A POOLE based creative company is inviting residents with a connection to Hamworthy to get involved in their project, Celebrating the Old, Inspiring the New.

CoCreate is holding a series of free Community Connections Taster Sessions in February where attendees will be invited to share stories and memories of Hamworthy.

These online sessions will be themed around work and industry, town and landscape, Hamworthy people and Romans to the Military.

CoCreate artist, Anna Shiels, said: “We are all spending more time at home at the moment, but how many of us really think about the place we live, and what makes it feel like home?

“We are inviting anyone who lives in Hamworthy or has a connection with the Hamworthy community, landscape or built environment to join one of our Community Connections Taster Sessions.

“So whether you grew up in the shadow of the Power Station, played in the paddling pool at Hamworthy Park or remember the flying boats, we would love to hear from you.”

The project was initiated by The Power House, a community project based in a Poole, and is funded by Arts Council England and supported by BCP Council and Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts.

The first session was held on momday February 8, with more sessions to be held on Wednesday February 10, Monday February 15 and Wednes-day February 17, all starting at 2pm.

Anyone age 16 and over who lives in, or has a close connection with, Hamworthy, is invited to join an online session, listen to or share stories and chat about the place they live.

Following these sessions artists from CoCreate will invite local residents to help make a piece of community art to be exhibited at Lighthouse, Poole this summer.

To find out more, visit https://cocreate.org.uk/get-creative/celebrating-hamworthy/, or email info@cocreate.org.uk.