Butterfly Project - Art Therapy is an open studio space in the Hat Factory using creative expression and art as therapy. Led by a qualified Art Psychotherapist, these women-only sessions are devised to calm the mind and create space for new ways of being, thinking and feeling.

Moriam is a qualified art psychotherapist who works psychodynamically and has supported women in Luton with art therapy for several years. She uses artmaking as a way to help others become aware of their unconscious process. Her workshops are an opportunity to develop greater self awareness as well as a time for self care. The creative process is used as a way to make space in our minds and bodies for new thoughts and experiences to arise

Running time: 90 minutes

Women Only, 18+


  • Thursday, January 6, 2022
  • Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, February 3, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am
  • Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:00am - 11:30am

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory is Luton's leading arts and entertainment venue featuring live music, club nights, theatre, dance, films, children's activities, workshops, classes and gallery exhibitions.

It's a centre of artistic excellence set within a vibrant urban environment. It offers the young and the young at heart the chance to engage with the arts, to be inspired by the UK’s leading arts practitioners, and to develop artistic skills and confidence.

The Hat Factory is a combined arts venue in the centre of Luton. It opened in 2003 and since then has been the area’s main provider of contemporary theatre, dance and music. We work with both emerging and proven producers and artists, through programming, engagement programmes and our Associate Artist scheme. Their music programming is vibrant, offering an eclectic portfolio of high quality artists from the worlds of jazz, blues, folk, world music, indie and hip hop. Complementing their own programming, they welcome local/regional promoters to the venue, broadening their music offer and at the same time supporting young promoters and their businesses. They programme contemporary theatre and dance with a focus on fresh, new and relevant stories from both established and emerging touring companies who are making high quality work in the UK. They’ve programmed companies like Earthfall, Chickenshed, New International Encounter (NIE), Trestle, Menagerie, Eastern Angles, Atma, State of Emergency, 30 Bird, Tavaziva, Analogue and Jean Abreu Dance to name but a few.

Venue Hire

The Hat Factory has flexible spaces of various sizes to suit every need. See Venue Hire for more information.


To become part of The Hat Factory's programme, please contact our Head of Arts & Cultural Programmes, Fahim Qureshi at

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