All events are currently on hold, but plans are afoot for new activities, both digital and in person. This page will be updated as soon as new information is available.

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 reschedule activities as soon as possible.

 Here are some examples of the types of activities that were available before most events had to be cancelled.

Viking Crafts for adults looking to socialise
Weymouth Library

Creative Clay for adults living with dementia
 West Moors Library

Drumming Circle for young men looking to improve their mental health
Sturminster Newton Library

The Ridgeway Singers & Band Tea with William Barnes
Stallbridge Village Hall

Creative Art Sessions for young men looking to improve their mental health
Weymouth Library

Creative Sessions: Group activities for over 60s 
The Exchange at Sturminster Newton

Clay workshops
Potterne Park Pavilion Verwood

Dorset Steam Tea for over 60s looking to socialise
Shillingstone Railway Station

Live music from the Cajun Roosters Trio
The Exchange at Sturminster Newton

Woodland Crafts for young men looking to improve their mental health
RSPB Reserve Visitor Centre

Woodland Crafts for adults with learning disabilities
RSPB Reserve Visitor Centre

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.