Glossop Arts Project

Glossop Arts Project CIC –  (GAP) –  is a not-for-profit community-based project bringing Art to life!

Our Aim

We offer creative sessions within a stimulating atmosphere to promote freedom of artistic expression, enhance social inclusion and  wellbeing.  Our welcoming, friendly and inclusive principles inspire people to try new activities, learn and improve skills, and build self-confidence.

What We Do

GAP run weekly creative sessions, mainly, during term-time. We offer two ‘Arts for Wellbeing’ sessions per-week for people with long term physical and mental health conditions,  ‘Hands on Art’ sessions every  Wednesday for adults with learning disabilities and we host a self-led creative women’s group every Monday evening. We have worked with Age UK on a regular basis with ‘Arts for Dementia’.  We also offer bespoke Therapeutic Arts sessions.

A further programme of Creative Workshops open to anyone in Glossop and the surrounding area is also available.

Arts for Wellbeing

These weekly sessions are aimed at people with long-term physical and mental health conditions in Glossop and the surrounding area. The sessions are free of charge, a voluntary contribution towards refreshments is welcome but not essential.
Where:   Adult Community Education Centre, Talbot Street, Glossop, SK13 7DG
When:    Mondays 1pm – 3pm, Fridays 10am – 12noon

Hands on Art

Regular arts, craft, music and movement sessions for adults with learning disabilities. These sessions cost £4.50 per person and a healthy snack is offered – we can cater for dietry requirements.

Where: The Pure Vibes Youth Centre, Ebenezer Street, Whitfield, Glossop, SK13 8JY

When:  Every Wednesday, 10am – 12noon

CREATIONS

CREATIONS is a Self-led supportive group for women. At Hadfield Community rooms (Lower Hadfield Library) every Monday 7pm – 9pm Except Bank Holidays.

Create – bring along your own materials
Relax – improve your wellbeing
Engage – meet other motivated creative women
Aspire – improve skills and share knowledge
Talk – chat, discuss, share
Involve – be part of a group
Optimistic – encouragement and reflection
Nurture – supporting each other
Space – for you to do something for you

Arts in Ageing

Arts in Ageing sessions focus on reminiscence. We use themes such as childhood, holidays, different eras or seasons with the group and produce artwork to accompany the discussions . With Dementia Friendly facilitators we provide an inclusive environment.

Creative Workshops for All

These workshops are open to all. The sessions are run by GAP and invited local artists. Please check the calendar for forthcoming events. A charge will be made for these workshops, and light refreshments are included.

Where: Various

When: Various

GAP Updates

Glossop Arts Project

Glossop Arts Project (GAP) is a community-based project offering Arts for Wellbeing. Our welcoming, friendly and inclusive environment inspires people to try new activities, learn and improve skills, and build self-confidence. We run various group sessions in accessible venues to people of mixed ages and abilities in Glossop and the local area. Our Arts for Wellbeing group is aimed at people with long-term health conditions within. Hands On Art is a creative session for adults with learning disabilities. CREATIONS is a self-led women's group. We aim for all our sessions to promote freedom of artistic expression, enhance social inclusion, and enhance wellbeing.
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Glossop Arts Project
Thank you so much to The Mayor and Lady Mayoress for attending our Birthday Bash, last Saturday. And thank you for supporting us all the way Ed. x
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Glossop Arts Project
Working together, felting together! Hands on Arts this morning 😊
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"Opening up about your mental health problems isn’t easy, but talking is the first step.” Freddie Flintoff discusses his own experiences with Jason from Mind
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Several members of a local club say handwork crafts play a role in keeping them happy, mentally healthy and engaged with others.
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Learning for young people aged 14 - 19.

We offer a range of programmes for young people aged 14 - 19 that help build confidence and gain skills and qualifications for the world of work.

* Lots of hands on and active learning
* Personal support and careers advice
* Maths and English to help you move on up
* Qualifications that are recognised by employers
* Opportunities for fun trips and visits throughout the year

14-19 Personalised Study Programme (available countywide): Part time learning in our classes and a learning mentor to support your learning. Choose from a wide range of courses including maths, English, ICT, construction, arts, and crafts, languages etc.

16-19 Full Time Study Programme (available in Glossop): Full time, one year course with other young people in small groups in a supportive environment. Includes work related qualifications such as BTEC art, construction and customer service plus English, maths, ICT, employability and work placement opportunities.

We are holding a drop in session on 28th August 2019 so you can chat to the programme managers and some of our tutors to find out what we do and how we can tailor a programme to your needs. If you cannot make the drop in session please contact the centre on 01629 535895 or email glossop.ace@derbyshire.gov.uk and we can arrange a 1:1 appointment for you.

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