Kizzy Lou & Friends – Vintage Fair at City Arts Newbury

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Time each day: 10am to 4pm

Kizzy Lou Vintage specialises in 1930s-1950s clothes jewellery and accessories, some original and some new items made from vintage and retro materials.

We have other stalls that will be selling vintage and retro items from the 60s, 70s and 80s as well as some craft items with a retro feel.

Entry to the event is free for buyers and there will be a small pop-up retro tea room selling tea, coffee and cakes.

We hope, in bringing this event to a totally new venue, lots of people will experience the Vintage scene for the first time and have a fun shopping experience, with a vintage vibe.

It will also give people, who haven’t yet visited City Arts, a chance to drop in and look at the plans for transforming the building, and pick up a programme of workshops & events.

For more info, please email: KizzyLou.Madden@gmail.com

String and Nail Art for kids

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25 July 2017

Time: 11am to 2pm

This workshop is for kids 10+, it is also a unique opportunity for them to learn how to work with a small hammer and nails – such a brilliant experience!

Run by artist, Sarah Moorcroft, your child will recieve step-by-step instructions on drawing up their design on paper, then transfering it to an A4 piece of wood.

They will then use a small hammer and nails to create the outline of their design.

Coloured thread is then used to highlight and define the design – different coloured thread can be used to accent a particular area i.e. the centre of a flower or the face of an animal.

Age: 10+
Cost: £15 (all materials included)

To Book Your Child’s Place, Email Us: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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



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