The A-Z Challenge 2021

During the pandemic of 2020, many of us struggling to cope given that our lives had changed and routines up-ended. In the forth lockdown of January 2021 we were all in need of some positivity.

 The creative genius that is Emma Brewer came up with an amazing       8-week creative challenge which ran from January to March 2021.

We were set fun challenges using the alphabet – each letter from A to Z was a different creative theme.

Each week a group of over 60 people got creative and did three challenges. From Bakes that would make Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith gasp to paint jobs that reaching abstract artistic heights, we found our inner muse and came up with the goods.

Emma even won the Bayfields Community Champion Award for getting us all creative and connecting together!

Award Winning

When Bayfields Opticians put out a call to discover a local community champion, many of us immediately submitted Emma Brewer. The seemingly never ending lockdowns and especially the 3rd or 4th one in January 2021 was dark for us all. When Emma proposed this creative challenge to keep us mentally focused, active and together many of us felt a purpose that we had been lacking for a long time. Knowing how community, creation and connection is an important part for all of us Emma saw how much we enjoyed and got out of the challenges. We were awarded points for each entry and then at the end in March 2021 we had an awards evening online. For many of us it was a change to discover new talents and skills, pick up neglected ones including instruments and for some a way of simply being connected and less isolated.