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Poetry Gathering 8

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City Arts Poetry Gathering

Sunday 23rd April  2017

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Time: 3pm – 4.30pm
Cost: Free
Age: Adults

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: info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

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100 Canvases: a City Arts Fundraiser

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Happy 2017!

Welcome to our very exciting fundraising year. We begin our fundraising with an exciting project: 100 Canvases… a community event for all ages.

We would like you to helps us paint, exhibit and sale 100 canvases

The 100 Canvases process is as follows:

Painting

  • 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,

Donation

  • 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-12noon or 1pm-3pm

Exhibition

Following the collection of the canvases, we will hold a:
Fundraising  Exhibition Weekend on Sat 18th and Sun 19th February from 10am to 3pm, when  we will display for sale all the canvas you have donated and you can purchase any of the canvas you like.
The exhibition will be “blind” with no names of the artists displayed.
All proceeds of the exhibition will form part of City Arts Building Renovation Funds.

We hope you can join us!

Get in touch with us on info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk if you want to reserve a canvas or you have any queries.

Enjoy the painting…

August Events at City Arts

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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 

Summer update – Chalk Fest fun and Summer workshops

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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 info@cityartsnewbury.co.uk

Chalk Fest – 12  July 2015  Thanks for taking part and enjoying it!

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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.

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March events at City Arts

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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: papercup@studiohoop.com

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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.

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