Art, Craft and Design 

 

  

 

 

 

We offer diverse and rewarding craft and design sessions, not only with sketching and painting, but also with wax, gems, foiling and pyrography (which is the art of decorating wood, leather and other materials with a pen-shaped, burning tool). These activities allow the expression of creativity, alongside forward planning, concentration and hand-eye coordination, all of which are skills we work together to support and develop.

 

These sessions are also particularly popular for those of a quieter nature, and for those who find socialising and group-mixing challenging or overwhelming. 

 

 

We are very well-resourced with high quality art and craft materials and tools, so our clients are welcome to get as creative as they wish. All sorts of things can be created, from greetings cards, artistic collages, beautiful decorations and even designs for 'Good Luck' cards sent to our London Marathon runners. Our clients also design our annual Christmas cards.

 

 

Our bright and spaciou s art room offers all of our clients, with support from volunteers/staff, the freedom to express themselves and create some fabulous pieces of artwork, which are often displayed around the Headway building. The mural shown in the photograph above was designed and created by our clients! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Latest News

London Marathon Information Evening, 11th February

 

Now that our marathon team is full (27 runners in total!), we're really excited to host our annual London Marathon Information Evening on Monday 11th February, to which all 'Team HEN' runners are invited! 

 

The informal evening, held at our Irthlingborough centre, offers the chance for runners to take a look around our centre, meet fellow participants, and of course a great opportunity for us to meet these amazing people in person! 

 

Guest speaker this year is Andrew Walker, himself an experienced London Marathon runner, and a member of Team HEN 2019. Andrew will be there to share his knowledge and experiences, and to offer hints/tips about build-up to race day, nutrition, lasting the distance, and of course, recovery.

 

7.00pm start with an anticipated finishing time of 8.30pm. All RSVP's and vest top size confirmations by Monday 21st January, please.

 

 

Fish & Chip quiz night, 26th January!

 

Our facilitator Freyja and partner Chris belong to 'A Different Direction' choir and are busy fundraising for an amazing trip to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall! 

 

To aid their funding, they've organised a Fish & Chip Quiz  night on Saturday 26th January at Saxon Hall, Raunds, with all proceeds going towards their event. You may remember the choir from the incredible performance they gave alongside the Headway musicians, 'The Custard Caterpillars' back in October!

 

Great night guaranteed - for full details, please visit our 'Events' page. 

 

New Year, New You? Come and be a volunteer!

 

Want to make a positive change for 2019? Then come and be part of our amazing team of volunteers!

 

Whether you have a spare day in the week, or even just an hour or two, visit our centre and meet our fantastic people. We have so much to offer those who've survived brain injury - maybe it could be YOU who helps someone re-learn a lost skill, or take on a new one.

 

For all volunteering enquiries, please call on 01933 652311 or email our deputy manager, Jonny Tudor, on  jonny.tudor@headwayeastnorthants.org.uk