As many of you will know, we have a great working relationship with Cyril Wood Court, the accomodation site in Bere Regis, Dorset.
Cyril Wood Court is specifically for creatives, and here at the Fund we have nomination rights for potential residents. There are currently three vacancies up for grabs, should any eligibile PRS member be looking for a change of living, and be able or keen to move to Dorset.
Cyril Wood Court has a longstanding reputation for being a creative hub for older or less able people, providing a productive living space for songwriters, composers, musicians, writers, painters and crafts-people, in surroundings especially designed to suit their interests.
The housing itself comprises of 24 self-contained flats, each with their own living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom for those over 55 years of age. Other key features include a community room, laundry facilities and communal gardens. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Cyril Wood Court recently underwent an extensive redevelopment to provide modern, up to date accommodation and facilities.
On site there is a converted barn for practising arts, crafts and music as well as a community room for art exhibitions and musical performances. A large studio with ground floor space and individual work stations above with a small pottery adjacent to the studio. All areas are available for use – providing a truly inspirational facility.
For more information on the scheme and the services please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 020 37414067.
Cyril Wood OBE was a theatre producer and director, drama director of the BBC (West Region,) playwright and broadcaster. During his distinguished career Cyril Wood also founded and became the first Director of the South West Arts Association and helped to reconstitute the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
The Cyril Wood Memorial Trust was founded in 1976, with the original Trustees setting up a sheltered housing scheme, Cyril Wood Court, to provide accommodation for retired artists, writers, musicians and crafts-people.