Article from SLAP Magazine July

Oh my goodness…..are we really in July?? Come on summer, where are you??

Right firstly, on behalf of the Arts Workshop and SLAP mag, big apologies for any disappointment caused by the cancellation of the Dodgy gig on the 16th June. Unfortunately Dodgy had to pull out due to unforeseen circumstances but they will be definitely here to make up for it in the autumn. Promise!

Still, there’s loads to do and people to see here at the workshop this month!

Lazy Sunday has been having a fantastic year so far and more on it’s way. Sunday the 8th has a treat in store as Nightshift make a rare appearance back from Uni to play in the yard. Also Neil Corbett, Lea Haworth, Hitchiker and Keltik Fish (acoustic).

Described as completely unique and uncontainable, The Roving Crows come to the Arts Workshop on 6th July, bringing their inexhaustible energy inspired by Celtic, jazz, ska, folk and blues. 8pm. £5 advance/£6 door.

It’s a day of performance theatre on Saturday 14th July with ‘The Prince’s Map, The Witch’s Cat and The Neverending Shoelace’. A play especially for small children performed by some really rather brilliant under 16’s, performed by Perdiswell Drama Club. 10.30am-11.15am. £1.50.

As well as showing ‘The Slip’, from the Re-Action theatre makers as part of an extensive tour, this is the story of Zoe who finds herself slipping from the difficult every day, into the future and back again! 8pm. £7.50.

Looking for some high energy exercise?…….Zumba is here! Tuesday nights from the 17th July, time to get those bodies moving! 7pm.

There is still time to catch the Jose Santos’ exhibition downstairs as well as taking a look at the multimedia works on display in the Café Bliss gallery.

They are up until the 21st, when we change over and present an interesting personal reflection with Paul O’Leary’s oil paintings in ‘A fox’s Road Trip’, and symmetry and rhythmic prints from local artist Roger Whitmore. Both shows open on Wed 25th with a public opening evening from 6pm til 8pm.

Our regular kids Saturday club is continuing through July. 12.30 til 2.30pm. £5.

Then look out for an exciting programme of fun filled activities for your children throughout the whole of the summer hols! See our website for details or pop in and sign up now as we are taking bookings already. Look out for the Olympic torch at ‘Indoor Olympics’ on 1st Aug!

All activities begin Sat 28th July. Every Wed and Sat til Sept.

Also we have loads of new courses on offer for September with oil painting, creative writing, yoga, youth theatre, digital media, film making and much more…….

If there is anyone out there who would be interested in sponsoring us or have any fundraising idea’s they could help out with please shout! We are growing more and more and are always looking for helpers, volunteers and supporters to guarantee we stay here for the foreseeable future. We are made by the people, for the people.

Please check out our new website and join our mailing list to keep updated on what we are up to…….and do pop by and say hello!

Full SLAP Magazine July

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