YOUR HighStreet

What is YOUR HighStreet?

YOUR HighStreet is part of the Poole High Street Cultural Programme supporting the overall Poole Heritage Action Zone (HAZ) project.

CoCreate are excited to invite YOU to take part with us!

We can’t wait to find out more about you and your thoughts about YOUR HighStreet, through conversations and creative activities in May, June and July this year.
You’ll find us on Poole High Street, with lots of drop in and bookable activities for all ages – and all completely FREE to take part in!

What is Happening?

We’ll be asking you what you THINK, FEEL and REMEMBER about Poole High Street.

Drop In!

If you’ve 10 minutes, come and join us for a brew and a chat, tell us your stories, find out more about the heritage of Poole, make a badge, help us craft a sea of fishes, have a cuppa and tell us your story.

Book an Activity!

If you’ve a little more time to spare or want to try something new, you can book a place at one of our longer workshops – maybe take part in an art class on the street, discover your inner poet, or write a song for Poole! For details of events and booking click on the links. Remember all these events are free, some have limited space but please come along anyway we’ll find you something fun to do.

Sign up to the project, or follow us on our socials, to be the first to discover what’s happening.

When & Where?

Find us betwen 9.30am and 4 pm on market days in Poole High Street area near Hill Street just outside Poundstretchers.
You know… opposite where Woolworths used to be…. Near to Mrs Hubbard’s sweet shop.

Plus they’ll be other lovely free events in different parts of the High Street for you to take part in see details below.

List of Events

All events are free. Click HERE for a link to all the events

Date and Times

28 May 10 am til 4pm


Workshop/ Event

Painting the High Street Poole with Stuart Faulkner.
Come and paint your view of the high street run by local artist Stuart Faulkner .  There will be free paints, pens and paper too

More Info / Book here

Eventbrite link click Here

28 May 10 am til 4pm

Impression of Poole – make a rubbing of Poole High Street
As part of our Celebrating the history, culture and future of Poole we are encouraging you to take a look at #YourHighStreetPoole more closely and to make a copy!

Eventbrite link click Here

18 June at 11am, 12.30pm & 2.30pm

Rhythm and Song Poole
Rhythym and Song Poole is a free creative session using percussion instruments, drums shakers and your voice to impovise new sounds and rhythm to add your words too creating a new and original song on Poole High Street.

Eventbrite link click Here

2 July at 10.30am, 12noon and 2pm

People of Poole Walk
A Walk with a Tale or Two about the People of Poole led by Michele O’Brien (Granny Cousins Ghost Walks)

Eventbrite link click Here

2 July 11am til 3pm

Portraits of People of Poole
We want to make sure that we get some lovely photographs alongside 3 things about you to record as part of the new history of Poole.

Eventbrite link click Here

All 3 Days 10am til 4pm

Photo i-spy
Poole Photo i-spy lets you be creative in finding fun ways in taking photographs on Poole High Street but timed!

Eventbrite link click Here

Dates and Heritage Themes

Saturday 28 May – Buildings & Environment

Saturday 18 June – Trade

Saturday 2 July – People

How Else to Get Involved

Not sure get what you want to do just register your interest, and tell us about YOUR HighStreetsign up.
We’ll use your information to stay in touch with what’s happening, and let you know about any further bookings for the longer workshops.

You can also drop in and see us on any of the days listed above. They’ll be lots to do and even if you haven’t booked.

Why are We Doing This?

We want to celebrate Poole’s incredible heritage, and hear from you what you’d like to happen on YOUR HighStreet, and what sort of place it could become in the future.

We also love getting to know new people through being creative, crafty and discovering more about the place we live.

Across three days, over three months, we’ll be on Poole High Street, and waiting to meet you, we’ll invite you to take part and have a chat with us.

At the end of the project we’ll collect your ideas, artwork, writing and images into a beautiful document full of your thoughts and ideas about Poole High Street.

We can’t wait to meet you!


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