Creative Communities: Taking Flight | COVID-19 Cancellation

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BDP Creative Communities support adults affected by alcohol and other drugs in Bristol. Their recovery orchestra, choir, drama and art groups come together to connect, play and express themselves.

This year’s Spring Showcase was to be held on 30th March at The Trinity Centre, but was inevitably cancelled due to coronavirus.

Titled ‘Taking Flight’ the show was about new beginnings and survival. This 3 minute film combines footage and audio from our last rehearsals before the lockdown. We hope you enjoy watching it! We look forward to beginning again.

Having BDP’s Creative Community available at this current time of great stress, difficulty and worry, is hugely comforting and supportive.

BDP are still connecting with our fantastic Creative Community members, who are spreading positivity and support to each other through our social networks. We would like to thank each and everyone one of our members and our team of freelancer artists, staff and volunteer for putting themselves out there every week and for continuing to support each of us.

“It’s almost impossible not to relate everything to the ‘present climate’. If the groups are an escape or respite from the struggles of addiction, could they not also be a respite from this pandemic. That’s what I’d like to see.”


With thanks to our funders Arts Council England, The National Lottery Community Fund and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. BDP are still connecting with our Creative Community members, who are spreading positivity and support to each other through our social networks.

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