Allsorts is a voluntarily run venue that is FREE to attend for local people who are retired, disabled or are affected by memory problems, etc. The idea is to provide the local community with a relaxing and enjoyable place to go where they can enjoy a break, share company and chat, and also access Easy Arts and Crafts. Many retired people become isolated because they are caring for their partners who have become unwell; others have been left bereaved and alone after losing their partner and some with disabilities have found themselves generally isolated. Each fortnight brings a new face, a new friend.
The Arts and Crafts, which include painting, finger-weaving with wool, knitting, crochet and card-making, are relaxed but cleverly structured by the facilitators. Many people who felt that they had no artistic talents are surprised and astonished to be producing works that are worthy of gracing any space.
The volunteers who facilitate Allsorts are mainly residents of Penwartha Road and they support each other to ensure smooth running of the venue. Events are held every other Wednesday; the hall is within easy walking distance from Illogan Village centre on the same side as Boots Pharmacy and is the centre part of the bungalow complex.
Allsorts looks forward to welcoming new friends and potential artists.