City Arts Poetry Gathering
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Time: 3pm – 4.30pm
This is a very informal and 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, the work of another poet, or simply listen to the readings.
**No need to book, however, please email us for location info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to our exciting fundraising project. We began our fundraising with an exciting project: 100 Canvases 2017 a community event for all ages and abilities.
We asked the community to helps us paint, exhibit and buy 100 canvases…
The ‘100 Canvases’ process was as follows:
- Come and purchase a 30 x 30cm (12 x 12″) canvas from us for £5, on either Sat 28th or Sun 29th January
- Create your design using any medium/technique on your own time (don’t sign them on the front!) and,
- Deliver and donate your finished artwork to us, on either the Sat 11th or Sun 12th February (or by appointment with Isabel Carmona).
Collection and delivery are both from City Arts Newbury from 10 am to 2pm
- Or you can come and do the above with us, in situ on the Tuesday 14th February, at our Canvas Painting Workshop day, for the cost of the canvas (£5).
- Workshop times are either 10am-12pm or 1pm-3pm
Following the collection of the canvases, we held a Fundraising Exhibition Weekend on Sat 18th and Sun 19th February from 10am to 3pm, we displayed, for sale, all the canvases you donated and you were able to purchase any of the canvas too!
The exhibition was “blind” with no names of the artists displayed.
All proceeds of the exhibition went to the City Arts Building Renovation Fund.
We hope you enjoyed it!
We still have some canvases for sale, so get in touch and come along for a viewing.
Tel: 01635 45449
There are loads of workshops and events this summer at City Arts Newbury: a few details below:
1st August – Silk Painting workshop with Sarah Moorcroft
2nd August – Art Shed for all ages
3rd to 5th August – Collagraph workshop with Isabel Carmona
6th August – Japanese bookbinding with Donna Lewis
7th August – City Arts at the Farmers Market
9th August – Home Is – Draw and Build with Jennifer Forakis
10th August – Sewn Bookmaking with Isabel Carmona
12th August – Chalkfest 2016
13th August – Printfest
15th August – Manga Graffiti with Donna Lewis
17th August – Cartoon Graffiti with Donna Lewis
24th August – Foam Marbling with Rachel Cheer
27th to 28th August – Pinhole Photography with Donna Lewis
29th Aug – 2nd Sept – Summer Signing Course
We are now taking bookings for our Summer Workshops for various age groups:
Collagraph printing with Isabel Carmona
Flower Power with Bernadette Jones
Tie Dye Spiral Tshirt with Wendy Lloyd
Lumen and Libri with Donna Lewis
Brusho Inks with Carolyn Towers Wood
Mighty Pens with Donna Lewis and Isabel Carmona
The Camera’s Eye with Deborah Taylor
To book any workshop email us at email@example.com
Chalk Fest – 12 July 2015 Thanks for taking part and enjoying it!
We had a fantastic day on the Sunday 12th July where we painted Newbury’s Market square with chalk. You can see on the photos below how much fun it was, exhilarating and colourful. We loved seeing families working together and people who normally say I can’t do art, having a go. Some stayed the whole day, some were just passing.
The competition was hard to judge and judges Cipriano Martinez, Alan Harding and Sarah Martinez had a really difficult time making a decision. In the end local resident Inmaculada Vivar won the generous prize donated by Craftsman Newbury Ltd. The mayor of Newbury handed the prize over to Inmaculada for her chalk picture of the Town Hall.
Two events coming up in March:
14th March 2015– Paper Cup Challenge, organised by RIBA Berkshire. 10am to 2pm for 8 to 11 year olds (each accompanied by one adult). Limited spaces – to book e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
21st March 2015
Sale of used Kids’ Toys, Clothes and Accesories. 10am to 3pm
Get in touch with Claire on 07880 600362 if you are interested on having a stall.