Shieldfield Community Meetings


The Dwellbeing project, initiated by the JHA collective and local Shieldfield residents and supported by HB is an arts based participatory action research project examining the issues stemming from the social and urban change occurring in our area. Now one year in we are taking a break from our twice monthly meetings to plan our next sessions. They’ve got lots of exciting things planned for the next year including the launch of our community newsletter / zine ‘Shieldfield Wave’ and the Shieldfield Mobile Archive and will be restarting workshops and regular meetings in October. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to be involved or hear more.

For more info contact or tel. 07970902240


Dwellbeing Meetings – Dates for your diary

Held at Holy Biscuit.

Friday 5th October, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday 16th October, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday 2nd November, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday 20th November, 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Friday 7th December, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Tuesday 18th December, 7.00pm – 9.00pm


Extra session
We invite you to help us finish Shieldfield Mobile Archive!

Tuesday 2nd October between 11am and 5pm at Holy Biscuit. Pop in any time.

We have scheduled an extra session to get the Mobile Archive finished before we take it on its first outing to the Heritage Exhibition at Christchurch (Saturday 6th October) so there will be lots to do, including:
– fixing felt to the roof
– painting the outside
– making some cushions
– signage
– making an archiving system
Refreshments will be available throughout the day and we will take a break for lunch at 1pm.



We recently co-hosted the Shieldfield Community Fun Day with Dwellbeing where we welcomed over 130 local residents and community members and shared some of the journey we’ve been on as part of the project. We had brilliant time of sharing food together (including wonderful bread by local bakery ABC and drinks by Shieldfield Forum Cafe), bounced on the bouncy castle, parachute games, zine designs, model making (with local artist and historian John Armstrong), archive box, storytelling by Bill Cumiskey as well as lots of good old fashioned chat. Check out the photos below to some of what we got up to!