Creativity and engaging with the arts can have an enormous positive impact on our health and wellbeing. Farnham Maltings is actively and keenly fulfilling its role within the town to strengthen our communities through a wide range of arts projects, making this a happier and safer place to live, for all people of all ages.
At Farnham Maltings, the Arts & Health programme is always evolving and includes the following:
My Shout is a new project that aims to mischievously celebrate ageing by creating four new pieces of art: dance, theatre, sculpture and film all made and presented by people aged 55 and over.
Meet Me at the Maltings is a group for anyone who wants to make new friends and try out a different craft or performing arts activity each week. Thursdays, 10.30am-12.30pm.
Singing for the Mind is an hour of singing every Monday designed especially for people living with dementia and their friends & family. We also have a wider dementia friendly programme with regular Dementia Friends workshops, dementia friendly segments incorporated into our main programme and we helped to found the Farnham Dementia Action Alliance. Mondays, 1.30pm-3pm.
Art Therapy workshops with Oakleaf designed to help people combat anxiety or mental ill-health.
Nimble Fingers a free drop-in for knitting and crochet held twice a month. It’s a fun, relaxed environment which is suitable for beginners looking for a helping hand to get started and those more experienced but looking for new company or fresh ideas. Second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm.
Care for Carers is a series of activities for people who are non-professional carers, such as for a family member.
Refreshers: A Festival of Retirement is an annual fair which brings together organisations and charities to present new ideas for places to acquire a new skill, embrace a different hobby or volunteer your time.
We are grateful to all our funders and partners, past and present:
Age UK Surrey, Arts Council England, Baring Foundation, Community Foundation for Surrey, Farnham Town Council, Farnham Lions, Johnson Wax Charitable Trust, New Adventures, Oakleaf Enterprise, Right at Home GF, Waverley Borough Council along with the ongoing support of the Maltings’ Patrons.