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Disabled and Elderly to put Fareham’s History on the map

Live Art Local CIC/ Sticks Gallery would love to let you all in on a little secret………

A few months ago we applied for some funding to run a series of workshops examining the history of Fareham borough with older, isolated people living in the borough; families with disabled children and adults with learning disabilities. These workshops would culminate in an exhibition and the publication of a new heritage trail map for Fareham.

We are very pleased and excited to announce that on Friday we received confirmation that we had been successful in our grant application. The workshops will run this summer and will be a chance for our chosen groups to get creative, make new friends, learn new skills, find out about Fareham’s history and produce an exhibition and history trail they can feel proud of.

After publication the heritage trail will be available to buy and all monies from the sale of the map will be divided between Live Art Local CIC and charities/groups that help those groups working on the project.

We will be posting more information in due course

Autism Art Drop in: Today

 Join us every Saturday for our autism art drop in at Sticks Gallery

Every Saturday we invite those with autism up to the age of 16 to come with their care giver and attend one of our autism art drop in sessions.

These are a laid back affair where those with autism can experiment with art and different sensory materials while their care giver can sit on our sofa and have a cup of tea and a chat.

For just £2 to cover materials you can come in and create, chat, drink tea and those attending the session can enjoy squash and a biscuit.  After the session you are free to take home what you make (if ready) or have it added to our community art wall.

The space itself is autism friendly with a chill out area, low level lighting, PECS, headphones available and you can even download a social story about coming to the gallery below:

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This session runs every Saturday between 1 – 2:30pm.  No need to book, just drop in!