Article from SLAP Magazine June

June already?…..

Time flies by here at the Workshop……so here is another month of fun filled activities to tempt you through our doors and spread the word about your vibrant city centre arts hub……

The Worcestershire Arts Trail has artists and craftsmen showcasing work in 46 venues in and around the county for the Jubilee weekend 1st – 4th June. There is an opening exhibition including 20 of the Trail artists at the Workshop where we have booklets, maps and information supporting this fabulous event in its second year.

For school half term we are showing The Selfish Giant is an adaptation of a much-loved Victorian fairy story by Oscar Wilde revealing how one small act of kindness melts a Giant’s heart. Using elements of pantomime, puppets and a cosy environment, this is a magical performance for children and their adults! Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th at 1pm. Adults£6/£5 Children £4/£3.

Also for children we have our ever popular Saturday kids activities with pottery and art courses (please ring to book) and the drop in Saturday Kids’ Club. Paint, make, perform & play, a range of fun activities every week during term time. Please note, there is no club on the 2nd and 9th returning on the 16th. 5 to 12yrs. 12.30pm to 2.30pm. £5/£3.

Another fine dose of Lazy Sunday on the 10th of the month welcomes Stompin’ on Spiders, Sam Eden, Tim Kirby and Jenny Hallam. Fingers crossed for the sunshine as we know how it so likes to come along. Last month was such a brilliant day and all were merry! Thanks for making it magical.

SLAP night returns this month with some very special guests for you all…..we have the rather well known Dodgy on Saturday 16th plus our very own Skewwhiff…..£8 per ticket, book in advance as we expect to sell out. 8pm.

June also sees The Worcester Literature Festival, with various events around Worcester and we have sad news that Splendid Cinema is taking a break for the summer but don’t panic, it is returning in September with a new and edgy programme to look forward to……

At the end of the month, Cafe Bliss will be ditching their usual menu to offer global vegan dishes for the day as it hosts a Vegan Fair. With free samples, recipes, nutritional advice and music, come along and see what is on offer. Sat 30th, 10 til 5pm. Free.

In the galleries, we have mixed media work from several of the Workshop volunteers in a Clik Clik Collective show as well as the Arts Trail exhibition, both on until 16th June.

Following on from these will be the highly anticipated Jose Santos’ printmaking exhibition in the Cellar gallery (see opposite) and an exhibition celebrating some of the history of the arts workshop with a Retrospective Exhibition by some of the original Founders including photography, printmaking and drawings. 22nd June until 21st July.

Keep your eye on us as we are planning to offer lots of educational stuff with a packed schedule for children over the summer holidays to look out for and exciting new courses and workshops for all ages in the autumn including oil painting classes, up-cycling, writing, film making and digital media. Watch this space……

So that’s it for now, come and see us and check out what we are up to. We always welcome new faces and need your help to continue to make the Workshop the buzzing art centre that is it rapidly becoming.

SLAP Magazine June

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