Autumn Singing and Creative News

Menopause awareness month – Creative artist in residence 16th – 21st October 2021
We have arranged a small residence at Croydon Art Space and we thank TURF for hosting us as we explore the topic of the menopause transition creatively. This is for all genders and there is a chance to take part in several creative experimental sessions plus come and view the art works created on the final afternoon. 

Sat 16th Oct 11.30 – 12.30 Creative awareness raising and chat
1 hr with Catherine followed by 12.10 – 1.30 optional extra hour using art materials to express our experiences. Option to display on the exhibition wall (you can collect it Thursday afternoon).
Weds 20th Oct 1-2 pm Settle & Soothe the body
Lunchtime creative relaxation session with Anne
Thursday 21st Oct 11am- 2pm Drop-in session – come & go as you please.
Come and view the art works and chat some more about menopause.
Option to have your picture taken to add to our diverse images for activism/social media/helping other women.
Thursday 2-3 pm Stretch and restore Menopause and exercise with Catherine and Ayana
 All sessions at TURF public space on the first floor, Croydon Arts Space,
just along from Nat West entrance in the Whitgift Centre – lower floor entrance
Free tea/coffee/herbal & biscuits It is helpful to know numbers for catering but it is a big space.
Hope to see you there!
Catherine Pestano and Anne Crump are community arts practitioners and menopause activists. Ayana Williams is a Yoga practitioner and menopause yoga practitioner.

Singing – returning slowly
The pandemic restrictions are still curtailing singing activities for anyone with health needs but we are planning for a slow return to singing safely indoors. We have plans for a general Free your voice group in Thornton Heath and a chant/songlets for wellbeing group. Please let us know if there is interest and if there is enough, this will run. 

Online singing & songwriting session Oct 18th 6 pm FREE
On this World Menopause Day Oct 18th join Catherine at 6 pm for a short facebook live event to hear about her use of songwriting at this time and to think about freeing your own voice through small steps into songwriting. There will be an optional discussion after that on zoom. Please email for details: This is for all genders and ages. The information shared will be relevant to all kinds of songwriters not just those in the menopause transition.   
Croydon Community Choir – Singing Tree Wellbeing Singers online
These sessions continue on an occasional basis with Steve Barbe on zoom. You are very welcome to join in, please check the facebook page for Croydon community choir or email us for details. 
We welcome new partnerships and one off events such as team or away days
This can add a special something to an event and we can offer a range of creative cafe type activities that many of you have enjoyed. This can stimulate connection and uplift .

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Warm wishes,
Anne and Catherine 

Anne Crump, Catherine Pestano, Paula De Souza 
Creative Croydon CIC – Creating Community Through Song, Story and The Arts – 
T: @CreativeCroydn


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Creative Croydon * Creating community through song - bringing different sectors together in inclusive, uplifting experiences of voice. * Using music and the arts to enhance people's physical and emotional wellbeing. * Promoting local music makers and creative artists.

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