Older People

Creative Conversations is a weekly art group in Carlisle for older people and stroke survivors. 

The sessions help people use their creative skills or discover them for the first time in a supportive and fun environment.
No previous art or creative experience needed.

Come along to one of our informal sessions, where you can meet the artists and other members of the group.
We’re offering a free first session to each participant, with no obligation to join. This is just a great opportunity to come along and see if the sessions are for you.

What our participants say:

“The group helped me build my confidence back up”
“When I say how I feel, the others here understand what I mean”
“If I didn’t come here I would just be sitting at home”.

Example projects this group has been part of:

Uncovering Carlisle’s Textile Revolution – the group is working alongside pupils from two schools to research Carlisle’s textile history to make work to exhibit.
Letters from the Edge – the group worked with students from Distington Community schools to share stories from their childhood.


Visual Arts. 

The Team:

Amanda Mudge and Katie Lock


Weekly on Tuesdays (booking essential)


The sessions take place in our workshop room, in the centre of Carlisle (between the Cathedral and Tullie House). Prism Arts, Carlisle Business Interaction Centre, 4-5 Paternoster Row, Carlisle, CA3 8TT

Limited Blue Badge parking is available nearby.


£6 per participant.
First session is free.

Carers are welcome to stay to support the participant free of charge, or can drop off the participant for the session. (However, please be aware we do not offer support or personal care.)

Contact us to find out more and join:

Phone: 01228 587691
Email: office@prismarts.org.uk

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