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:

Nimble Fingers Nimble Fingers is a knitting and crochet group held every week. Free of charge, this drop-in group takes place is a fun, relaxed environment. Whether you’re looking for a helping hand to get started or you’re more experienced and looking for fresh ideas or new company this group is suitable for all. Tuesdays, 10.30am-12.30pm.

Men in Sheds is a weekly drop-in group open to anyone who enjoys making and repairing in the outdoors and wants to get involved with community projects. Tuesdays, 10am-1pm at space2grow

Writing for Wellness is a six-week interactive workshop designed to get you writing more, or assist you in your first exploration. Run by award-winning local novelist and therapist, Joanna Barnard, sessions explore how creative writing can benefit your mental and emotional wellbeing. Incorporating all forms of writing and suitable for adults of all ages and experiences. Mondays 05 October, 12 October, 19 October, 02 November, 09 November, 16, November, 7pm-9pm

Singing for the Mind (Currently not running) is an hour of singing every Monday designed especially for people living with dementia and their friends and family. This is part of our dementia friendly programme at the Farnham Maltings, including Dementia Friends Workshops and Relaxed Screenings. The Maltings also helped to found the Farnham Dementia Action Alliance. Mondays 1.30pm (refreshments), singing hour 2pm-3pm.

Refreshers: A Festival of Retirement is a 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.

Not sure if it’s quite for you?

We know that coming along to a new group can be a bit daunting or a bit tricky to arrange. So, if you have any questions, or would like to find our more on behalf of a friend of relative, please email We can also arrange for you to have a free first session so you can have a taster.

If you have any questions about access please get in touch or check out our access page. Similarly, to arrange supported transport to any of these sessions we recommend contacting Driving Miss Daisy, a companion driving service on 01252 912410.

We are grateful to all our funders and partners, past and present:

Age UK Surrey, Arts Council EnglandBaring Foundation, Community Foundation for SurreyFarnham Town CouncilFarnham Lions, Johnson Wax Charitable Trust, New AdventuresOakleaf EnterpriseRight at Home GF, Waitrose Community MattersWaverley Borough Council along with the ongoing support of the Maltings’ Patrons.