Changing Faces in 2020

After February half-term, we are re-starting our Changing Faces workshops. This year, the project is funded by a Derbyshire County Council Action Grant. It’s aims remain the same – to provide a safe space for young people aged 11-18yrs who face difficulties and to develop their creative and life skills and build their confidence.

The workshops run afterschool on term-time Tuesdays at The Green Man Gallery until 5pm.

We provide a range of creative activities for our participants to try. In the past, these have included puppet-making (of course!), making a glowstickman dance video, mosaic-making, calligraphy, singing, shadow play, stained-glass window-making, stencil-making and spray-painting, making slime, pasta crazy golf, painting and many more.

We also develop our Buxton Carnival parade entry with the participants and take part in other community events.


We work with school pastoral care teams, DCC Youth Services’ Early Help Team and other care workers to help find those who need some creative time, some time away from home or school or some additional support. Parents and participants can also refer themselves.

The workshops provide an opportunity to forget about stresses, make new friends, try new things, have a chat to someone, learn from different people, get involved in community activities and generally be safe.

If you would like to refer a young person, please email

We are also looking for adults to join our delivery team.

Volunteers are welcome to come along when they can to generally help out and support the young people in their activities. The project is a great opportunity for those wanting to get involved in community arts, gain experience working with young people and to support our young people.

We are also looking for a Wellbeing Officer. This role is less focused on the activities and more on the wellbeing of our participants. They should have a good knowledge of safeguarding issues and procedure, be comfortable talking to young people and interested in supporting their wellbeing.

Again, please email if you are interested.

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