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/writer residency 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
Film-maker James Price helped children create 'To Infinity' - an animated film about space and the things you might find out there. James used the stories, ideas, drawings, pictures and sounds the children developed in his workshops over the summer to create the film.
Date: Thursday 5 March 2020
Time: 9:30am to 5pm
Date: Saturday 7 March 2020
Time: 2:15pm to 3:30pm
Creative Writing Group
Ages 15 and over
Code Club (term time only from 30 April 2019)
Ages 9 - 13
Craft and Chat
Friday mornings every 6 weeks. (Contact library for dates)
Visually Impaired Reading Group
10am to 12noon
Dedicated Dad's Group
Dad's and children
Dates: from Tuesday 18 February 2020
to Tuesday 10 March 2020
Time: 10am to 1pm
Date: Saturday 29 February 2020
Time: 10am to 12 noon
Dates: from Monday 2 March 2020
to Tuesday 3 March 2020
Time: 10am to 6:30pm
Time: 4:30pm to 6pm
Date: Saturday 14 March 2020
Adults (booking essential)
Birth to 5 years
Ages 5 - 11 years
First Tuesday of the month
2pm to 4pm
First and third Tuesdays of the month
Knit and Natter
Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month
Craft and Chatter
Adults (commencing 3 September 2019)
Second Thursday of the month
Fourth Thursday of the month
Books and More
Library Gets Lively
Arts Award Sessions
Children aged 5 and over
Full contact details for Arts and Cultural Programme Co-ordinator
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