Our creative workshops are an opportunity to give a voice to the hidden parts of ourselves in a safe, supportive space.


About the workshops


Hidden Stories workshops are open to anyone who is over 18 years old and identifies as having an invisible disability or condition, whether symptoms are mental, physical or both. Each course of workshops will provide a safe, supportive space where people in the group can express themselves without judgement. 

Using art, sound, drama and creative discussion, we'll explore the group’s personal experiences of being ‘hidden’ from the outside world – because of their conditions and how they're perceived. What do others see and not see? How do we see ourselves? The stories that emerge will inspire an illustrated book designed to open up conversation and encourage more compassion in our communities. 

  • We'll be running two courses of workshops: one in Woking, Surrey; the other in Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • There'll be 20 places in each course, which will involve four workshops with the same group
  • There’s no cost and we’ll be serving some free refreshments (tea, coffee etc)


When:  2pm-4.30pm on 26 July, 2 August, 9 August and 16 August

Where: The Maybury Centre, 27 Board School Road, Woking GU21 5HD (the centre offers free parking and 0.4 miles from Woking train station) 



When:  2pm-4.30pm on 25 July, 1 August, 8 August and 15 August

Where: Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Pl/Off Clive Rd, Portsmouth PO1 5JJ (the centre offers free parking and 0.5 miles from Fratton train station/ 1 mile from Portsmouth & Southsea train station) 



Register your interest

If you fill out the form below, we’ll be in touch as soon as we can to let you know if we can give you a place. 

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