Who We Are

CA SilkFounders of City Arts, Claire Struthers-Semple and Isabel Carmona Andreu have lived locally for over 17yrs and are committed to creating a community arts hub that is accessible for all.


Claire is passionate about the local community, and building interactions between people of different ages through art.


Isabel Carmona Andreu is an artist who enjoys sharing her skills with others and encouraging them to create art, in any shape or form.


Donna Lewis is our Events and PR Manager, she is also a photographer and teacher with a passion for the local arts, bookbinding and poetry.

Our Vision:

To convert a former Wesleyan Chapel in Newbury, into a community-orientated art hub, gallery, café and art workshop for use by old and young alike.

What We Do:

We run quality art workshops and classes for all ages and abilities. We also hold Exhibitions and Arts & Crafts Fairs.

We organise Events for the Community – including Chalkfest, Applefest, Poetry Gatherings & Community Days.