Artists & The Community
Artsreach runs a variety of innovative participatory projects across the County, working with a diverse range of communities and across art forms.
West Gallery Music (2014 - 2014)
West Gallery Music is a style of music describing the harmony songs that used to be sung in English country churches from the 18th century onwards. The music was vibrant and full of life and is accessible today to all singers and instrumentalists, from amateur to professional, as it was then.

Following the success of last autumn's West Gallery concerts, and the Hammond folk song project this summer, the Ridgeway Singers and Band will regroup this autumn. Led once more by Tim Laycock and Phil Humphries, they will explore West Gallery carols from the Puddletown and Pulham manuscripts. The performers will also work on two newly composed carols inspired by the Ridgeway, before giving two public performances this winter.

The Ridgeway Singers and Band welcome new members. Please note that musicians places are now full, but there are still spaces to join the choir:

Workshops for Singers
Strangways Hall, Abbotsbury
Sundays from 2:30pm - 5:30pm
19 & 26 Oct - 2, 9 & 23 Nov

Workshops for Musicians
Artsreach offices, Dorchester
Tuesdays from 7:30pm - 9:30pm
11, 18 & 25 November

Workshop places just £20. To find out more or book, contact Artsreach: 01305 269512