creative Industries (ICI) programme at The Workshop last month, made possible by The Norfolk Community Foundation‘s West Norfolk Employment Fund. The free course is designed to show 16-25-year-olds the wide variety of work and roles that exist within the sector and support them as they […]

Who is Megan? BOOST 2023 helped me find out

Helping me find me. A young woman holds a collage in front of her face that reads you can do this.

That’s me, my name is Megan, but I don’t know who I am. It’s weird being a person / existing and living a life but not knowing yourself or understanding the depths and the layers of what makes you, you. At the beginning of the year, I realised that my mental health was the lowest […]

2023 KLA Community Ambassadors (like their wildlife-garden) have grown so much

KLA Community Ambassadors at work in nature

Hello, it’s Sophie, your Arts Engagement Worker dropping in to tell you about a group of community ambassadors from King’s Lynn Academy (KLA) and how their ability to stand comfortably within activism and make a difference has inspired me.  Over the last two years we have been working with KLA on creative social action. Where […]

Make A Difference Award win for our CAP members

The Workshop CAP members at the BBC Radio Norfolk Make A Difference Awards with presenter and awards host Kayleigh Poacher and Brian Reeve-Hayes from King's Lynn Academy

Our Community Ambassador Programme members have won the Green category of the BBC Radio Norfolk Make a Difference Awards.  The 12 participants, aged 11-16, are all students at King’s Lynn Academy. They won it following their work with the Broads Authority, learning about sustainability and climate change, creating an eco-friendly garden, and staging several fundraising […]