Creative Courses for Adults and young people
Well-City Salisbury works with four partner organisations – ArtCare at Salisbury District Hospital, The Salisbury Museum, Wessex Archaeology and Wiltshire Creative. Meet the team below.HOW IT WORKS
Meet Our Team
Leigh is the Heritage Inclusion Manager at Wessex Archaeology, this means that she has the honour of creating and delivering cultural, heritage and wellbeing projects designed for people to engage with in a meaningful way. She has a background in arts and heritage participation and has worked with groups in prisons, in hospitals and several third sector organisations. Outside of work she is the lead for the TEDxSalisbury team.
Zoe is the Project Coordinator for Well-City Salisbury; she has a passion for outreach and works within widening and participation for numerous educational institutes. Zoe is a keen printmaker and holds an MA in Visual Arts Printmaking and BA in Fine Art Printmaking. She exhibit’s frequently and her work features in several public and private collections in the UK and internationally.
ArtCare, Salisbury District Hospital
Lesley has over 20 years of experience working for ArtCare as exhibition organiser and permanent art curator. She is also the ArtCare lead for Salisbury District Hospital’s archives and historic collections. Outside of ArtCare, Lesley is the Director of Hampshire Open Studios and Trustee for the charity Cranborne Chase Landscape Trust. She also enjoys volunteering with Dorset Wildlife Trust.
The Salisbury Museum
Amy is the Community Curator for The Salisbury Museum, which means she brings the museum out to the community, as well as bringing the community into the museum. In particular, she focuses on those who would not usually visit, such as under-represented communities, and works with them to include their voices and experiences in the museum, making it a place where everyone can feel welcome.
Ruth is the Heritage Inclusion Officer at Wessex Archaeology, which means that she designs and delivers heritage wellbeing projects where archaeology is the springboard for creative, socially engaged, and meaningful interactions. She has a background in museum education and creating accessible resources for neurodivergent people. She is passionate about creating welcoming spaces for people to gather, be curious about the past and share stories.
Cesca is a trainee counsellor using the arts working with Wiltshire Creative as the Take Part Practitioner in their youth theatre, community arts delivery and the Well-City Salisbury project. Cesca’s creative practice brings her person-centred approach to physical theatre, working inclusively with the aim to explore creativity towards positive mental health for all, through storytelling and integrative arts.
Louise is the Take Part Director at Wiltshire Creative. She leads the Take Part Team who are champions of our community and strive to provide a range of cultural opportunities for all to enjoy and benefit from.
Meet the Artists
Tamsin Loveday is a multi-disciplinary artist with a special interest in paper, printmaking and book-arts.
Working from her studio in Salisbury she offers creative bookbinding solutions and services in addition to actively promoting creativity for wellbeing through creative workshop experiences.
Tamsin’s art practice is research and process led, more often about experience than product.
Key research themes are things that connect us to each other, to landscape, the past and traces of these things.
Tamsin makes art “by any means necessary”, responding creatively to research by matching ideas and materials in ways that resonate with the theme.
A large component of Tamsin’s creative practice is socially engaged, working with individuals and groups of people through participatory arts opportunities.
Tamsin regularly works with partner organisations and cultural providers including Art Care, Wiltshire Creative and Celebrating Age Wiltshire.
Discover more about Tamsin’s creative practice on her website.
Ash Mills, a versatile photographic artist, inherited his Dutch grandmother’s artistic wisdom, mastering light manipulation and scene composition. Graduating from Salisbury College of Art in 1994 with a degree in Photography Film and TV, he also attained a Professional Qualifying Exam from BIPP. Beginning his career in TV and Film, Ash has ventured worldwide, photographing in diverse and demanding landscapes, from jungles and deserts to mountains and underground.
His portfolio includes countless creative events, over a hundred weddings, and a range of corporate projects. In 2019, he collaborated with curator Jacqueline Creswell to create huge Nativity installations for Salisbury and Chichester Cathedrals, featuring local heroes from the Covid pandemic. Ash’s work has been exhibited alongside Magnum Photographer Ian Berry and showcased during the 2015 Magna Carta celebrations. His images have enjoyed international recognition.
When not working, he enjoys exploring new places, often with his family. Find him at ashmills.com or on social media as @ashmillsphotography.
James Aldridge is a visual artist, based in Wiltshire, UK. James graduated in 1996 with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art (Sculpture) from UCA, Farnham and is an Associate Artist with CAS (Andover) and Climate Museum UK.
His practice combines individual and participatory approaches and researches the role of artful investigations of place in promoting learning and wellbeing (both individual and ecological).
James has carried out residencies and curated exhibitions for a number of arts and environmental organisations, provided professional development for artists and educators, and worked as a visiting lecturer at various Universities.
Jayne is the author of fiction and non-fiction books for children, short stories for adults and, more recently, stage plays. She also teaches creative writing in Salisbury for all ages and abilities, which gives her the opportunity to pass on some of the enjoyment writing always brings her. You can find out more about Jayne’s writing at
Cesca is a trainee counsellor using the arts. Her creative practice brings her person-centred approach to physical theatre, working inclusively with the aim to explore creativity towards positive mental health for all, through storytelling and integrative arts.
Jacqueline creates sculptures from willow, as well as hedgerows and recycled materials.
She has worked for many years as an artist and loves meeting new people and sharing her passion for creating with others. You will also find her at events either demonstrating selling her creations, or providing activities. Before she became a full-time artist she used to work part-time as a community worker and she would always find ways to bring her love of creating into her work.
In recent years her time is divided between creating her own work and providing activities and courses for many different organisations, as well as offering her own workshops.
“I really enjoyed spending time with the participants of the Art Care course last autumn, we spent time weaving and experimenting with different materials, it was so good to have the time and opportunity to get to know each other and be able to share new experiences. together, it was lovely when members of the group carried on creating at home and brought their creations to show me I felt quite sad when we finished so it was great to here that Art Care are providing other activities and information for those who want to do more”.