Lucy's fox family 2


Art packs


23rd June 2020 The Launch of our 12 week Remote Service

At Creative Response we are delighted to be launching ReConnect our new online and telephone assistance arts service which will support the needs of our vulnerable participants during the ongoing coronavirus crisis. 

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England and the Community Foundation for Surrey as well as support from DAiSY, the new remote service will provide each participant with; an arts pack containing arts materials and arts activity sheets, the opportunity to join an online interactive arts session lead by professional artists and for participants who are unable to join online, one to one telephone support. 

This new service will help participants to ReConnect with their friends at the Charity, continue to benefit from the use of Arts to aide their wellbeing and enable them to continue to develop their creativity.

Art work created by participants will be shared via the Creative Response website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


April 2020 at Creative Response
Project Rainbow is for all those out there who would like to do something creative whilst we are all staying in our homes. During this challenging time in our lives, the rainbow has become a symbol of hope and support for our NHS. Therefore,  we would like you to create a rainbow in whatever media you chose and post on our Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram pages and we will share them virtually, so that we can cover our social media pages with rainbows. Also, if you can print them off and bring them in when we re-open we can cover our art rooms too. They can be an alternative/creative/inspired reaction to the shape, colour or concept, anything goes! so get creating...
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Purple Day for Epilepsy

The week of 23rd March 2020 at Creative Response
We are celebrating Purple day throughout the week at Creative Response, so please wear something purple and bring your loose change to donate to the epilepsy society. There will be some lovely cards to buy too.
Sandra's poem

Celebrating Carers Through Art

Afternoon tea at Elvetham House in November 2019
A competition was run by Action for Carers who were looking for unpaid carers and young carers for their art competition.
Our participants, Sandra Priseman and Sue Brown entered their poems (as part of the writing group here on a Wednesday afternoon) and were invited to a tea party at the Elvetham Hotel in Fleet. They received a Certificate of Creativity on the day.
Jeremy Hunt visit

Jeremy Hunt Visit

Friday 7th November 2019 at Creative Response
On Friday we had a successful visit from Jeremy Hunt.
Paul Tiller and our trustees Norman Wren and Callum Graham talked about the charity and showed him round.
He posted a video on twitter and said 'what a fantastic inspiring local charity we are' and Paul said a few words too,
M Ryland pot (cropped)

'Ceramics and Print' Exhibition

4th of November to the 19th December 2019 here at Creative Response.
Melissa Ryland will be exhibiting her work in the gallery.
Open evening is on the 4th of November 5-7pm. All welcome! drinks and nibbles provided.
P Rush bird (cropped)

Peter Rush Workshop

31st October or 1st November 2019 at Creative Response
As part of Farnham Craft Month, book on to Peter Rush workshops on Thursday 31st October to make Wire Bird sculptures or on 1st November to make figurative wire sculptures. Both days run from 10am-4pm and are £20 for adults and £10 for children, to book email or phone 01252 716876. Places limited to 10 people per day.
Wisley Harvest

Harvest Celebration at Wisley

16th-20th October 2019 at RHS Garden Wisley
As part of RHS Garden Wisley’s Harvest Celebration, there will be an exhibition of our participants work, so do go along and have a look. Free to members of Wisley and normal admission applies to non members.
16th to 20th October 9.30-5.30pm and Private View 12-1pm Wednesday 16th October.

KINDling project photo 1

KINDling Project Exhibition and Workshops

Throughout October 2019 in the Creative Response Gallery
As part of Farnham Craft Month view the culmination of sculptor Walter Bailey’s KINdling project. This mass participation artwork was created by many local people who made faces with pyrography on kindling sticks. The faces represent the many people that work to preserve and protect our landscapes. Walter Bailey transformed these into sculptures which will be exhibited in the gallery alongside a film of the project. We are open, Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 10am to 3pm and Wednesdays from 10am-6pm during term time and Thursday 1st October and 1st November during school holidays. 
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'Wearing other people's shoes'

From now until 12th August 2019 in the glass atrium entrance of Farnham Maltings
Waverley Borough Council has teamed up with us to deliver a major arts and health project called 'Whatever the weather'. We have explored the patterns and textures of everyday life in Farnham which has culminated in an exhibition of 3D studies. Each artist has brought their unique piece together in a collaborative piece of hanging art. The Beautiful video to go with the poem created by Becci Kenning using the work that was created by the Monday ’Art Creatures’ group can be found here:

Poem by Zena and Liz:
Whatever the weather walking in Farnham 'wearing other people’s shoes'.
Walking in Farnham,wearing other people’s shoes. Looking through their eyes. And, seeing differently.
Looking through the camera’s lens and focussing. Noticing parts of Farnham we are used to walking in, walking, through.
Not looking, not noticing, not seeing. Just wanting to get there. Where, we are we walking to. Then, looking, noticing, seeing. And, taking photographs in, and around, Farnham.
Perhaps, even, where we have just walked, noticing and seeing nothing.The camera’s are other people’s shoes, their lenses, the eyes.
Focusing,seeing,taking photographs. Click, click. Clicking, clicking.
If you have seen that foot print, that single footprint on that old, brick wall, that alleyway, do you wonder about the mystery of that footprint? Walking in, walking through, 
Victoria Gardens, have you noticed, or seen, a sculpture of a little boy, hugged, by a towel? If you see him, maybe, he will tell you, why he is there.
All those mysteries. All those histories. Ghostly figures, ghostly pictures in our heads.
Walking in Farnham. And, taking photographs, focusing on it it’s minutiae, it’s details, on pavements, alleyways, architecture
and buildings. Wearing other people’s shoes, looking through their eyes. And, seeing.
Then, still, taking photographs and, seeing, through our own eyes,  wearing, our own shoes and walking.