This page provides details about our regular activities that take place during our evening sessions. For information about on-off events and activities see our News page or download our latest Newsletter.
There is always something happening – whether it is art, writing (both creative and more practical), computing or board games. We have an Art Group on Wednesdays, a Communications Group on Thursdays, and Literacy and Reading Groups on Fridays.
The weekly Wednesday Art Group is there for anyone who’d like to give it a go and find out how creative they can be! There are no set activities – it works like an open studio, i.e. you come in and get on with something that interests YOU.
So far people have done drawings, paintings, sewing, knitting, jewellery making, collage and badge making. Some people are interested in the Impressionists, others like Graffiti: we’ve got books on different types of art with art workers and volunteers who are willing to talk to you and help you do the kind of work you are interested in. In June 2019 we had a wonderful opportunity to display a range of artistic works produced by guests in a public exhibition at The North Wall, which brought their talents to the attention of a much wider audience.
You can also sit in and see what the group’s like or look at one of our books before you make up your mind up about joining in. It’s a friendly group with chatting if you are feeling so inclined, but if you’d like to left alone and concentrate on your work, then we respect that too. There’s a wide range of materials for you to use free of charge.
“Art means a lot to me. It helps me overcome my depression and my stressful life. When I am a bit down, I do some art work to bring me up and get on with my life”
We try to ensure that laptops are available to use as many nights of the week that we have enough space and volunteers. On a Thursday evening we have a designated staff member that can support you with any IT needs you may have. Newspapers and other printed materials are also made available throughout the week for Guests to read.