Creative Space

Thursday 29th Jun 2017 — Friday 4th Aug 2017, Theale Library


Come along and try some of our FREE taster workshops at Theale Library.

If you are 55 or over and are interested in trying something new, join us for our series of six free sessions exploring different art forms at Theale Library this summer. 

This six week programme of arts activities, run by the Corn Exchange Newbury and West Berkshire Libraries, is open to anyone ages 55+ from the local community. Sessions include talks, demonstrations and practical workshops and will cover a range of different art forms including literature, craft, music and visual art.

Who is Creative Space for?
•       Sessions are for anyone aged 55 and over
•       No previous experience of the art form is required for any of the 6 sessions
•       You are welcome to come to one session, a few sessions or all of them

The sessions
Sessions will be held at Theale Library every Friday morning from 10.30 - 12.00 from 30 June to 4 August.

Please see a breakdown of the sessions below:

Vocal workout

Friday 30 June 10.30 - 12.00

Learn more about the voice and have a go using your own! Led by a professional singer this session is for anyone interested in singing.

All abilities can join this relaxed workout for the voice.

Approaches to visual work with Simon Jardine

Friday 7 July 10.30 - 12.00

Come along and hear local professional artist and illustrator, Simon talk about painting in acrylic and how he adds texture and depth to his artwork. Undoubtedly with the odd digression into animation, photography and cartoon illustration too.

An introduction to Book Binding with Donna Lewis

Friday 14 July 10.30 - 12.00

This workshop, with Donna Lewis, is an introduction to the Concertina Book-binding technique.

This is a relaxed workshop for all abilities; you will be working at your own pace and receive the guidance and practical tips you need to produce a successful book. During the workshop, you will be given a demonstration of the technique and be provided with all of the tools and materials that you will need. Donna will take you through each step of the book's construction, offering tips and advice on creating a beautifully bound book.

**A range of cover papers will be available - however, please feel free to bring your own paper

Exploring Poetry with Becci Louise

Friday 21 July 10.30 - 12.00

Join poet Becci Louise for a conversational poetry session over tea and biscuits. Through discussing memories and different perspectives together as a group, Becci will create an entirely new piece of work, to be shared at end of the workshop. A relaxed and social way to explore creative writing.

Craft with Helen Mortimer

Friday 28 July 10.30 - 12.00

Roll up your sleeves and enjoy creating in this practical craft workshop with Helen Mortimer. Whether its card design or paper sculpture this social session offers an opportunity to try new skills in making, and ideas to develop further at home.

Script reading

Friday 4 August 10.30 - 12.00

Come and explore popular scripts, discuss themes and enjoy reading aloud in a friendly environment.

For further information on any of these FREE sessions please contact Harriet Wyatt at or call 01635 582666

Workshop Address: Theale Library, Church Street, Theale, RG7 5BZ

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