Come Together: Unlocked Residency

Unlock your creativity with free workshops and activities open to everyone 16-21 July - no experience necessary!

We'll be setting up camp in the Saffron Community Link building in Saffron Walden between Saturday 16 - Thursday 21 July for a week of free activities, performances and workshops for everyone. Book your free place at one of the events below or just pop in during our drop-in sessions to say hello - we'd love to see you!

Book our free activities and performances now

Come Together: Unlocked Residency - 15-22 July 2022

Behind the Door

Saffron Hall and Saffron Walden Museum have invited people to create and decorate a model doorway, with each door opening to tell a story. In partnership with the Saffron Community Shed, all of these works of art have become part of our exhibition.

Behind the Door will be available to view at all sessions and events.
The exhibition will continue to grow during the residency – visit us during drop-in session to create your own model doorway, add your story and be part of this unique artwork.

Drop-in Sessions

Our community space will be open to everyone throughout the week. Drop-in to catch a free pop-up performance, take part in craft activities, discover work created by people in our Come Together workshops this year, and to find out more about what’s happening at Saffron Hall.

  • Saturday 16 July 10am-4pm
  • Monday 18 July 12pm-4pm
  • Tuesday 19 July 10am-2pm
  • Wednesday 20 July 1pm-2.30pm
  • Thursday 21 July 10am-4pm

Stay in the know

If you want to be kept updated about upcoming Come Together: Unlocked events, please sign up to our email mailing list.

Or if you want to speak to someone to find out more, please get in touch with Katie who can tell you all about it. You can email Katie on or give her a ring on 01799 588545.

Saffron Community Link

Venue information
These event are NOT at Saffron Hall. They are taking place at the Saffron Community Link building which is on the right hand side of Saffron Building Society in the Saffron Walden Market Square.

The official address for this building is 1b Market Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1HX.

There is limited parking in Saffron Walden town centre. The closest public car parks are The Common and Rose & Crown. Please note that on Saturdays and Tuesdays, Market Street (and the Market Square itself) will be closed to cars because of the Saffron Walden market.

During these events

There's no need for you to pick up any tickets for these event. We'll have your name on a guest list which we can tick off when you arrive.

We'll have tea, coffee and other refreshments available throughout this session. You are very welcome to wear a mask during this event if you would like to.

Access requirements

If you have any access requirements you'd like to let us know about in advance that you haven't already mentioned, please do get in touch. We'd like to make this event as accessible and welcoming as possible to anyone who would like to attend. Please email Katie on or ring 01799 588545.

More from Come Together

Tune In

Tune In Film

This short film explores creations from members of the Come Together community on the theme of connection
An overhead shot of a circle of hands reaching in to the centre

The Lost Letters

A community project designed to give the people of Saffron Walden the opportunity to work creatively together, guided by professional theatre makers, musicians and composers
Come Together - Creative Process

Donate to Come Together

We make our Come Together project available to participants for free, but we welcome donations

Participant feedback

“I felt valued and as if my voice was heard… and all the while I could feel the total support from the other participants and the creative team. It is something I will never forget (and am hoping will continue as the benefits have been immense – it has been like stealth therapy.)”

“I for one feel as if something deep inside me has been rekindled. Something I haven’t felt since I was a child. I still have something to offer and a voice to be heard”

“This project seems to have reached part of me that the others just haven’t managed to… that Heineken moment, which just shows my age. Something creative, exploratory, disciplined, but above all, something done in conjunction with likeminded people.”

“Something changed when I left Junior School. That feeling of freedom and that anything was possible and that confidence in myself seemed to be hidden away. For many years it has been looking for a voice and I think that it just might have found one.”

“I had not been involved in any dance, music or drama since school and even then these were not my main interests… However, I am so glad that I got involved! The project has given me the opportunity to meet new people, try out new things and experience a really supportive collaborative atmosphere”