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Meridian Creative Social

Come along to the Meridian Creative Social, where creativity knows no bounds, and diversity is our masterpiece! Meridian Creative Social is more than an art group; it's a social event where friendships blossom and where the unique stories of the LGBTQIA+ and HIV impacted communities come alive. Our art group invites you and your friends and support people to join us at the vibrant Pride Hub, where we embark on a journey of self-expression and connection through various arts and crafts.

Bring along your own arts and crafts projects to work on, or pick out and try one of our beginner kits ranging from Watercolours and Diamond Painting to Needle Felting, Embroidery and Colouring In. The group runs fortnightly on Mondays from 5pm to 7:15pm starting on the 25th of March. We will be starting with 6 sessions, with the intention to extend in the future.

The dates:

  • Session 1 Monday 25th March
  • Session 2 Monday 8th April
  • Session 3 Monday 22nd April
  • Session 4 Monday 6th May
  • Session 5 Monday 20th May
  • Session 6 Monday 3rd June

Facilitators will be staff and students from Meridian’s Wellbeing Team and from time to time a visiting Art Therapist, however, the group is here to provide a creative outlet for the LGBTQIA+ and HIV impacted communities, and a place to meet new people.

Meridian’s Pride Hub, situated in Havelock House and accessed via our ramped main entrance, is generally very accessible. However, please be aware that our bathrooms are not suitable for non-ambulant folks. There will not be any loud music or bright lighting and there will be coffee, tea, soft drinks and water, and some light nibbles. If you have any questions or concerns relating to accessibility or allergies, please email: [email protected].

Don’t forget to RSVP for EACH session so that we can make sure the hub does not get too busy! PLEASE cancel if you think you will not be attending by emailing [email protected]. We will not be able to have space for walk-ins, but you may request to be put on a waitlist. If you have any other questions about the event, please email: [email protected]

Whether you're a seasoned artist or just curious to try something new, our welcoming and inclusive environment ensures that everyone can unleash their creativity without judgment.

Let's paint a brighter, more colourful world together!