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Start in Salford creative arts and wellbeing centre

“All you hear is laughing...There is so much joy."

Make, Mix & Do

Make, Mix and Do is a programme that works across Salford and Manchester. The projects work with young people, people with dementia, new mothers and people with long term conditions.

Take part and...

Make - creating arts and crafts can boost our mental wellbeing - learning new skills can increase our confidence, solving artistic problems can help us to see things differently and it's fun and relaxing.


Mix with others: being part of an art group can reduce isolation and they can be a stepping-stone towards being part of the local community and having a sense of belonging.

Mix it up: The projects offer variety of activities so you can take part in the one right for you.

Do - the activities we do in our day-to-day lives impact our wellbeing. Having a balance of activities that we need to do and want to do supports our health. The Make, Mix and Do projects give a choice of what to do so you have an opportunity to try things out and explore activities that are meaningful to you.

The Make Space
A creative hub for Walkden.
The Make Space is our satellite studio in Walkden Town Centre and is a space for people to meet, make and move. Please download the latest programme. For more information, please contact Rachel.

Common Room
Craft a space for creativity.
The Common Room is a series of public workshops at The Make Space, START’s studio in Walkden. The workshops are all taught by professional artists and offer a friendly place to learn new skills and meet others.
Upcoming courses will be announced here.

Creative Escapes
Friendly and supportive art and craft sessions for people with dementia and their supporters.
No previous experience is necessary.
Fridays 10.30am at Brunswick House, Salford.

The Adventures of Captain Confidence
Join in the Adventures of Captain Confidence!
The Adventures of Captain Confidence is a comic book produced with local schools. With our project partners, Salford Red Devils Foundation, we are currently touring the book around Salford primary schools, delivering fun and interactive workshops that explore mental and physical resilience.

Funded by NHS Salford CCG and Salford CVS.

Street Art
Creative art sessions for people experiencing homelessness.
Street Art is a series of sessions to support the mental wellbeing of people who are homeless. We are currently delivering photography, sculpture and visual art sessions in Manchester City Mission and Salford Loaves and Fishes.

Funded by NHS Salford CCG and Salford CVS.

Mish Mash Makers Club
Saturday Art Club for disabled children and their families.
Explore lots of different visual arts in our inclusive and fun sessions- everything from making sculptures out of sweets to natural collages, painting and pom-poms!
Saturday 10am-12noon, The Make Space, Walkden.
Booking is essential- please contact Rachel.

Funded by Salford City Council and Salford CVS

Beyond Salford, we are running arts and crafts sessions in partnership with other organisations, such as Perinatal Mental Health at Wythenshawe Hospital and with the Lalley Centre in Collyhurst.