Creative Arts East

Creative Socials and Afternoon Events

Dragon Hall

115-123 King Street




United Kingdom

Creative Socials and Afternoon Events provide monthly participatory workshops and bi-monthly live performances and cinema screenings which are free to people aged 50+ in Attleborough, Thetford, Dereham, Great Massingham, Great Yarmouth and Hunstanton.

Creative Socials include a dynamic range of activities including music making, visual arts and crafts, contemporary movement, and Caribbean dance, to name a few! Advance booking is recommended and voluntary donations are welcomed.

Creative Socials – Caribbean Dancing with Rosy May

Come and celebrate music and movement of the Caribbean! Join Rosy May in sharing dance styles from different countries and learn original choreography from dance show: The Islands. Have fun and get creative!

  • Thursday 13 June 1-3pm – Attleborough Town Hall
  • Friday 14 June 1-3pm – Thetford Library
  • Wednesday 19 June 1-3pm – Great Massingham Village Hall
  • Friday 21 June 1-3pm – Dereham, Trinity Methodist Church

Creative Socials – Creative Writing with Kathryn Simmonds

Come and join Kathryn as she leads a creative writing workshop on the theme of clothes. Whether you want to write about a favourite frock, or a pair of dancing shoes, we’ll be delving into our wardrobes for inspiration. No writing experience necessary…just bring your own style.

  • Tuesday 2 July 1-3pm – Great Yarmouth, St George’s Theatre Café
  • Monday 8 July 1-3pm – Hunstanton Community Centre
  • Thursday 11 July 1-3pm – Attleborough Town Hall
  • Friday 12 July 1-3pm – Thetford Library
  • Wednesday 17 July 1-3pm – Great Massingham Village Hall

Afternoon Event – The Nettle Dress Film Screening + Q&A

Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand just from locally foraged stinging nettles. This is his medicine. It’s how he survives the passing of his wife, leaving him and their four children bereft, and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her. Following Allan’s journey through seasons and years, foraging, spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing the cloth, before finally sharing a healing vision of the dress back in the woods where the nettles were picked – a labour of love in the truest sense.

  • Thursday 1 August 1-3pm – Attleborough Town

Want to come along?

All events are free to attend with tea and cake provided – Voluntary donations welcomed.

Find out more…

Keep in the loop, sign up to the Creative Arts East monthly newsletter here or for full details of all events, visit  or for further information!

Services: DementiaElderly frailOver 50s and Mental wellbeingCoverage: BrecklandBroadlandGreat YarmouthKing’s Lynn and West NorfolkNorth NorfolkNorwichSouth Norfolk