'Roaming Penzance' meets in St.Petroc's Breadline Centre on Thursdays from 9.30 until 3.30. Our aim is to create a regular space where people are able to relax, share in art activities and eat a healthy meal together. Some people find us by word of mouth, most are referred by St.Petroc's with whom we work in partnership. Their aim is to provide accommodation and housing-related support services to meet the needs of single people who find themselves homeless in the Penzance area.Why the community needs us
'Roaming Penzance' meets as a group each week and provides a place where people feel welcome and valued without being required to discuss their situation or lifestyle. Our ethos and ground rules emphasize respect for ones another's differences, which results in often lively and instructive conversation about art, ethics and survival. Non-competitive art processes and a shared meal provide the means to this aim and often result in an improved sense of personal wellbeing.Our impact on the community
We hold exhibitions of our work twice a year so the wider Penzance community can see and talk with us about what we do. We have found this helps to narrow gaps in understanding between different people. We are also exploring the meaning of art and culture in terms of value, which has an impact on the wider art community.