The Arts & Health programme at Farnham Maltings includes a range of creative and sociable activities designed to improve wellbeing – and be really enjoyable!

There are many wellbeing benefits to doing arts and crafts activities, from challenging yourself to try something new to socialising with others.

We are constantly expanding our programme to include a wider variety of groups which use creativity to build happier, healthier communities.

Meet Me at the Maltings

The flagship of our creative and sociable activities which connects local people from all backgrounds through a variety of arts and crafts.

We meet every Thursday from 10.30am-12.30pm and enjoy two hours of crafting or visual arts, led by experienced and encouraging artists . Bring a friend, or come along and meet someone new – and give something different a go!

Initially set up in response to a nationwide ‘loneliness epidemic’, this has become a friendly, self-organising and dynamic group of people who look out for each other and welcome newcomers. In the past, Meet Me at the Maltings has been generously supported by Farnham Town Council, Johnson Wax Charitable Trust and Waverley Borough Council.

You are welcome to drop in, but we do recommend booking sessions in advance (especially as there is a discount if you book four sessions in one go).

Every Thursday
10.30am-12.30pm | £5 (or any 4 sessions for £16) | Farnham Maltings Foyer

Nimble Fingers

A free of charge weekly knitting and crochet drop-in.

Whether you are an advanced knitter looking for some fresh ideas and new company, or whether you are not sure what a crochet hook even is, Nimble Fingers is friendly group to enjoy all things woolly. Bring your own project, or use some of our sample patterns to get you started. No need to book either.

Every Tuesday
10.30am-12.30pm | Free | Farnham Maltings Foyer

Writing for Wellness

Launched in September 2018, these six-week interactive workshops are designed to get you writing more or assist you in starting out for the first time.

Award-winning local novelist and therapist, Joanna Barnard, leads sessions exploring how writing creatively can benefit your mental and emotional wellbeing. Exercises include experimenting with different writing styles, including journalling, poetry and short stories.

Suitable for adults of all ages and experiences.

Mondays 9 September, 23 September, 7 October, 21 October, 4 November, 18 November
7pm-9pm | £36 for 6 sessions

For tickets please call the Box Office on 01252 745444
For any further information please contact Erin Beesley, Arts & Health Administrator at erin.beesley@farnhammaltings.com