Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection – #5

April 24th, 2015 by Jennie Sandford in Conference Research | no comments

Last year, photographer Sara Lyndsey captured 25 images of Creative Citizens on location in their communities for our Creative Citizen conference and exhibition. We’re now sharing these fantastic photos along with some information about each of the inspiring subjects.

These people do what they do not because they are paid to but because they want to. Their motivations are diverse – from doing something because they believe it has a social, cultural or economic benefit to the community to more personal motivations such as developing new friendships, learning and gaining skills or because it is something they enjoy.

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Jess Wright came across an empty church and decided to try and buy it to keep the building alive for the community. Now, the Zion Community Cafe and Event Space in Bristol’s Bedminster Down hosts a huge range of events and activities – everything from kids art and craft, theatre, food markets, to writing groups, music nights, cabaret and flower arranging. Jess’s focus is on the café and deli, serving freshly cooked foods and local produce. Jess says it is a privilege to have this job, it is unique and changes daily but it is also very hard work and always challenging.

You can view the whole Creative Citizens: A Photo Collection here.

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