A look back at Get Creative Festival 2019

Sadler’s Wells was proud to be among the arts organisations and community groups hosting over 1600 events across the country as part of the Get Creative festival – the UK’s biggest celebration of have-a-go creativity.

From  11 to 19 May, the annual festival shone a light on all the innovative and inspiring cultural activity occurring nationwide and highlighted the central role creativity plays in our lives. Taking part in the initiative for the fifth consecutive year, Sadler’s Wells hosted two free dance workshops: one for over-60s and another for 2 to 4-year-olds and their carers.

We take a look back at the creative festivities through the eyes of our inspiring workshop attendees, and ask how dance has helped them to explore and embrace their creativity.

“Dancing is just something she embraces. The key thing about the workshop was that it helped her stay focused in a creative way.”
I used to do a lot of dance years ago and I missed it so bad it was like a physical ache. I feel like the class has enabled me to free myself up again. It’s wonderful.”
It’s helped me be less self-conscious about dancing and looking silly. As other people get into it, you follow them, and you become aware of the music together.
It’s been fun, enjoyable and inspiring!
It’s given me a greater insight into the creative relationship between the choreographer and the people she’s working with.
I was out of my comfort zone, but I managed to get into my body and feel really relaxed – it’s made a massive improvement to my day.
“We really enjoyed the range of activities and the fact that it was a wider creative movement workshop that tied into a theme as well, which is really nice.

Images throughout: Sarah Vaughan-Jones