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Our Response to COVID-19

We've been racking our brains this weekend to come up with a response to the corona virus situation that enables us to still continue our delivery while safeguarding our staff, visitors, volunteers and workshop participants. With some key staff and volunteers self isolating and the advice from government changing rapidly we've taken the decision to temporarily pause delivery at the studio. Starting from today and continuing for at least the next four weeks. That's the bad news, but there's also GOOD NEWS! We're a creative organisation and working with our friends at the Turnpike, we've come up with a creative response to ensure our visitors, members and participants can still access our creative sessions, and keep our wonderful creative community going.We're going to continue running our timetabled workshops and creative meetups and you get to join in with us from home. Every week we will be publishing a list of materials and equipment you will need to take part in the weeks workshops, and a programme so you know what's on and when. If you don't have the materials at home you can collect resource packs from the studio on a Saturday afternoon (or send a friend to collect them if you're self isolating.) You can join us on Facebook Live and YouTube as our facilitators guide you through the workshop. We'll also be sharing a daily creative challenge and more resources from the team at The Turnpike. Our main concern is the health and well being of YOU, our visitors, staff and participants. This includes your mental health, we're a community at STEAM and we know how important our regular sessions are to you, please reach out to us if you're feeling lonely or scared and we'll do our best to help you. If you have block booked sessions we will of course offer refunds, however if you decide not to request a refund it will really help to keep our organisation going in these uncertain times. With this will come challenges and we won't always get it right, but we hope you can be patient with us and join in the fun. We're also welcoming our followers to let us know what you'd like to see, so that we can do our very best to keep your creativity flowing!

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