Arts & Music

There are many opportunities to get involved in art and music at Alabaré, from informal sessions to working towards recognised qualifications.

Youth Music - The Sound Wave 

If you are between 13 and 25 years old you could be eligible to join our arts and music group at The Little Junction in Andover.  With a great range of instruments and equipment to try out, you can learn new skills and express yourself.  We currently have people in the group who enjoy rapping, playing the guitar and drums, singing, writing poetry and painting.  To find out more contact The Little Junction team on 01264 323314 or email  

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The Art Group & The Alabaré Place Singing Group

These are both groups which meet regularly at Alabaré Place in Salisbury.  Alabaré Place has a fully fitted media room, where you can try your hand at a variety of different instruments or even a bit of recording and editing.  The Art Group is led by a local artist, and welcomes everyone, whether you have been drawing and painting for years, or want to try it out for the first time.  The Singing Group meets weekly and is made up of staff, residents, people who attend our Drop In Centre and people who have moved on. They sing current songs, working on harmonies and performing regularly. For more information call the Alabaré Place team on 01722 334687 or email

Steps Club

The Steps Club is a social group where people aged 16+ with learning disabilities can meet to socialise, take part in educational and fun activities, and gain valuable life skills.  It takes place every Thursday evening from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and we provide refreshments.

This club is fully inclusive and is supported by staff and 3 volunteers who kindly give up their spare time to keep the group going.  It also provides a valuable respite service for parents and carers.

 Activities include arts and crafts, games and parties, film nights, singing and cookery.  In the summer we meet in a local park or sports ground for a Sports Day.  

Barford Training Centre

Our team at Barford St Martin, near Salisbury, offers a range of creative courses including woodwork, pottery, horticulture, art and cookery which you may be eligible to take part in. If you wish to, you can also work towards a nationally recognised NOCN award in several different subject areas.  Courses at our training centre are aimed at supporting people who have mental ill-health or learning disabilities, and places can either be arranged on an individual basis or through professional bodies such as your Mental Health Team.  Depending on your circumstances, payment for these courses can be made from your personal budget, directly yourself, or from other sources. For more information, please call the Training Centre team on 01722 742298 or email