Today’s Advent Calendar Window opens for Made With Many! They are a community-led arts programme covering Wellingborough and Corby, which produces events and activities designed to surprise, delight and inspire. They have received funding from the National Lottery for their programme of cultural activities in Wellingborough from 2020 until 2023.
The programme aims to encourage more people than ever before to take the lead in experiencing, creating and taking part in high-quality arts and cultural activities. Through conversations with local people and community decision-making panels, Made With Many puts the community at the heart of commissioning artists and producing new and exciting events, including two activities that are happening now:
Wild Winter Challenge: For families with under 5s
To brighten up the winter period and give families with children under 5 something to do with the kids during the COVID-19 restrictions, Made With Many have teamed up with Home-Start Wellingborough & District, Northamptonshire Children’s Trust and the Northamptonshire Strong Start Team for the three month Wild Winter Challenge. Several families in and around Wellingborough have received creativity packs, and for other families who want to get involved, all materials are low cost so you can take part online too by watching the videos available on this website. Each month there will be three Wild Winter Challenge activities released online.
You don’t have to be creative to get involved – the activities have been designed by Jodie and Harriet from The Wild Tribe, who will talk you through what you can do in the videos available on this page. There’s a mixture of making, stories, and things for the kids to try so hopefully you’ll find something you will all enjoy this winter!
To get started, download your Wild Winter Challenge map HERE – which you can also find below December’s video. Click on the circles on the map to find December’s activity instructions – and we’ll update the map in the new year with more activities for your wild winter!
The Wild Winter Challenge – December (episode 1)
Watch Harriet and Jodie from The Wild Tribe show you the activities below.
Activity 1: TREES Jazz your Christmas presents up with some homemade wrapping paper.
Activity 2: PENCILWrite to friends and family with help from Bryony The Happy Post Lady.
Activity 3: SNOWFLAKE Make your own Snow Playdough and listen to Jodie and Harriet from The Wild Tribe reading Over and Under the Snow.
Made With Many Christmas Packs – Wellingborough
Here is another new project to brighten up the winter period, and keep people’s spirits up during the Covid-19 restrictions. Made with Many are distributing 300 Christmas Activity Packs through partners, including Northamptonshire Libraries, the Daylight Centre, One Wellingborough and various community organisations.
The packs include fun activities (for any age group) to enjoy customising your own crackers, writing your own joke or friendly message and making a Christmas hat. Something to share over a meal, give as a gift or spread some happiness this Christmas! Each pack contains sufficient materials to make several crackers and hats.
A limited number of packs are available to book online and will be delivered by hand in the week commencing 14th December. One pack is available per household within the borough of Wellingborough.
Book your FREE Cracker craft pack
There is lots more going on at their website, but a great place to start, is to sign up for their newsletter at https://madewithmany.org/newsletter