The return of Exe-Arts!

By September 13, 2016 News No Comments

We are delighted to announce that, after the success of last year’s community creativity project, Exe-Arts will be returning for another two seasons of arts and crafts for all!

Autumn 2015 saw a productive season of workshops which culminated in a pre-Christmas celebration including family activities, film screenings and a willow lantern parade through the streets of Exeter – you can see pictures and read all about it here.

Exe-Arts Plus will deliver more open community creative workshops from both Exeter Community Centre and St. Sidwell’s Community Centre, offering taster courses in a variety of art forms including painting, ceramics, graffiti art, photography, story telling, sculpture and fabric arts, at only £3/session. There will be evening workshops for adults and monthly family sessions on a Saturday morning.

Exe-Arts Plus will also deliver a bespoke programme of creative activity for St. Petrock’s homeless shelter and Gabriel House residents. This programme is aimed at improving confidence and wellbeing in the participants, allowing them an opportunity to develop their own arts activities.

Superact’s Patsy Lang said “We’re really pleased to have received funding for Exe-Arts Plus from Exeter City Community Board, Exeter City Council’s Small Arts programme and Arts Council England. The programme will kick off in October with sessions taking place on Thursday evenings at Exeter Community Centre, and Tuesday evenings at St. Sidwell’s. Sessions will be open to all ages, so there will be something for everyone to enjoy. We hope people will come along with friends and family, or by themselves to meet new people.”

“The City Council firmly supports the idea that arts and culture can help make a difference in people’s lives and so we are delighted that Exeter’s small arts grants can help deliver a range of creative workshops for all ages from the local community of St David’s.” Cllr Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture.

Our first evening session will be an introduction to pottery on 6 October; and the first family Saturday on the morning of 8 October. The sessions will continue until just before Christmas, and will begin again in Spring 2017. Check our facebook page or back here soon for the full programme.