Coda Creative Workshop Week

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Our Coda Creative “Create and Grow” Workshop Week for adults with learning disabilities took place in August this year. 

What: A week of creative activities for adults with moderate learning disabilities
When: Monday 1st to Friday 5th August from 10am to 4pm each day
Where: Coda Music Centre, Chewton Farm Road, Christchurch BH23 5QL
What did it cost: £5 per session (half day) or £20 for the whole week

Attendees needed support from their usual care staff and a packed lunch.


We offered workshops in Music, Art, Cooking, Drama, Planting and Growing  plus a whole mix of creative activities with a team of inspirational workshop leaders.

The Workshop Week was aimed at adults with moderate learning disabilities and each day offered opportunities to learn new skills and participate in fun, sociable workshops with a Garden Party theme, building towards a Garden Party as a culmination event on the final day (Friday).

Here are just some of the incredible things that were created by the participants across the week.


Welcome to The Coda Pizza Opera, created at Coda’s ‘Create & Grow’ workshop week. When a fire in the kitchen of the Coda village threatens to ruin the wedding party, our hero, Hawaiian Tony, comes to the rescue and saves the day! Click here to see the Opera 


Created by attendees of the big and small group Music Sessions, this track was written, rehearsed and recorded over the course of the week. Click here to listen to Reggae Party Jam


This fabulous bunting was created by attendees of our art sessions from old music score sheets.

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Over the course of the week, our planters and growers and cooks prepared everything we needed to make delicious pizzas at our Garden Party.





This beautiful piece of art was created from piano keys and a vinyl record


Some canvases made using old score sheets

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This amazing mobile was created from parts of an old piano


Flowers made from music score sheets


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At Coda, near Christchurch, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. We offer music tuition for all ages and abilities in piano, strings, woodwind, guitars, drums and vocals. Lessons can be one-to-one, in pairs or groups – depending on preference and budget. Classes are offered at a variety of times – just get in touch for current availability.

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