Past Events

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
Cost: Free

*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/

**COMPETITION TIME**
Age Categories: 
0 – 12 years
13 – 17 years
Adults (18+)

How to Enter: Just turn up, register and pay £1 on the day.

 

 

 

Community Day: Create a Mixed Media Wall Hanging

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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

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Sunday 29th July, 10am – 4pm

City Arts and the Kennet Centre have teamed up to create an amazing event for the kids & teens of Newbury!
 
Help us paint the ‘Winning Mural Design’ on the wall of the Kennet Centre.
 
~ Location: Kennet Centre, Newbury (opposite Nando’s) 
~ Age: 10 – 19yrs
~ Cost: £5
 
YOU DON’T NEED TO BE AN AMAZING ARTIST TO JOIN IN…
You will be supervised throughout your time-slot and receive lots of help and guidance.
 
Book Your Place: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk
 
Everyone is welcome to come along and watch the progress of the mural.

 

City Arts with Ace Space at Shaw House

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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, events@acespace.org.uk, 078911 76940

 

 2018 Programme Launch & Meet the Artists

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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.

Free Entry!

 

 

City Arts Christmas Artisan Fair 2017

Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 2nd Dec & Sunday 3rd December, 10am – 4pm

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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

Free Entry!

 

 

 

Applefest 2017

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

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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!
£1 each
All ages
10am – 3pm

**No Booking Required**

 

A Portrait of Newbury

Monday 4th September, 10am – 3pm

Newbury Market Square

£1 each

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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:

Continuous paper
Canvas
Cardboard

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

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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: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

 

 

CHALKFEST 2017

Friday 11th August, 10am – 4pm

Newbury Market Square

Free Event!!

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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.

**COMPETITION TIME**
£1 to enter & Register on the Day!
Categories:
Child Upto 12yrs
Teens 13+
Adults

 

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