In light of recent events and government advice, all activities have been postponed for the forseeable future.

Our funders, Dorset Council and Arts Council England, and our partners remain committed to the project and we will be continuing with the programme and rescheduling activities as soon as possible.

Viking Crafts for adults looking to socialise. 18.02.2020 – 10.03.2020, Tuesdays 10am – 1pm, Weymouth Library. BOOK HERE.

Creative Clay for adults with Dementia. 25.02.2020 – 17.03.2002, Tuesdays 10am – 1pm, West Moors Library. BOOK HERE.

Drumming Circle For young men looking to improve their mental health

Wednesdays , 2:30 – 5pm, Sturminster Newton Library. BOOK HERE.

FULLY BOOKED The Ridgeway Singers & Band Tea with William Barnes. 23.02.2020, 2:30pm, Stallbridge village hall. BOOK HERE.

Creative Art Sessions for young men looking to improve their mental health. 29.02.2020 – 04.04.2020, Saturday mornings 11am – 1pm, Weymouth Library. BOOK HERE.

Creative Sessions: Group activities for over 60s. 16.04.2020 – 21.05.2020, Thursday afternoons, 2 – 4pm, The Exchange at Sturminster Newton. BOOK HERE.

Clay workshops . 26.02.2020 – 27.05.2020, 10am – 1:30pm, Potterne Park Pavlion Verwood. BOOK HERE.

Dorset Steam Tea for over 60s looking to socialiseWednesday 27 May, 2-3:30pm, Shillingstone Railway Station

Minibus available from The Exchange, Sturminster Newton at 1:15pm

Wheelchair friendly


Live music from the Cajun Roosters Trio. 

Friday 13th March, 11am-1pm at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton

Coffee and light buffet lunch provided


Woodland Crafts for young men looking to improve their mental health. Friday mornings, 10am – 12 noon, 27th March, 3rd and 24th April, 1st May, RSPB Reserve Visitor Centre. BOOK HERE.

Woodland Crafts for adults with learning disabilities. Friday afternoons, 1 – 3pm, 27th March, 3rd and 24th April, 1st May, RSPB Reserve Visitor Centre. BOOK HERE.

This pilot project will deliver adult day care differently. Participants will be given a choice of different creative activities  outside of the usual day care settings. We aim to prevent and reduce common issues facing the older adult population and those with mental health issues or learning disabilities, such as isolation and loneliness, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. We will take advantage of a new online platform for activities in Dorset, called the Tribe.

How we’re involved

We’re working with a number of creative partners and artists to deliver 40 workshops across Dorset, including stone carving, forest school activities, Viking jewellery, pottery, a Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra cake concert and trips to local performances.