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: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Venue: 10 Hampton Road, Newbury, RG14 6DB



August Events at City Arts

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There are loads of workshops and events this summer at City Arts Newbury: a few details below:

1st August – Silk Painting workshop with Sarah Moorcroft

2nd August – Art Shed for all ages

3rd to 5th August – Collagraph workshop with Isabel Carmona

6th August – Japanese bookbinding with Donna Lewis

7th August – City Arts at the Farmers Market

9th August – Home Is – Draw and Build with Jennifer Forakis

10th August – Sewn Bookmaking with Isabel Carmona

12th August – Chalkfest 2016

13th August – Printfest

15th August – Manga Graffiti with Donna Lewis

17th August – Cartoon Graffiti with Donna Lewis

24th August – Foam Marbling with Rachel Cheer

27th to 28th August – Pinhole Photography with Donna Lewis

29th Aug – 2nd Sept – Summer Signing Course 


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Friday 12th August: 10am – 4pm

For the second year running, City Arts presents Chalkfest – a free community event for all ages.

Chalkfest Cover Photo

Our event will be taking place in Newbury Market Place. This year we will be providing live music and a few stalls, selling artisan products. Keep a lookout for updates!

Chalkfest is a wonderful, creative event for the whole community. For those of you who cannot draw on the ground, tables will be available.

*Age: All ages
*Cost: Chalkfest is free


If you would like to enter the competition, please book in advance, details below – you may also pay on the day.

There are two catagories:

*Competition Entrance Fee £1

Booking for the Competition:
For more information, please email us:

Easter holiday workshops for children

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We are welcoming art teacher Sarah Martinez who will be running two children workshops during the Easter holiday, for 9 to 14 years old.

The first a Silkscreen printing workshop on 29th March 2016 from 2 to 4pm

It is a workshop perfect for young artists or designers.   You will be working with art teacher Sarah Martinez using paper stencil on silkscreen to create your own art work on paper.  You’ll also get to go home with your own t-shirt design, printed by you.
Dress for mess 

The price for the workshop is £17.50 (includes one t-shirt per participant). To book email City Arts Newbury at: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk for a booking form.

The second workshop is a Portrait on poliboard workshop on 30th March 2016 from 2 to 4pm with further details coming out shortly.


25 March 2016 Good Friday Sketch Walk

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We invite you to come and see the Exhibition of Work from the participants of the Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries course which opens on the Good Friday at 9:30 am at City Arts. Join us for a tea or coffee and a browse of the exhibition before join us for a sketching walk around Newbury from 11 am.

We will set off at 11 am from 10 Hampton Road and we will sketch around the area of Argyle Road and walk towards the centre of town, with our lunchtime meeting point at the Canal (by the Teashop at the Canal) at 1pm.  The afternoon we can sketch around town and meet at 3pm by the bandstand in Victoria Park for a group photo.

Bring your own sketching materials and stool and choose your own way of drawing/painting and share your results with the rest of the group later on.

At the Cafe


Happy 2016

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Happy 2016 and many thanks to all our supporters and volunteers with whom we shared our events lasts year , to name a few Chalkfest, Summer Workshops, Big Draw, Day of the Dead, Chritmas Arts and Craft Fair and Chirstmas Craft Kids workshops – we could not have done it without you!

In 2016 we will be putting our heads down to do some serious fundraising and we will be taking a break in the winter months.

In March 2016, however, we are proud to be hosting a World Class Urban Sketching workshop entitled: Pushing How to Look , Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries in Newbury. The work of this workshop led by world class tutors (Inma Serrano, Swasky and Isabel Carmona) will be exhibited at City Arts whilst the workshop progresses and opens to the public on the evening of the 24th March 2016. Come and join us!

Follow the link to book a place on the workshop directly with the Pushing Your Sketching Boundaries team or email them at isacarand@gmail.com.