Lighthouse offers a range of workshops, residencies and events that are available to young people, teachers, practitioners and those interested in connecting to their creative side. Run by resident or visiting companies and facilitated by Lighthouse, these workshops offer an excellent opportunity to connect with and learn from internationally renowned artists and specialists.

Our programme of events and workshops is a dynamic and ever-changing one – make sure you check our website regularly to find out the most up to date information.  

Upcoming opportunities that we are excited about:

Light Up Poole Festival 2018

We are so excited to be working in collaboration with one of our associate companies, Audacious, to produce an innovative and thought provoking three day festival, 'Light Up Poole'. 

Light Up Poole (LUP) is a unique digital Light Art Festival aiming to transform Poole’s Town Centre after dark, running from 15 to 17 February 2018. The programme of events is diverse, combining light art and digital installations with interactive engagement activities in partnership with leading cultural organisations. The festival will inspire, delight and emotionally resonate with local communities and out of season visitors. It will be a platform for regional, national, and international artists to showcase their work, illuminate, and celebrate the town’s cultural diversity, heritage, and unique location. This project will challenge residents and visitors perceptions of art enabling those who might not always participate to engage with artistic practice.

There are three different ways you can get involved with the festival; Vlogshop - a vlogging workshop run by professionals, Sounds of Poole - a soundtrack masterclass for GCSE Music students and Film Poetry - a crash course in this creative medium.  

Vlogshop – Aged 16 – 21? Want to learn how to be a VLOGSTAR and create your own Vlog? Bournemouth University, Lighthouse Poole and Light Up Poole are working in partnership to teach you professional Vlog-making skills. Click here for more information on the workshop and here to book your place! 

Sounds of Poole - FULLY BOOKED – an inspirational learning opportunity and music technology focused Dorset schools project, devised by SoundStorm Music Education Hub in partnership with Light Up Poole Festival. Through two in-school workshops led by sound artist Jon Adams, students will learn how to arrange, record and create their own album entitled Sounds of Poole, then share, export and upload their work to Light Up Poole’s SoundCloud. 

Film Poetry Competition - Submissions are requested from poets and filmmakers as part of Light Up Poole Festival. Ten short-listed films will be shown at select venues in Poole’s town centre throughout the duration of the festival, with further screenings as a prelude to main cinema screenings at Lighthouse Poole during March/April 2018. The winning film will receive £500, to be shared between poet and film-maker in the case of collaborations.

As part of the competition, ArtfulScribe is hosting a film poem weekend workshop course at Poole Museum. Learn the ins and outs of film poetry on this two-day course, led by Helen Dewberry and Chaucer Cameron, and create a filmpoem to enter into the competition. Click here to find out more information about the course and here to book your place!  

Fabulous. Inspiring workshop. Best workshop I’ve attended in years.

Participant from Frantic Assembly teachers workshop