We offer a range of participatory activities for people in the community:
Creative challenges for over 60s
Mind the Gap is our regular performance and creative arts group for older people. As part of Wiltshire Creative Connects, we’re offering everyone the opportunity to get involved from home. We’d love you to get creative by responding to our weekly suggestions and then sharing your creations with us, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll then showcase your work on our website and via social media.
Wiltshire Creative have established two Community Hubs, areas in and around Salisbury where we provide regular arts activities and performances for those who might not otherwise have access to the arts.
Since 2018 we have worked in Bemerton Heath alongside Salisbury City Council’s Community Development Team. Provision has included monthly workshops with the After School Club and Lunch Club; a Family Fiesta as part of Salisbury International Arts Festival; drop in craft workshops; trips to events in Salisbury and theatre performances for families in the school holidays. In September 2019 we began working on a new Hub in Tidworth.
Mind the Gap is our performance and creative arts group for older people. Working with a variety of professional artists the group meet weekly exploring theatre performance techniques and other art forms, and regularly create performances.
If you’re ready to be creatively challenged in a friendly and supportive environment, then Mind the Gap is for you.
Fridays during term time, 10:30am - 12:00pm in the Community Room at Salisbury Playhouse. £5 per session
We are proud to support DANCE SIX-0, a contemporary dance performance company for people over 60 which works with professional choreographers and Rehearsal Director, Rosalind Conlon on Thursdays from 10.15am - 11.45am.
DANCE SIX-0 also holds friendly and fun weekly open classes on Wednesdays. Led by dance professional, Debbie Lee-Anthony, classes explore movement for all levels of mobility. No previous dance experience necessary.
Company Class and Open Class usually take place in the White Room at Salisbury Arts Centre, but currently due to Covid-19 are online and at Elevate Dance Studios - see bookings page for details.
Autumn term 1: 18 September - 23 October (6 weeks) £45
Autumn term 2: 6 November - 11 December (6 weeks) £45
Dance Six-0 is supported by Wiltshire Creative.
Advance booking essential through the Ticket Office 01722 320333.
Wiltshire Creative is one of organisations that make up The Wiltshire Partnership. The Wiltshire Partnership is delighted to have been awarded £99,931 by Arts Council England to deliver a wonderful project called Celebrating Age in Wiltshire. Between 2017-2020, the patnership is committed to delivering arts events in community settings across the county for elderly people unable to access concert halls or theatres.
Celebrating Age offers arts, culture and heritage activity for older people in their own community settings in 6 local areas across Wiltshire (Corsham, Royal Wootton Bassett, Calne, Trowbridge, Amesbury and Salisbury).
Rebecca Seymour, Project Coordinator for Celebrating Age is working alongside arts and community organisations to deliver accessible high quality arts events for those who may feel vulnerable or isolated from their community.
As a pan-arts organisation we are aware of how incredible the impact of high-quality arts events can have a person's well-being. Through Celebrating Age we hope can make this experience accessible to more people and the positive effects will last for even longer when participants share the event with others living nearby.
If you would like to find out more please contact Rebecca at email@example.com or by calling 07955 249288.
We take great pride in supporting the Salisbury Home Educators group. The group have used our spaces to socialise with other home educating families and explore different themes creatively each month.
Please visit the Salisbury Home Educators Facebook Page for more details.