Enjoy the countryside? Love history? Come and explore both at the Dorset History Centre. We will be enjoying pictures, maps or recordings and learning something new about the natural world and local artists.

In a small group we will work with speech, painting, writing, photography and crafts. The group is open to anyone who would like to take part including carers; those with mild to moderate dementia; those with a mobility, sensory or learning difficulty or those who would just enjoy the company and stimulation. It’s all about relaxing, meeting new people and having fun.  This is an indoor activity, in a building with good access, so we won’t be affected by rain!

2019 activities:
January 2019: Photography Workshop
February 2019: Dorset Buttons making
March 2019: Designing Fantasy Gardens
April 2019: Creative Clay for all

Previous activities included:
Purbeck tile making with Jo Amey
Summer holiday memories from Studland and ice-cream tasting!
Apples and pears- Dorset’s orchards, with tasting of varieties and making found poetry
Liz Day, a costumed story-teller will share stories from Corfe Castle
Watercolours and pouncing with Sara Hough

The only charge is £1 for a coffee and a warm welcome awaits you.


1st Monday morning and 3rd Monday morning of every month  (session activity repeats on 1st and 3rd).

Meet at 10.30am.

PLEASE NOTE: The 1st Monday in May 2019 is a bank holiday so the usual 1st Monday will change to the 2nd Monday (13th of May).


The sessions are based at the Dorset History Centre in the centre of Dorchester. The postcode is  DT11RP. 

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Call Maria on 01305 228947 or email on m.gayton@dorsetcc.gov.uk for more information or to book. 


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Liz aka Brave Dame Mary




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