Welcome to a new short series of films and vlogs profiling ‘everyday creatives’ in Peterborough!
What is an everyday creative? Well if you can draw, sing, act, dance, sew, bake, paint and the list can go on then you already are an everyday creative! Your daily hobbies are seen and celebrated by being showcased on our Tik Tok social media platform.
Do you have any talents or interests that you’d like to feature with us? Get in touch with us to show them off!
@peterboroughpresents Next up - we have Amanda sharing her latest baking creation with us. Yep - baking is also creative! This isnt just any old tray bake, this is an Easter egg cookie tray bake, for the team at Nene Park Trust. I think we are gonna need the recipe Amanda! “I love baking, it is quite a mindful activity for me, it can bring joy to others when you share the end result.” Could you be featured as next months EveryDay Creative? #baking #createyourplace #letscreate #creatingtogether #makingmagic #art #artist #creativeideas #howtomake ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy
Amanda’s – Baking
Amanda enjoys baking – particularly when it means she can ‘treat’ others. Yep – baking is also creative! This isn’t just any old tray bake, this is an Easter egg cookie tray bake, and its for her team at the charity Nene Park Trust.
“I love baking, it is quite a mindful activity for me, it can bring joy to others when you share the end result.”
I think we are gonna need the recipe Amanda!
@peterboroughpresents We love sharing the range of everyday art and creative expression. If you can draw, sing, act, dance, sew, paint, bake (and more) that includes you, you are an ‘Everyday Creative’ too. We welcome our next sharing to the grid, ‘Intuitive art journalling in an altered book’, by Sara Collins. Enjoy! #creative #peterborough #lovelocal #communityfirst #community #artist #art #crafting #creativity #journalart #journalingart #artjournal ♬ Intro - The xx
Sara’s – Art Journaling
Sara enjoys mixed media art. She has recently become fired up by intuitive art journaling in repurposed books.
“I love giving old forgotten books from the charity shop a new purpose and lease of life. I am presently working on an old dictionary of modern art. I love the creative process of watching what will emerge from the page that day. I come to my book without any pre-thoughts of what I will do. I allow myself the freedom to choose what colours, medium and marks I will make. I love the feeling of flow, it is such a present place allowing whatever will arise in each moment to arise. The book that builds, then provides a story of season time and mood, and I can see the ribbon of my existence in those page.”
Sara enjoys sharing her passion and process with others. I believe strongly that finding your own way of creative self expression is both life affirming and enriching.
@peterboroughpresents Welcome to a new series! Day in the life of an artist. Celebrating female creatives this week #genshinimpact #animeart #artistsoftiktok #fyp ♬ fukashigi no carte lofi (bunny girl senpai) - tills chills
We’ve started our everyday creative series with Amirah Yasar, our Programme Assistant at Peterborough Presents. She is a graphic designer and illustrator who works digitally from iPad and gains inspiration from anime and gaming.
@peterboroughpresents Check out our next everyday creatives @fasihasfancys with their beautiful Eid biscuits 🤩 #eidmubarak #eid #art #biscuit #homemade #fyp ♬ Bubble - Official Sound Studio
Fasihas fancys create beautiful artworks that are edible. That’s right! You can admire your hand painted biscuits before devouring them. They have decided to show us how creative they get during Eid celebrations!
@peterboroughpresents Our work experience student Talyn made our next #EverydayCreatives ♬ original sound - PeterboroughPresents
Talyn is a fifteen year old student who did a work experience placement with us in July 2022. Talyn finds inspiration for their artwork in observing other people, and they enjoy historical fashion throughout the 19th century and beyond. As part of the week, we tasked them with making their own tiktok about a piece of art they made during the week. Press play to see some cute gay cats!
Other Interesting Stuff
Well if you found that fascinating come and check out what else we have been doing!
Top Tips: Creating Accessible Programmes
We’ve been working with Julie Fernandez to make our programmes more accessible for people with disabilities. We thought we’d share our learning and top tips in case it is useful for you!
Top tips and favourite bits: Peterborough Murals
Watch: a short film where 4 Peterborough street artists and the PP team tell you about their favourite murals. We also share some top tips to those interesting in working with artists on future murals
Millfield Link – a case study
Read: an insight into our work in Millfield from 2017 – 2022. The case study shares what happened, the learning and the challenges. Useful for others running community-based projects about telling stories through art.