At my age I need challenge, stimulation. Where else would I get this?
Arts Together is based in the rural county of Wiltshire, South West England. There are currently six groups meeting once a week in:
- Marlborough – Mondays
- Bradford on Avon – Tuesdays
- Devizes – Tuesdays
- Pewsey – Thursdays
- Trowbridge – Thursdays
- Melksham – Fridays
Our provision to participants includes free transport because so many members come from outlying villages and hamlets.
Arts Together groups have a maximum of 12 participants aged over 60 – there is no maximum age limit.
Groups meet once a week, 30 times a year, punctuated with Christmas, Easter and summer breaks.
Sessions last for two and a half hours (11am – 1.30pm) and include the serving of lunch by the Arts Together team.
Artists are employed to run a block of 5 consecutive sessions. This enables the planning of a creative project that progresses week by week. Examples of what we do can be seen throughout the website but the variety of projects is reflected in the following sessions held at Devizes in 2015:
- Flower painting
- Paper making and resin casting
- Matisse style cut-out collages
- Ceramic Houses and Streets
- Soap making – group cathedral
- Papier Mache bowls
To join a group, enquire on behalf of someone else or just find out more, either call Karolyne on 01380 831434
Email Karolyne at: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the enquiry form here.
If the group nearest to where you live is full, we can add you to our waiting list. Once you have joined a group and settled in, we prefer that you attend as many sessions as possible, but understand that important appointments and personal difficulties sometimes prevent this.
Members can attend for as long as they wish – we have one participant who joined us in 2000!
We ask for a voluntary donation of £4 each week. This makes a small contribution to our overall running costs that can exceed £60,000 a year. Please read our latest Annual Report or visit the Charity Commission website for more detailed information.
Before Arts Together, I felt I was not much use. I always got left in the background. I don’t feel that here