Lois Taylor & Sam Lawrence
Our company is called Dance Centred and we work as professional community dance artists in Cornwall. We offer creative dance sessions for everybody whatever their health circumstances. We knew from working with Social Prescribers and partners such as Macmillan and Age UK that there were a lot of people isolated at home who were missing out on the opportunity to move, particularly in a creative way. It was really important to us that people at home could use the cards to move when they felt able, whether seated or standing. We wanted the cards to feel joyful and uplifting with a can-do approach rather than a set of prescribed exercises.”
Lisa joined the Physical Postcard team back in 2020 and does a lot of the behind the scenes work.
Lisa runs her own freelance marketing and mentoring business for social enterprises and also is the Marketing Lead for community arts organisation intoBodmin. She has been doing work in communities for over 15 years and loves to spread the word about new creative projects.
" Working on the Physical Postcards project has taught me so much about the everyday health struggles so many people live with and how the creative spirit can still shine through."
Mel Chadwick is the illustrator who creates the designs for the Physical Postcards. Sam, Lois and Lisa tell Mel what they'd like to see and then she turns those ideas into brightly coloured postcard designs!
Mel is based in Cornwall on The Lizard Peninsula and you might have seen her work before, for example on the Cornish Sea Salt pinch pots or The Discover Cornwall Map!
Mel says, "I think the best part of working on this project is that each of us is integral to the project, and we all have something different to bring"