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Move and Make to Music: Wellbeing Café

We have teamed up with hArt to offer FREE wellbeing cafés aimed at the over 60's, including those with mobility issues or neurological conditions such as Parkinson's.

Carers encouraged to stay and participate.

Our wellbeing cafés incorporate Music, Art, Craft and Movement within a social and relaxed environment. Tea, coffee and a slice of cake is provided free of charge, along with the opportunity to meet new people, create, make and gain new skills.

17 Jan: 1920's Tea Dance

Step back into the 20's with tea dance inspired arts and crafts, led by an experienced art facilitator. You don't need to be an excellent artist, we shall guide you through the process and provide all materials. There will also be a chance to learn a few Charleston steps, either seated or standing.


14 Feb: A Spanish Romance

A fusion of colours, Flamenco Movement and Rhythm Workshop. Flamenco led by dancer, choreographer and teacher, Ester Tal. Ester spent 14 years in Spain, studying and working towards her passion for flamenco dance.

Flamenco embraces all ages, all abilities, all shapes and all sizes because it is born from the community. It’s an expression and celebration of life, reflected by its musical moods, movement, dance and emotionality.

Ester's recent work working within the older community evidences how flamenco – its pulsating rhythms, earthy movement, and strong, expressive language – can be a great life-enhancing tool, raising self-esteem, boosting energy and enabling the individual to flourish. The workshops are a collective experience for people with no previous experience of flamenco. A coming together to explore and experience flamenco: to share in its music, hypnotic rhythms and expressive style.  


6 March: Coastal Care

Inspired by the landscape around us, experiment with seaside objects using touch and sound as tools for expression. A sensory experience for the body and mind focussing on encouraging creativity both within the visual arts element of the workshop and within the movement section.

About hArt:

hArt helps to change the lives of adults and children with mental health and wider social issues. Through creative therapy and a range of professionally structured activities, we can help people feel better, build their confidence and allow their self-expression to shine through.

hArt works with people of all ages and abilities and can offer group programmes and workshops as well as one to one work with fully qualified Art Therapists. hArt also works with experienced teachers, artists and facilitators to offer enjoyable, social activities, bringing people together for relaxation, leisure and learning.

Book onto Move and Make to Music: Wellbeing Café at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!

Funded by Tesco bags for help, booking advised, donations welcomed.

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