,  Glossop Arts Project (GAP) was founded in April 2014 – Clare and Sonja wanted to use their skills, experience and knowledge to provide meaningful, creative, accessible and affordable activities to people in their community. GAP officially launched on Monday 3rd November 2014 and became a Not-for-Profit Company in December 2014.

GAP mainly runs during term-time only offering several sessions each week, bespoke Therapeutic Arts sessions are also available, see below, for which are chargeable – costs vary – please email us info@glossopartsproject.org or call Sonja on 07855320179.

‘Arts for Wellbeing’

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

Where: Hadfield Scout Hut, Pingot Lane, Hadfield, SK13 1AH
When: Thursday 10:30-12:30pm

Run by Clare, these sessions are for people with long-term physical and mental health conditions in Glossop and the surrounding area. Sonja our qualified Social worker is present at sessions for support.

Clare, our resident artist, will guide you through painting, drawing, collage, upcycling of unwanted objects, textiles, printmaking and much, much more. The sessions are free of charge – a voluntary contribution towards refreshments is welcome but not essential.

‘Hands On Art’

Where: The Pure Vibes Youth Centre, Ebenezer Street, Whitfield, Glossop, SK13 8JY
When:  Every Wednesday 10-12pm

These sessions are for adults with learning disabilities. Run by a qualified Social Worker Sonja, and experienced professionals (Clare and Rhoda) these arts, crafts, music and movement sessions aim to encourage participants to engage in visual and performing arts including role play, games, physical activity and lots of fun!!.  Rhoda our Speech and Language Therapist uses these activities to improve communication, dexterity and coordination.

These sessions cost £5  per person and a healthy snack is provided.

‘Mind the GAP’

We have recently begun working with younger people from 14 upwards, we working with local schools and services supporting young people.

Our 14- 18 provision, funded by Children in Need, includes our Development worker, Elle, working closely with schools and services for young people to offer a creative release from school work and exam pressures as well as working with young people not in education, employment or training.

‘Mind the GAP 16-30’

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

No Art Experience Necessary!! The participants can help choose the projects, including painting+ drawing+ 3D clay modelling +textile collage amongst other activities.  

Run by a qualified experienced Art Teacher and Social Worker – Clare and Sonja. The sessions are free of charge

Therapeutic Arts Sessions  & Art Therapy

Where: Various

When: Various

We offer bespoke Arts and Crafts sessions for all ages and abilities – we have run sessions with Blythe House, St. Christopher’s Trust, The BigS, Reuben’s Retreat and Age UK – We also have the pleasure of working with Lucy our Art Therapist – Lucy offers one to one sessions with people accessing our ‘Arts for Wellbeing’ sessions. For more information please email us info@glossopartsproject.org or call Sonja on 07855320179

‘Arts in Ageing’

Where: Various

When: Various

We provide Arts and Craft sessions with a focus on reminiscence through creativity, we have worked with, amongst others, South Yorkshire Housing Association at Whitfield House and Age UK Day Centre Glossop. Our Dementia Friendly facilitators make these sessions inclusive and accessible.

‘Creative Workshops For All’

Where: Various
When: Various

These sessions are open to all. Examples of workshops available include felt-making, embroidery, ceramics, printmaking and creative writing. These sessions are run by GAP and invited local artists. A charge will be made for these workshops.  Please check the calendar for the current timetable and cost of workshops.


Interested in taking part?

To book your place on any of our sessions simply contact us directly by email or phone.