We are celebrating the transformation of our Reddish hub, which now includes a fresh and contemporary studio space, gallery seating area and a shop with an Open Week at the end of June and beginning of July.
Wednesday 29th & Thursday 30th of June 1-8pm
Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd of July 10-4pm
We are developing a new public creative programme with wellbeing at it's heart, as well as social media, business and networking support for artists and practitioners, but before the programme launches later this year we’re keen to hear people’s views about what the centre could mean to them.
We will be opening our doors to the public and invite visitors of all ages to tour the building, browse the gallery exhibition and shop, and enjoy a variety of free taster activities (see below for details). There will also be information about the current Wellbeing Programmes and a chance to find out about volunteering opportunities. Visitors participating in the consultation will also have the chance to win a goodie bag!
Our building has free parking and the centre is fully accessible.
Keep updated via the website at www.Arc-Centre.Org or on social media.
Treat yourself (and a friend!) to one of our FREE taster sessions at our Open Week
(Weds-Sat) ALL WEEK
Meet our Potter in Residence
Weds & Thurs 1.00pm - 8.00pm
Fri & Sat 10am - 4pm
Come and meet potter Sylvia Glover, who will be demonstrating her craft all week. She’ll be showing us how she throws a pot on the wheel at 2.30pm, 4.30pm & 6.30pm Weds & Thurs and 11.00am & 3.00pm Fri & Sat.
Exhibition - Unpicked:Restitched - Where is the Heart of Stockport?
Another chance to see touring creative writing and textiles exhibition Unpicked:Restitched in the gallery.
Gallery Seating Area
Refreshments will be available to buy all week at the centre, and we have new seating areas of comfortable furniture kindly donated byHalo Living.
The gallery shop will also be open all week.
Get Drawing! FREE! Drop in 1.00pm - 8.00pm
Start your drawing journey, or explore new materials and techniques. Arc’s own CEO and artist Michael Anderson will be on hand to help. No experience necessary.
Fab Fabric Brooches FREE! 11+ Drop in 1.30pm - 2.45pm & 6.30pm - 7.45pm
Using scraps of fabric, thread and embellishments, create unique brooches on the embellisher machine with textile artist Yvonne Noworyta. No sewing experience necessary.
Introducing Instagram & Canva. FREE! Drop in 1.30pm - 3.00pm & 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Thinking about getting an online platform to promote your creative work? Confused by hashtags and can’t access Photoshop? Explore some of the ways social media can help you display your work and connect with others. Aimed at beginners / creatives.
Paper Fashion Dolls. FREE! After School Drop in 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Join us for a fun session and unleash your inner designer! Create and colour outfits for the most fashionable paper dolls in town!
All ages of boys and girls welcome.
Taster: Write Away! FREE! Drop in 10.00am - 4.00pm
Kick start your creative writing skills and get inspired with our taster activities and exercises. Jacqui Wood will be on hand to get you started.
Family Session: Animal Masks. FREE! Drop in 10.00am – 4.00pm
Go wild! Decorate your own animal mask. All ages welcome.
Come and join us for a fun session and design and decorate your own personal tote bag. All ages welcome. Booking required due to limited places. Contact email@example.com
Unit 33M Vauxhall Industrial Estate,
Greg Street, South Reddish,
Stockport, SK5 7BR.
" We are really excited to be able to offer more to visitors that was previously possible. It’s important to us that the centre is a space for the local and wider community to enjoy the benefits to wellbeing that creativity brings, whether its families enjoying activities together, people having a go at something new, or just taking time out to enjoy their lunch in a peaceful, inspiring space! ”
- Marketing Officer Lucie Fitzpatrick
Quick Look Other Dates For Your Diary
Barnaby Festival - 18th & 19th June - Sparrow Park, Macclesfield Heatons Arts Trail - Sat 25th & Sun 26th June - Arc Centre
Arc Centre Open Week - Weds 29th - Mon 2nd July
Photo of the month!
Arc Yome @ Chorlton Arts Festival, May 21st 2016.
Please note that our social media account information has changed, mostly to include the words "Arc Centre", so if you are searching for old names, handles and urls but can't find us, this may be why. See below for links to social media.