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 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
Three of our chairs have been taken from our outside seating. If you are offered these for sale or see them abandoned somewhere please let us know. Thanks
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Glossop Arts Project
I spent the morning at Glossop job centre for a wellbeing event - met some lovely people!
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Glossop Arts Project
Thanks Ollie!!
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Glossop Arts Project
Our beautiful display fridges and freezers have finally arrived for our newly extended Farm Shop! They are stocked with delicious goodies from our friends, our own homemade pies and, not forgetting, our fabulous butchery produce! We hope to see you soon 🙂
Longley Farm
Cheshire Farm Ice Cream (Wholesale)
Findlater's Fine Foods
Cartmel Village Shop
Fentimans Ltd
Snowdonia Cheese
The Little Herb Farm
Silver & Green
Cheshire Farm
Official Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream
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Glossop Arts Project
**We Need You**

We're delighted to announce that we have two exciting opportunities to join our fantastic team. We are recruiting for:

Administrator - 21 hours per week

Funding Officer - 8 hours per week.

Both these roles will be essential in helping us develop and support even more community and voluntary groups. All details below:

DEADLINE: 19th August 2019