Creative sessions | Messages from the HeArt

1st January 1970 Ocean Studios Workshop Tam

Upcoming Workshops – Feb 16th , Ocean Studios, Event SpaceMarch 17th, Making TableApril 14th, Making TableTimings : 1.30pm – 4pmHope in the Heart are working on an exciting project that aims to give a voice to individuals with lived experience of all kinds, and contribute to positive change in services and society. With a broad focus on compassionate mental health and wellbeing, and including any experiences that affect or impact these, we are inviting you and anyone you know (over 18 at present) to join us and create an image, poem, sculpture, performance piece – or anything else – that tells something of your story and contains a message to service-providers, commissioners and leaders. These pieces will become part of an exhibition that will be shown in several geographical areas, starting at Ocean Studios in Feb/March next year. YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE ANY ARTISTIC SKILL TO BE PART OF THIS PROJECT! There will be multiple opportunities to contribute within your comfort zone, and have your message heard. You can read more about the project here, and if you would like to join in, know more, or collaborate with your group or organisation, please contact[email protected].
CREATIVE SESSIONSThere are three free informal sessions at Ocean Studios, where you can come along and use our free materials – or bring your own – to create with others in the Event Space. These will be drop-in events, and you can purchase light refreshments at the venue's cafe. The sessions will be loosely themed, as follows (between 1.30 – 4pm) but with no obligation to follow the theme:
February 16th 2022Messages for the Planet – Many people have told us that their mental health and wellbeing are adversely affected by global crises. Artist Lizzie Stephens will bring clay, and facilitate *the creation of models of ourselves and other living things that are being affected by climate change (see photos on the attached example doc). These will not be fired, but will eventually be allowed to decompose and go back to the earth. In all cases you are welcome to use other media, address a different issue, or just do your own thing!MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FUTURE WORKSHOPS COMING SOON. Please book for free via the links below.

Event Dates

Date Time Venue Info
Thu 17th Mar 1:00pm Making Table Available
Thu 14th Apr 12:00pm Making Table Available

Travel Information

Ocean Studios, The Factory Cooperage, Royal William Yard, Plymouth PL1 3RP.

We are an environmentally conscious organisation and encourage our visitors to prioritise green travel. Please consider getting the bus, cycling or walking to visit us. There are plenty of space for bikes within Royal William Yard to and lots of options to utilise public transport. More information on bus routes and car parks nearby can be found here –

If you do need to drive to attend your event then there are lots of pay and display spaces available.

When arriving at Royal William Yard you’ll need to look out for signage to Factory Cooperage, Ocean Studios can be found just a few meters away from the red telephone box situated opposite the Club House. Please enter the building via the courtyard space and through the glass doors.

When leaving the building at night please be respectful and consider residents living nearby.

Ocean Studios has an accessible entrance however some areas are uneven due to heritage restrictions. We have worked hard to create an accessible building, Ocean Studios has accessible toilet facilities and lift access to upper floors. Blue badge parking is available throughout the Royal William Yard – please advise us of any additional needs so we can make your visit enjoyable and comfortable.

Heritage Restrictions
Whilst we work to ensure the building is fully accessible to all, we are limited by the heritage building and land in which we work. The listed building and historic location have certain constraints which unfortunately we cannot avoid or adapt.

Where possible we have improved accessibility however please be aware that areas of Royal William Yard and our buildings has uneven ground and narrow steps with may limit access to wheelchairs and prams. For further information please contact us or whilst visiting Ocean Studios please speak to a member of staff.

Additional Information

Arrival and admission
Please make sure you have your ticket to hand ready for check-in. We cannot guarantee entry into the event for late arrivals.

This ticket gives you entry to the experience named on your ticket.

All of our events and experiences have been created at reduced capacity for COVID safety. We are asking everyone to wear masks whilst in our spaces, including during dome shows, and to take lateral flow tests ahead of their visit. Please do not visit our spaces if you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or if you have a positive lateral flow or PCR test. Should you need to change or amend your tickets to a Real Ideas event due to contracting COVID or needing to self-isolate please email [email protected] where one of our team will be able to assist you. For more information please read our COVID-19 guidance.

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