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: 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



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**

Poetry Gathering

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Sunday 9th October, 2pm – 3pm

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City Arts is hosting its Free Poetry Gathering…
This is a very informal, 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 and join in the discussions

~ Cost: Free

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

*For more information, please email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Arty Science with Donna Lewis

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Coming October Half Term, Tuesday 25th October, 10am – 12pm


Do you have a budding scientist who likes to experiment?

Here at City Arts we like to explore creativity, in all its forms!

Well, this October Half Term Workshop, with Donna Lewis, will be packed with experiments all related to the theme of Art & Science. The experiments will be full of light, colour and mess!!

Children will be experimenting with fire, foam and lots of other materials – learning about science and the part it plays in art. So, bring along your safety goggles, tie your hair back and no baggy clothes!!

~ Age: Adults, Teens & Kids 8yrs+ (with Adult)
~ Cost: £12.50 each

*Please bring your own Safety Goggles!

*Booking Your Place, email us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Screw-Post Book-Binding with Donna Lewis

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Saturday 29th October, 10am – 3pm

This workshop, with Donna Lewis, is an introduction to the Screw-post Book-binding technique.

This workshop is for all abilities; you will be working at your own pace and receive the guidance you need to produce a successful book.

During the workshop, you will be given a demonstration of the technique, the tools you will be using and the different papers that you will be working with.

You will then design and construct your own Screw-post Book.

~ Age: Adults & Teens 13+
~ Cost: £35 (all materials included)

*If possible: you will need to bring your own Awl or Screw Punch – these can be picked up online or in a diy/ craft store…

For more information and to book your place, please email: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk