Together with our partners, we run a number of courses on site<.

15 Days in Clay

This exciting project was originally set up to give small groups of adults with learning difficulties, and disabled adults in the Poole and Dorset area, the opportunity to be taught ceramics to an advanced level enabling learners to develop as artists in their own right. The project aims to inspire and nurture the creative development of individuals in a professional ceramic environment. It has provided new opportunities for self-expression, confidence building and personal growth through the accessible medium of clay.

Free taster sessions are offered at the start of the project to make sure this is something each individual wishes to access. The quality of the work produced is of the highest standard enabling individuals to exhibit and to sell their work around the country. All students go through a process of assessment, with the possibility of accreditation.

15 Days in Clay take place four days a week in Studio 1 at Livability Holton Lee

For more details contact Janna Edwards on 07980 563899 or visit their website by clicking here.

Studio 2 Printmakers

Studio 2 Printmakers provide a professional creative experience which offers participants an opportunity to engage with the process of printmaking. The workshop was founded in 2005 by professional artists Helen Brasher and Janet Smith to promote the work and achievements of artists with learning disabilities.

Visitors are welcome to our Studio on Fridays between 10.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. by appointment – please phone to avoid disappointment.

For more details contact Helen Brasher on 01202 511966 / 07793 752396 or

East Holton Driving Centre

The East Holton Riding and Driving Centre is based at Livability Holton Lee. The Livability Holton Lee estate offers numerous tracks where all the riding and driving can take place safely, in beautiful surroundings away from traffic and other disturbances. All the carriages are specially equipped with hydraulics and ramps to ensure they are fully accessible.

Carriage driving takes place between Easter and September. Each drive (around 30 minutes) costs £15 and needs to be booked in advance.

Call Maureen Lally on 07917 546644 or visit their website by clicking here.

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