Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair at City Arts

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Christmas Arts & Crafts Fair at City Arts

We will be open with our Christmas fairs two weekends…

~ Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th November
~ Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th December
~ 11am – 3pm

City Arts
10 Hampton Road
RG14 6DB

These events are a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat to local Artists and Craftspeople, learn about their artwork, how it’s made and see a few demonstrations…

…And of course, buy something beautiful and unique for a loved one this Christmas!

*Stalls include, Original Prints, Ceramics, Silk Paintings, Photography, Jewellery, Christmas Decorations, Handmade Cards and more…

The stalls will vary each day, so something for everyone and it’s worth a return visit!

~ Entry is Free
~ Homemade Soup & Fresh Bread will be on sale

For more info, directions etc, just email us:

Printed Xmas Card Workshop

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Printed Xmas Card Workshop

~ Sunday 13th November, 10am – 12.30pm

Craft Workshop

Gorgeous easy-to-make Cards.

Learn how to make your own no-cost printing blocks and print unique and stylish cards in this half-day class. Christmas is approaching, so this workshop will have a seasonal flavour, but the techniques you will learn can be used to make cards for any occasion.

You should go away with 5 completed cards and the printed material to make many more, plus your own unique print blocks and handouts full of tips and tricks. All the materials you will use are readily available so that you can go on to make many more cards and new printing blocks at home.

All materials and equipment will be provided.
This class is suitable for both beginners and experienced card makers, adults and accompanied children over 8 years.

*Cost: £12.50 (all materials included)
*Age: Adults, Teens & Children 8+

*Booking Your Place:
For more information and to book your place, please email us:

City Arts: Free Poetry Gathering No5

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Poetry Image

City Arts: Free Poetry Gathering No5

~ Sunday 13th November, 2pm – 3pm

This is a very informal and friendly gathering for people who enjoy poetry, in all its forms. There isn’t a strict format to the event – participants may share their own poetry, or the work of a known poet, or simply listen to the readings.

~ Cost: Free Event!!

~ Age: Adults (younger people will be considered based on experience)

*Booking Your Place:
No need to book – however, to let us know you’re coming along and get more info, just email us:


October calendar

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In October, our activities concentrate at weekends and during half term. See below for detail links to the specific workshop/activity

Sat 1st October – Funky Felt and Leaves with Wendy Lloyd

8th October – Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

9th October – Poetry Gathering with Donna Lewis

23rd October – Apple Pressing day with Claire Struthers-Semple

24th October – Decopatch with Helen Mortimer

25th October – Arty Science with Donna Lewis

27th and 28th October – Halloween special with Kayleigh Eve

29th October – Bookbinding with Donna Lewis

30th October – Silk painting with Sarah Moorcroft

Halloween activities

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Two days of Horrifying Halloween Activities and Freaky Festive Fun on 27th and 28th October 2016  with Kayleigh Eve

Dust off your brooms, don’t wash your hair and grab your cat to join the spooky, ghastly and devilish volunteers running this event, this October half term!!
This event will take place over 2 days, with 2 sessions per day.

Activities include:

* Petrified Pebble Painting
* Scary Mask Making
* Putrid Pumpkin Carving
* Mummy Wrapping (make sure you bring your mum)
* Haunted Maze
* Spine-Chilling Stories
* Ooozing Donut Bobbing

~ Cost: £6 per child
~ Age: All ages (all children must be supervised)
~ Session Times: 10am – 12pm and 2pm – 4pm
~ Maximum 20 children per session

~ Halloween Treats will be on sale
~ Face Painting by Sunny Faces

For more information and to book  your place (early to avoid disappointment), please email:

Please let us know you are coming on our Facebook Event.

Apple Pressing Day – Fundraising Event

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On 23rd October, from 10 am to 3pm everything is going to be very “appley”!


This is a Fundraising event for City Arts to help us raise funds for the renovation of the Wesleyan Methodist chapel that we have our base on.

Come and help us create some City Arts apple juice for a day and experience all thing appley!

Bring us your unwanted apples and get a discount token (dependent on weight of apples donated).

Chop and press some apples into juice on the day.

The bulk of the collected apples will be pressed and bottled locally and will be on sale at City Arts for £2.50.

On the day, tea, coffee and apple-based goodies will be on sale…

*Tell us you are coming: email:

Venue: 10 Hampton Road, Newbury, RG14 6DB



The Art Shed with Rachel Cheer

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Saturday 8th October, 10am – 12pm


**The Art Shed is for Everyone**

The Aim of the Morning is to:

~ Introduce Youngsters to Art
~ Get Creative and have Fun with Your Kids
~ Expand on Existing Skills & Build Confidence

*During the session, children will have the opportunity to:

~ Draw & Colour
~ Chalk the Wall
~ Make Posters
~ Paint
~ Create a Junk-Art Masterpiece

So, make sure you all **Dress for Mess**

~ Age: All Ages
~ Cost: £1 (on the door)
~ Refreshments: £1
~ Dop-in Event (no booking required)

**PLEASE NOTE: You Must Supervise Your Children, At All Times, During the Event**