Christmas Fairs 26-27 Nov and 3-4 Dec

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Two Weekend of Christmas Arts and Crafts Fairs at City Arts Newbury.

Dates are: 26th and 27 November 2016 and 3rd and 4th December

City Arts welcomes 30 artisans and artists over 2 weekends of Art Fairs.  The stalls change every weekend so you are advised to visit at least twice.

Stalls will sell from chocolates to ceramics, artisan soap to original printmaking, furniture to artwork of various media, local teas and many different types of handmade decorations.

This is an ideal opportunity to get that special, handmade, local present for a special loved one!

Artists participating include:

  • ceramicists Christine Lack and Lone Hudson, Sally Bettridge, Martin Eastabrook and Ursula Waechter;
  • printmakers Isabel Carmona, Rahima Kenner and Pam Hardman,
  • digital artist Ben Honisett,
  • photographers Debborah Taylor and Rachel Cheer,
  • silkpainting by Helen Mortimer and Rosemary Lawrey,
  • creative textiles by Christine Highnett,
  • meditation art by Sam Buller,
  • silkscreen artwork by Charlotte Adcock,
  • turned wood by Alan Hulford.

Local produce and crafts include:

  • chocolates by Chocolates by T,
  • locally sourced infusions by Verity Murricane,
  • soaps by Linda Marshman,
  • Christmas decorations by Melanie Brown, Pat Lawton and Alida Balaceanu,
  • cardmaking supplies by Sarah Douglas,
  • charity goods by Dorothy Aromando Art Fund.

Plus the City Arts Newbury stall with coffee and cakes and also delicious hot soup on sale.

Doors open each day from 11 am to 3pm.

Come and visit us – we look forward to meeting you!

For further information and for directions to the venue see our contact page


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:

Decopatch Workshop with Helen Mortimer

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New date: Monday 24th October, 10am – 12pm


This workshop, with artist Helen Mortimer, is for Adults, Teens and Children 8yrs+ with  parents/ carers.

During this workshop, you will have the opportunity to design and decopatch an item of your choice; a selection will be available on the day.

There will be different, larger decopatch items for sale on the day, if you wish to do more.

This is a fun and creative way to spend time with your friends, family & kids.

~ Cost £12.50 per participant
~ Age: Adults, Teens & Children 8yrs+ with Adult
~ Maximum 10 Places

(Previously run Friday 29th July)



Drop and Shop Events

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“Drop” your kids off  and let us take the stress out of your Christmas “Shop”
On Saturday 12th & 19th December, City Arts will be providing two specialist Children’s Workshops.

Session Times:
Morning: 10am – 12.30pm
Afternoon: 1.30pm – 4pm

Your child will be taught by two local artists: Donna Lewis & Rachel Cheer.

christmas-countdownDuring the workshop the children will learn how to:

  • Plan and Design
  • Create and Construct
  • Decorate and Wrap…

…a beautiful, handmade, artisan gift for a loved one.


Some of the art skills the children will learn, are:

  • Marbling
  • Embroidery
  • Image Transfer
  • Painting and Drawing
  • Template Design and Construction

Session Price: £10 per child (all Materials and a snack included)

Recommended Age: 6+ Years

Please book your child’s place to avoid disappointment
For further information, and to book a place, please email


Summer into Autumn

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Thanks so much to those who took part on our Summer workshop programme. Below some photos (courtesy of Donna Lewis) of all the excitement.

There are still a couple of workshops left :
The Camera’s Eye with Debbie Taylor running Mon 21st to Tues 22nd September – see info here.
Mighty Pens with Donna Lewis and Isabel Carmona which has got a new date now Sat 24th to Sun 25th Oct – see info here.
To book for any of these contact us

Plus we are putting together a series of Autumn events including the Big Draw and various craft fairs – more news  soon – watch this space!









Christmas Arts and Craft Fair

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We are pleased to welcome local artists and crafts people to our fair, including painters, ceramicist, wood carver, stone mason, printmakers, photographers, silk painters, and local people making festive Christmas gifts and preserves.
Looking forward to a very festive day – we hope to see you there!