City Arts Newbury - Community Art Hub
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. We were able to use Lockdown to upgrade part of our facility, putting in skylights, insulation and some heating
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Claire Struthers-Semple
- Contact Position
- City Arts Newbury website
WE ARE BACK UP AND RUNNING FOLLOWING COVID LOCKDOWN, WITH MAX 6 STUDENTS PER WORKSHOP AND NEW CLEANING AND SANITISING RULES AND PROCESSES IN PLACE . SEE WEBSITE FOR WORKSHOP PROGRAMME
Where to go
- The Old Wesleyan Chapel
10, Hampton Road
- RG14 6DB
Ground floor accessible to wheelchairs, but toilets not yet accessible to wheelchairs
Currently the building is a pretty basic facility, with workshop, basic kitchen and 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.
For now, until our heating is installed, for workshops October onwards it is advisable for participants to wear layers to keep warm.
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- We are currently only open when a workshop or event is going on. Eventually we envisage 6d a week opening, but this is not available currently
- Session Information
Sessions are essentially workshops - so the cost is the cost of the workshop advertised on the website or facebook event
- 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
Given our current state (a basic facility but with great workshops, only open when workshops are on) - this facility is best 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.
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