Special Events

Bringing people together to celebrate an event, share an experience and have a joyful and fulfilling time is vital to community cohesion.

ArtsLink organises and delivers its own Special Events and also contributes and joins in with events delivered by others.

Blackout Poetry

This event is postponed.  Provisional new date is 1 October 2020 – National Poetry Day.

Thursday 14 May 2020   9.30 – 11.30 am

Sherborne Library, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA

FREE event, booking required – please ring Sherborne Library 01935 812683 to reserve a place

Blackout poetry is created when you take a page of text from anywhere – newspaper articles or recycled book pages are perfect – and after looking at the text you pick out the words you want to save, colouring over (blacking out) all the ones you don’t want. Your chosen words that are left still visible create the new story – the ‘blackout poetry’. Pretty cool, right?!

We are delighted to be partnering with Sherborne Library to bring you this event as part of the national Get Creative Festival 2020

Celebrating the Arts

This is event is now cancelled.

Saturday 13 June 2020 11 am – 4 pm

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA

A FREE annual event which provides exhibition opportunities for all involved with ArtsLink and ArtsLink Fizz!  This event celebrates the achievements and talent of all people involved with the organisation.

  • Artist talks/demonstrations
  • Exhibition
  • Parkinson’s Dance group display
  • Try-it-out workshops
  • Cafe by The BakeOut
  • Familiy Activity

We welcome everyone to visit this FREE event, whether or not you have engaged with ArtsLink before.  Come along and meet us and see what opportunities are available for you.

ArtsLink Summer School 2020 and Sherborne Open Exhibition

Sadly,  both these events are now cancelled.

ArtsLink is delighted to offer this NEW community event which will run alongside the Sherborne Art Open Exhibition 2020

18 July – 25 July 2020

Details of how you can join in will be shared here very soon.  Watch out for:

Gather – Draw with Coffee mornings x 2

Share – Be Creative Together family event

Learn – One day workshops with inspiring tutors x 3

Digby Hall, Hound Street, Sherborne DT9 3AA

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