City Arts Newbury - Creative Thursdays FREE TEN WEEK ART COURSE FOR OVER 65s LIVING ALONE

Last updated: 22/03/2023


Are you over 65 and living alone?

Do you want to get your creativity boosted and meet some local people?

Join City Arts for this free ten week art course where you can sample various art techniques. A variety of artists will lead one or two sessions each and you will be able to have a go at various techniques and media eg ceramics, printing, drawing, and painting. Sessions are on Thursdays 10am-1pm with a break to allow you to chat and buy a coffee from the cafe. 

In the first instance, reach out to City Arts via email ( and let us know why this course is of interest to you. Once your place is confirmed, we will send your online ticket.

Dates 2023

  • 23 March
  • 30 March
  • 13 April
  • 27 April
  • 4 May
  • 11 May
  • 25 May
  • 1 June
  • 8 June
  • 15 June

City Arts is a registered charity focused 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. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Struthers-Semple
Contact Position
Link to City Arts website

Where to go

The Old Wesleyan Chapel
10, Hampton Road
RG14 6DB

Ground floor accessible to wheelchairs, with newly installed disabled toilet with baby changing facilities.

After our recent programme of building improvements, the building is more welcoming, with workshop, kitchen/cafe and disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor. There is an upper floor, which the group occasionally use for workshops, so we gather information on mobility etc in the booking process to help us ensure we locate the workshops appropriately. However, if you are unable to access an upper floor, it is worth bringing this to our attention separately via email or a telecphone call , just to be sure we are ready to accommodate your access requirements.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
THURSDAYS 23 March 30 March 13 April 27 April 4 May 11 May 25 May 1 June 8 June 15 June 2023 10:00am to 12:00pm with a break for coffee and chat
Time of day
Session Information
10:00am to 12:00pm

Other Details


Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
FREE to eligible participants


Age Ranges

Age Range Notes

For over 65s living alone

Referral required
Referral Details

No experience necessary. Must be able to attend all sessions.

To book: Send an e-mail to if interested with your address and confirming your age, that you live alone and a short line of why you are interested.

Once your place is confirmed City Arts will e-mail or post your ticket.

Inclusion Information

Dietary Needs

Has Provision

Quality checks

  • DBS check

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