Tea and Tasters and going digital
MarketPlace has been developing a relationship with The Barleycorn Cafe in Middenhall over the last few years. A need to tackle loneliness and create new shared experiences for local people resulted in a series of artist taster sessions to inform a longer project with their artist of choice. Find out the difference this project made and the challenges of delivering online as we all adjusted to life during lockdown.
The Barleycorn Cafe in Midenhall is only three years old. It quickly became a hub in the community when it started a Meet-up Monday group to tackle loneliness and isolation by offering a free cuppa and a place to chat and meet people.
Working with owner Shelby and a group of regulars MarketPlace started an arts taster programme to reach new audiences, create new art opportunities locally and increase wellbeing.
The case study looks at the role of creative agents, the programme and the challenge of moving the activities online.