Covid 19 Lockdown - Lowdown

We have had to stop running our sessions for now, something we are incredibly sad about but have no choice! Does that stop us!? NO!

We have adapted and are now organising ‘Arts from Home’

We are providing our regular participants with a pack once a month – with art equipment, ideas and inspiration and sometimes a little treat!

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 runs weekly creative sessions, mainly, during term-time – our four ‘Arts for Wellbeing’ sessions per-week are for people with long term physical and mental health conditions aged 16 upwards.

We are developing our provision for younger people aged 14-18

Our ‘Hands on Art’ sessions, every  Wednesday are for adults with learning disabilities and the first Monday of the Month we host a ‘Club Night’ a social evening for adults with additional needs in a local pub.

A programme of Creative Workshops is being planned, we can be commissioned for therapeutic art sessions and we offer Art Therapy – all subject to availability.

– for more details email

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.

When and Where: Adult Community Education Centre, Talbot Street, Glossop, SK13 7DG ~ Mondays 1pm – 3pm, Fridays 10am – 12noon

Scout Hut Pingot Lane Hadfield SK13 1AH ~ Thursdays 10.30 – 12.30pm

Hands on Art and Club Night

Regular arts, craft, music and movement sessions for adults with learning disabilities. These sessions cost £5 per person and a healthy snack is offered – we can cater for dietry requirements.

Club Night First Monday of the month

Where and When:

Pure Vibes Youth Centre, Ebenezer Street, Whitfield, Glossop, SK13 8JY  Wednesdays, term time 10am – 12noon

Club Night 7-9pm Brook Tavern Glossop SK13 8AH

Mind the GAP

This group is aimed at young people 16-30 experiencing mental health difficulties, social isolation or are not in education or employment –  please join us to think, talk and make art in a safe and confidential setting.

No Art Experience Necessary!!

You’ll help us choose the projects, including painting+ drawing+ 3D clay modelling +textile collage amongst other activities.

Run by a qualified experienced Art Teacher and experienced volunteer.

Creative Sessions for All

We have run many workshops with guest artists – including Felt-Making and Ceramics. We are currently developing a timetable of group sessions to include – Printmaking and Beginners Drawing techniques.

For more information email

Arts in Ageing

Over the years we have run Arts in Ageing sessions, in sheltered accommodation, care homes and Day cantres.

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.

What we do

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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.
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
We have uploaded a fab little video made by one of our Directors and good friend Caro Millington - watch Caro collage and why not try it out!
Caro is an artist, journalist and all round jolly good chum!
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project - Collage
A guide to collage by Caro from Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
Well, Clare & Sonja and the team are on leave after tomorrow and will start back early September. We are keeping our fingers crossed for face to face sessions but for now we are planning our Arts from Home timetable and distributing our summer project!
We want to say a massive thank you to all our participants, volunteers and friends. Its been a weird few months, we haven't stopped since February half term - hours of calls, two Arts from Home packs a month, now to more than 50 people - chats on delivery and endless supportive messages on social media. Our #GAPFAM is growing and as supportive as ever! Some folk are meeting in 'spoons on a weekly basis!!
We have put up a display again in Victoria Hall, our base! This is the third big display we have done! Including VE Day (seems like a lifetime ago) and our thanks to the NHS on its birthday!
Thank you everyone who has helped and joined us this year so far! Any questions? Contact

Love you all missing you already! Xxx
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
Stone decorating and flying planes in Manor Park this morning for Hands on Arts group😊
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
Just wanted to introduce myself- I'm Elle, the Young People's Project Development Worker for GAP. I am going to be posting a lot more in September, promoting our new sessions for 14-18 year olds. Look out for Mind the Gap! #artsforwellbeing #arts #glossop #youngpeople #mentalhealth #mindthegap
Glossop Arts Project
Glossop Arts Project
Our stones!! 💚🦋🐞🌺🍀