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 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

Who to contact

Contact Name
Claire Struthers-Semple
Contact Position
Co-Founder
Telephone
07880600362
E-mail
info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk
Website
City Arts Newbury website
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/cityartsnewbury/
Notes

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

Name
The Old Wesleyan Chapel
Address
10, Hampton Road
Newbury
Berkshire
Postcode
RG14 6DB
Notes

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

Other Details

Costs

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

Availability

Age Ranges
Referral required
No
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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