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We are delighted to have secured Arts Council England National Lottery Funding. Working with our partners The Arts Development Company the funding will enable an exciting programme of arts development in the Gillingham and Weymouth Libraries. The "Libraries as Cultural Hubs" programme will take place across 2 years.

This inclusive and community driven programme will reflect diversity in the wider communities. It will span age and gender profiles and will enable:

  • the development of a partnership arts programme with community-led activities such as Fun Palaces and Artist Exchanges

  • paid artist residencies programmes, delivering events for all age groups

  • 16 artist events showcasing programmes for specific community groups

  • arts promoters to have the opportunity to stage shows and exhibitions at the libraries

Discover more about:

To Infinity

2019 writer in-residence programmes:

Farewell blog posts from our writers-in-residence Sarah Acton and Alan Ward
For the past three months Weymouth and Gillingham libraries have been home to writers Sarah Acton and Alan Ward. Their residencies have now come to an end, but their projects can still be accessed and enjoyed. They've each written a guest blog post to tell you more.
Read Alan Ward's blog

Read Sarah Acton's blog

Watch a conversation between Alan and Sarah as they discuss their residencies 

Cultural events

Gillingham Library

Libraries as Cultural Hubs events, Gillingham Library

DateTime EventFor

Friday 13 September

7.00pm to 8.30pm

In conversation with Fanny Charles and Gay Pirrie-Weir

Adults

Every Tuesday

 n/a

Coffee Companions

Adults

Every Tuesday 

 n/a

Creative Writing Group

Ages 15 and over

Every Tuesday 

4pm to 5pm

Code Club (term time only from 30 April 2019)

Ages 9 - 13

Every Friday

 n/a

Craft and Chat

Adults

Every Thursday

 n/a

Adult Colouring

Adults

Every Thursday 

 n/a

Bridge Club

Adults

Friday mornings every 6 weeks. (Contact library for dates)

 n/a

Visually Impaired Reading Group

Adults

Every Saturday

10am to 12noon

Dedicated Dad's Group

Dad's and children 

Saturdays monthly

 n/a

Book Group

Adults

Weymouth Library

Libraries as Cultural Hubs events, Weymouth Library

 DateTime EventFor

Every Monday

4pm to 5pm

Creative Writing

Ages 15 and over

Every Monday

2pm to 4pm

Get Online

Adults (booking essential)

Every Tuesday 

10am to 12pm

Digital Champion

Adults (booking essential)

Every Tuesday 

10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime

Birth to 5 years

Every Tuesday 

4pm to 5pm

Lego Club

Ages 5 - 11 years

First Tuesday of the month

2pm to 4pm

Harbour Poets

Adults

First and third Tuesdays of the month

 10.30am to 12pm

Knit and Natter

Adults

Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month

10.30am to 12.30pm

Craft and Chatter

Adults (commencing 3 September 2019)

Second Thursday of the month

 n/a

Adult Colouring

Adults

Fourth Thursday of the month

 2.30pm to 3.30pm

Books and More

Adults

Every Friday

10.30am to 11am

Rhymetime Extra

Birth to 5 years

Every Saturday 

10.30am to 11am

Library Gets Lively

Pre-school children

Every Saturday 

2.30pm to 3.30pm

Lego Club

Ages 5 - 11 years

Every Saturday

11am to 11.30am

Arts Award Sessions

Children aged 5 and over

 

 

 

https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/event.aspx?e=9725d883-90a6-461f-a0b1-91d59dcdf788

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