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Weymouth College / Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts Statement 25th August 2020

Good news and not such good news

Weymouth College has recently been awarded £750k to expand its construction centre into a centre of excellence at the Cranford Avenue site. The expansion will now include the Stone Masonry department which has been housed in Poundbury up till now. This is great news for the College and the students who will now benefit from all the facilities at Weymouth College.

The Principal Nigel Evans and Director of the Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts (DCCA) Sarah Drew have been working over the last 6 weeks to try and find a positive and viable solution for DCCA to continue in Poundbury. Sadly, this has not been possible, and we are to vacate the centre by October.

We are aware that some students still have work in our studios, so in due course we will be in contact to arrange times to collect work. The safety of our community is paramount, so we do ask for you not to just turn up.

Thank you to so many of you who have rolled over course fees.   Obviously we wish to return these with as little delay as possible, so in order to set this in motion, please contact:

Lin Gisborne

[email protected]

Phone: Monday – Thursday 01305 764723

Some of our courses and lecturers will be transferred to the Weymouth College site in the evenings, hopefully from October, or maybe even earlier.   We will send you details in due course.. We very much hope to see you on further courses at Weymouth college when they are up and running.

The DCCA brand will continue, but only for big themed events, and specialist Arts classes over weekends. Again, we will keep you informed of all up and coming events.

A HUGE Thankyou to all you students…you came…and made it more than just an arts centre.

Sarah Drew


Dorset Centre for the Creative Arts

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