Thursday Group

About the project

As the name suggests, our Thursday Group meets every Thursday to create art and performance inspired by the collections of London’s museums, galleries and royal and religious palaces. The group, which includes some people with very complex needs, produces all of its work in the public spaces of our partner venues, guided by a range of artists and performers and supported by skilled and experienced social care staff. In addition to their creative input to projects such as Arrival, Wealth & Poverty, In Search of Spirituality, and Art of Social Significance, group members play an important role in helping our partner venues understand how they can best meet their equalities and access duties. They have also contributed to training for museum staff and the Metropolitan Police.

Evaluations of the projects involving the Thursday Group show a number of benefits for those taking part: the acquisition of skills and abilities, improved mood, enhanced self-esteem and wellbeing. Group members have also expressed pride in their achievements, such as performing an opera in Westminster Abbey and producing items for sale through our online shop.

During the COVID crisis we have continued to support the Thursday Group by phone, via WhatsApp and weekly Zoom sessions, as well as sending materials in the post. This means that group members stay in touch with one another, albeit remotely, remain engaged with the collections of our partner venues, and continue to collaborate in making high- quality art. Magic Kimono (link) is the result of what has been a highly productive period for the group. We would like to thank the London Borough of Wandsworth and the London Borough of Merton for their continued support of the Thursday Group.

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Delve into wonderful collections of work created by the participants in Outside In Pathways workshops. 


Plague, Pestilence, Fire & Rebellion
London’s history is littered with social, economic and political crises, that have a psychological impact upon the people living through them.
Heritage Short Breaks
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In Search of Spirituality
The project brought together a group of multidisciplinary British artists...
Arrival is a programme of arts activities...
Our Lives
Civilisation must be the legacy of everyone and museums must belong not just to curators
Magic Kimono
We spend a lot of time at the V&A helping people with complex needs find creative inspiration.
Art of Social Significance
Art of social significance seems like a wonderful project
Spectrum - European Project
Although the UK has now formally left the EU, and most of the continent is in lockdown...
Man & The Machine
For Man and the Machine, the group met on a weekly basis, the first work was taking photographs of artefacts and images at the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, the British Museum and the V&A Museum.
Wealth and Poverty
The project brought together a group of multidisciplinary British artists to create original pieces based on the theme of wealth and poverty, a thousand years from the monarchy to democracy, in London’s history.
Treasure Hunt
Treasure Hunt is all about families exploring and creating together.
Thursday Group
our Thursday Group meets every Thursday to create art and performance...
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