Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th October, 10am – 4pm
Join us for a sensational Dia de los Muertos weekend, celebrating the traditions of this fascinating and beautiful Mexican festival. Feel free to dress up in traditional Dia de los Muertos costume!
There will be traditional food and music, kid’s activities and storytelling. We will have a cafe area, where people can relax and enjoy our gorgeous, homemade Chilli (meat & veggie) and traditional Bolilla rolls – all in aid of our Fundraising Renovation Project.
On Saturday and Sunday, City Arts will unveil their incredible Day of the Dead set, hand built by children & teens, attending the Set Design & Construction Course with Donna Lewis to Book your child’s place, click the link.
**Day of the Dead Storytelling Session**
Book your Storytelling Session in the ‘Afterlife’. Travel to ‘the other side’ and explore our hand-built set, whilst becoming immersed in the beautiful stories and traditions of old Mexico.
Age: 6+ Teens. Adults (6+ is recommended age)
Cost: £5 per person
To Book: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 7th October, 10am – 4pm
Applefest is returning for its 3rd year, and we want to continue to celebrate this very apple-y community surrounding us.
All Ages Welcome
Bring your unwanted apples down to City Arts, and we’ll convert them into 100% pure, City Arts Apple Juice – which is then sold, throughout the year, as part of our Fundraising Project.
This years Applefest sees a number of activities taking place through the day including:
Glass Fusing Workshop with Nicky Clarke
Apple Pressing by hand
We also have our Snug Area with our Fundraising Refreshments, all in aid of the City Arts Renovation Project
**Glass Fusing Drop-in Session with Nicky Clarke**
Come and make a fused glass tile with Nicky Clarke. Design your clear glass tile using copper wire detail, and coloured with different sized glass frits. Once made, the tiles will need to be kiln-fired, and returned to City Arts for collection within two weeks.
Age: 8+, Teens & Adults
Cost: £8 per tile (all materials included)
*Book Your Place : email@example.com
City Arts Presents: Chalkfest 2018
Monday 6th August, 10am – 4pm
Market Square, Newbury
Join us for our fantastic, free community event for all ages and abilities – in Newbury Market Square!
Chalkfest brings the whole community together, last year we had over 1000 people join us, creating individual and group chalk drawings.
An amazing day, filled with excitement, creativity and very chalky hands!
Age: All Ages
*Face Painting with Sunny Faces*
Sunny will be joining us again – bringing her unique and beautiful face painting designs to Chalkfest.
Prices vary, depending on design chosen.
Check out her page: https://www.facebook.com/facepaintbysunny/
0 – 12 years
13 – 17 years
How to Enter: Just turn up, register and pay £1 on the day.
Community Day: Create a Mixed Media Wall Hanging
Friday 3rd August, 10am – 4pm
This is a fundraising, community event for the whole family to do together – no matter your age or ability, just join in!
Each attendee will be given one square of fabric to design and decorate any way you wish – you can stitch, paint, stamp, embellish, score, print, glue, staple and colour!
As we go through the day, each square will be joined together, to make a huge wall hanging for City Arts!
We’ll be using a variety of materials and equipment, so make sure you Dress For Mess!
Bring the whole family along for a great day at City Arts – join in the creativity and then relax in our snug-area with some refreshments and browse our Plant Sale – all in aid of our *CITY ARTS RENOVATION PROJECT*
Age: Universal – all welcome, from Toddlers to Adults (supervised)
Cost: £1 per person (all proceeds go to our Charity Renovation Project)
To Book: No need to book, just turn up and pay on the door.
City Arts & the Kennet Centre present:
Mural Painting Day for Kids & Teens
Sunday 29th July, 10am – 4pm
City Arts with Ace Space at Shaw House
Sunday 10th June, 1pm – 8pm
City Arts is joining Ace Space, at Shaw House, for a day of music, art, food and ale – come and join us!
We’ll have our gazebo there, with lots of goodies for sale, including: Handmade Artist’s Books, City Arts merchandise, Homemade Apple Juice from our apple trees and lots more…
We will also be running a couple of fundraising activities, for all ages and abilities – sounds like it’s going to be a great day for all the family!
Here is the Ace Space info:
A one day festival with invited performers from Unplugged at ACE Space plus Chris Jagger & The Kronies headlining. Held in the beautiful House and grounds at Shaw House. With music, storytelling, comedy, arts and crafts, local food and drink.
Suitable for all the family.
Adults £4, 12yrs and under free. 17yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Bucket collections in aid of Ace Space and Shaw House.
Tickets available from : WeGotTickets.com, Hogan Music, firstname.lastname@example.org, 078911 76940
2018 Programme Launch & Meet the Artists
Saturday 3rd February, 10am – 3pm
Come on down and join in our free event, pick up a copy of our new March – July 2018 Programme, and meet some of the artists whilst observing some great demos!
Meet the Artists:
Isabel Carmona – Printer & Urban Sketcher
Kevin Scully – Painter
Wendy Lloyd – Textiles & Mixed Media Artist
Donna Lewis – Photographer & Poet
Pam Hardman – Collagraph Printer
Sarah Moorcroft – Silk Artist
Helen Lunn – Painter & Mixed Media
Adriana Roberts – Paper-cutting Artist
We’ll also have Claire’s famous homemade soup, as well as gorgeous cakes, and tea & coffee being served all day.
City Arts Christmas Artisan Fair 2017
Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November, 10am – 4pm
Saturday 2nd Dec & Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm
Our annual two weekends of Christmas Fairs, where local artists, craft people and traders will show and sell a variety of unique work including:
Silk Painting, Jewellery, Ceramics, Painting, Original Prints, Christmas Decorations, Preserves, Photography, Cards and much more.
Find that perfect unique, handmade, special present!
**Stalls will vary each weekend**
Seasonal Refreshments will be available to warm you up
Homemade Soup & Fresh Artisan Bread
Tea, Coffee & Cake
Sunday 15th October – Apple-pressing & Drop-off Day, 10am – 3pm
Sunday 22nd October – Apple Drop-off only, 10am – 1pm
Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th October – Apple Collage Days, 10am – 3pm
We want to celebrate this very apple-y community surrounding us.
During this FREE activity day, we will be serving lots of scrummy apple bakes and cakes, along with a lovely, hot tea or coffee!
Then you and the kids can get stuck in with the apple-themed activities:
~ Chopping & Scratting ~
~ Pressing & Tasting ~
Don’t forget to bring your unwanted apples to City Arts, we will then convert them into 100% pure City Arts Apple Juice, to sell throughout the year.
**Your apple donation helps us raise funds for our building renovation and low cost community activities**
!We want to beat the 200kg from last year!
Did you know: almost 80% of apples, from domestic apple trees, lie unused or go to waste?
DATES TO REMEMBER…
• Sunday 22 Oct
Apple Drop-off only
10 am to 1pm
• Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 Oct
‘Apple Tree Collage Days’ Join in and have fun making our 3D community apple tree!
10am – 3pm
**No Booking Required**
A Portrait of Newbury
Monday 4th September, 10am – 3pm
Newbury Market Square
City Arts invites you to create a community ‘Portrait of Newbury’
This event is for everyone – all ages & all abilities
Come and draw people, each other, your family and friends – using a variety of mediums, with a broad range of surfaces:
Pens, pencils, coloured pencils and crayons will be provided.
We will also be creating ‘Graffiti Portraits’ with pens on canvas!!!
Tables will be laid out across the Market Square, with a giant roll of paper across it.
~ Urban Sketchers, bring your sketch pads/ easels/ and comfy chairs – join us and share your work at the end ~
**1 Minute Portraits for £1**
Artist, Isabel Carmona will be offering her fun 1 minute portraits – a fab memory of the day, to take home with you!
Age: All Ages!!
Cost: £1 each
All materials provided
**No Booking Required**
City Arts presents: Mandala Day 2017
Saturday 22nd July, 10am – 3pm
Mandala Day is a celebration of the Buddhist and Hindu spiritual symbol for the universe.
This is a community-led event for all the family, using a mixture of mandala designs. We will be planning, designing and then painting part of the floor and wall at City Arts.
So, bring the family along for a great day at City Arts – designing and creating a beautiful mandala.
~ Age: All Ages (with supervision)
~ Entrance Fee: £1 per person
~ Refreshments will be on sale
~ No Booking Required
For more information, just email us: email@example.com
Friday 11th August, 10am – 4pm
Newbury Market Square
City Arts Presents: CHALKFEST 2017!!
For the third year running, City Arts is bringing its Free, Community Event, for all the family, to the heart of Newbury.
Chalkfest is for the whole family – it’s all about joining in, having fun and getting creative with chalk!!!
For those who cannot sit on the floor, tables will be provided.
£1 to enter & Register on the Day!
Child Upto 12yrs