Rainbows From Isolation
A new creative community Pinboard For Lockdown. Anyone can email pictures or poems to Hannah if you would like to see them in our gallery.
See below for latest news...............
Coronavirus Response :In order to protect the health of our members.
All groups at Westgate are temporarily suspended
However.......we now have an online community, delivering live well-being, singing/movement, drama & art workshops,(see 'groups' page).
as well as an interactive creativity board, online parties and telephone support,
Please use our contact form at the bottom of the page to find out more.
We are excited to be taking part in ArtWave 2020
The Oyster Project
Initiating CREATIVE award-winning voluntary community action by people with physical disability of all ages and older people, based at the historic Westgate Chapel 92a High Street Lewes.
The Oyster Project was founded in 2002 by John Russell and became a registered charity in 2009 receiving the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2014.
We support weekly groups, well being, drama, art, craft and an annual family camp.
We also support the Westgate Trust who assist groups working with homeless people and those with addiction plus the work of Radio Lewes, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, which was founded by Oyster members.
You can see some of our past activities on our Vimeo channel
Oyster? What's it all about?
The Why, What and How....
Why - we believe in the talents and skills of people with physical disabilities & older people.
What - we peer support and encourage people who want to volunteer and be involved in the community.
How - Our various initiatives create empowerment environments where people can demonstrate positive role models and challenge negativity and prejudice.