Workshop and Mentoring


We run weekly creative writing workshops throughout the year with marginalised communities in Boscombe. They help to develop skills, confidence and self-belief.

All weekly workshops are run by trained outsider artists and are free to attend.

We also run theatre trips and masterclasses with writers and theatre professionals. There are two scratch performances in our theatre each year for new work and emerging writers.

If you are interested in joining our workshops, please email us at


We run a radical programme of formal and informal mentoring sessions, both on and off line.

We organise regular one to one sessions and offer sustained high level mentoring to complete projects.

Mentors include members of The Outsiders Project team and our Alpine Mentors, who are funded by The Alpine Fellowship.

Our mentors are Jane Feaver, writer and senior lecturer in creative writing in Exeter, and Damian Le Bas, who spoke at BEAF 2019.

“I’ve happened upon extraordinary storytellers. There are pages in their lives that can rival the best pages of the classics. The person sees herself so clearly from above – from heaven, and from below – from the ground. Before her is the whole path – up and down – from angel to beast. Remembering is not a passionate or dispassionate retelling of a reality that is no more, but a new birth of the past, when time goes in reverse. Above all it is creativity. As they narrate, people create, they “write” their life.”

– Svetlana Alexievich

Open group:

Thursdays 6-8pm


Womens group:

Fridays 6-8pm