City Arts Newbury - Community Art Hub

Last updated: 17/03/2023

City Arts is a registered charity focussed on the visual arts and community.

Currently offering art & craft workshops for all ages and abilities (including workshops for the whole family), free exhibitions and low cost/affordable community art events. 

City Arts are keen to reach out to all sectors of society, including the disadvantaged, elderly and isolated. The charity work with a number of local organisations (eg YOT, i college) in a synergistic way to bring their version of art and community to reality.  We are aware of the benefits of visual arts to those wrestling with ill health and mental health issues and strive to ensure as many people as possible have access to these benefits.

City Arts vision is to refurbish our building into a community Art Hub for all with allotment, recycling and other community-centric activities available as well as art-based activities. We were able to use Covid grants to upgrade our facility, putting in skylights, insulation, heating, a disabled toilet and a kitchen area allowing us to open a cafe facility with real barista coffee: Opening Fridays and Saturdays from May 2022

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Struthers-Semple
Contact Position
City Arts Newbury website


Where to go

The Old Wesleyan Chapel
10, Hampton Road
RG14 6DB

Ground floor accessible to wheelchairs, New disabled access toilet now fitted. Baby changing facilities.

Recent building works mean our facility is much improved with disabled toilet and improved heating and lighting. Workshop space on ground and upper floors. Although we gather information on mobility etc in the booking process, please alert us if you are likely to be unable to use the upper floor (accessed via stairs) to help us ensure we locate the workshops appropriately.

New cafe opening Fridays and Saturdays May 2022.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
We are currently open when workshops, exhibitions or events are on and on Fridays and Saturdays as a cafe. Check the website, brochure and facebook pages for detailed opening times.
Session Information
Sessions are essentially workshops - so the cost is the cost of the workshop advertised on the website
brochure or facebook event

Other Details


Our full range of classes etc can be found on our website & facebook page. Each event has a "buy ticket" button to allow online booking


Age Ranges
Referral required
Other notes

This facility is recommended for people without severe physical or educational needs, and who are able to integrate with minor adjustments /a little extra help and care from our staff/teachers. We continue to work to improve our ability to appropriately welcome our community in full.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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