Volunteers’ Week: Mark’s story

Mark became a Rowan volunteer two years ago, and has helped out in various areas including transport, drama and ceramics. With his own interest in arts as a painter, and a diploma in teaching adults with learning disabilities, Rowan was a perfect fit. ‘It’s a very happy place,’ says Mark. ‘I love it. The staff […]

Volunteers’ Week: John’s story

As Volunteers’ Week continues, today we’re sharing John’s story and saying ‘Thank you!’ John was one of the three people who founded Rowan in 1984. He then spent about 30 years as a committee member, before deciding to take a step back. Since John wanted to keep in touch, he decided to volunteer for Rowan. […]

Cambridge Half Marathon places available for Rowan supporters

Rowan is delighted to have 5 Charity places available for the Cambridge Half Marathon on Sunday 17th October 2021! The Cambridge Half Marathon route will take you on a beautiful route through the city of Cambridge, passing many historic landmarks including two iconic colleges of the University of Cambridge. Whether this is your first half […]

Volunteers’ Week: Rosie’s story

In celebration of Volunteers’ Week, we want to share Rosie’s story with a heartfelt thank you for all her support. Rosie joined Rowan as a volunteer six years ago, and has since helped out with the drama, music and textile groups. She says ‘I just love the whole atmosphere, it’s incredibly friendly and supportive. The […]

Rowan seeks new Rangers for forest school

Rowan has reopened its forest school to adults with learning disabilities – and is looking for new recruits! Activities include storytelling, lighting fires, den building, green woodworking, wildlife spotting and creating artworks inspired by the beautiful woodland surroundings. Sessions are driven by the ‘Rowan rangers’ who are encouraged to make their own decisions and take […]

Rowan opens its doors this July

Rowan is preparing to open its doors this summer for the annual Cambridge Open Studios programme. As well as our printmaking, ceramics, mixed media, textiles and woodwork studios being open to visitors on the third weekend in July, there will also be a pop-up shop where you will be able to pick up a piece […]

Rowan celebrates Volunteers’ Week

Local charity Rowan will celebrate the immense contribution made by volunteers and thanking them for their time and dedication during this year’s Volunteers’ Week, which runs from 1-7 June. Volunteers play a huge part in all aspects of the Cambridge-based charity, which supports adults with learning disabilities through a range of creative workshops. As well […]

Art exhibition at the Tithe Barn

In January 2020, a group of our student artists visited the Tithe Barn in Landbeach. They were given a talk about the restoration of the historic barn and were invited to make an artwork in response. The resulting series, Tithe Barn People, was exhibited on Sunday 30th May at Tithe Barne. Rowan student artists exhibited alongside other […]

Feel good time

Time to feel good… Feel good Friday is here! Check out photos from home, news on our new Zoom sessions plus meet our Communications and Fundraising Events Manager maternity cover Ellie Breeze.