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We are delighted to have secured Arts Council England National Lottery Funding. Working with our partners The Arts Development Company the funding will enable an exciting programme of arts development in the Gillingham and Weymouth Libraries. The "Libraries as Cultural Hubs" programme will take place across 2 years.

This inclusive and community driven programme will reflect diversity in the wider communities. It will span age and gender profiles and will enable:

  • the development of a partnership arts programme with community-led activities such as Fun Palaces and Artist Exchanges
  • paid artist residencies programmes, delivering events for all age groups
  • 16 artist events showcasing programmes for specific community groups
  • arts promoters to have the opportunity to stage shows and exhibitions at the libraries

The programme has kicked off with our artists in residence.

Our "Writer - In Residence" programme will be running from January - March 2019

In Gillingham Library the residency will be “This Library is Mine Yours”  with Alan Ward

In Weymouth Library it will be “Weymouth-on-Sea” with Sarah Acton

Check back soon for more details. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @dorsetlibraries #LibrariesAsCulturalHubs

Gillingham Library

Libraries as Cultural Hubs events, Gillingham Library

Friday 21 December 5.30pm to 6.30pm

Deck the Halls Adults

Thursday 27 December

Thursday 3 January 

Christmas Holiday Fun with Duplo and Lego Families

Every Tuesday

Coffee Companions Adults

Every Tuesday 

Creative Writing Group Suitable for over 15's
Every Friday Craft and Chat Adults
Every Thursday Adult Colouring Adults
Every Thursday  Bridge Club Adults
Friday mornings every 6 weeks. (Contact library for dates) Visually Impaired Reading Group Adults
Saturdays monthly Book Group Adults

Discover more events happening at Gillingham Library

Weymouth Library

Libraries as Cultural Hubs events, Weymouth Library
 Date EventFor
Every Monday Creative Writing Ages 15 and over
26 November to 8 December

Artwey Christmas Exhibition

20 December

Calm before Christmas

22 December

Library Gets Christmassy

First and third Tuesdays of the month

Knit and Natter

Second Thursday of the month Adult Colouring Adults
Fourth Thursday of the month Books and More Adults

 Discover more events happening at Weymouth Library.

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