Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week


There are just so many ways that you can become involved in the "arts" in our area.  Here is a list of groups and organisations in our local and surrounding area that you might like to explore.   In all cases you should contact the people listed if you want more information, as the Parish Councils have no involvement with the running or the administration of any of these groups.

  • To add details of your own local group contact Jonathan Greenyer at

(Binfield Warfield and Winkfield Parish Councils accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the information submitted by these groups and listed below, nor can we accept responsibility directly or by inference for any aspect of how these groups are organised or run)

Binfield Art Group

The Binfield Art Group meets every Tuesday at the Binfield Club in the village centre from 10 to 12 am. Membership numbers are limited to15 painters. We are often fully subscribed ( there is a waiting list ). Open to Binfield Club members.

  •  Art Teacher: Jane Williams. Jane presents a new challenge each week . She first gives a demonstration and then gives each student advice on completing their own painting.
  •  Work : Painting in Acrylic, Water Colour, Pastel, Pen & Ink.
  • This term (2018) we have had sessions on:Farm buildings in English, French and Italian landscapes. Country Villages. Still Life. Life drawing and painting. The Female Nude. Animals. Portraits.  Seascapes.

Each term Jane asks the students for their suggestions for future projects.

There are no classes during term holidays but we meet as a group and paint.

  • Contact Linda Coombes

The Ascot Art Group

A group of local artists, who simply get together to paint, and to enjoy the company of other artists. New members are always welcome.

  • Meeting in the North Ascot Community Centre, Fernbank Road, North Ascot SL5 8LA
  • When: Tuesday evenings at 7.00 pm
  • Fees £40 for twelve weeks, payable at the start of each term.
  • This is non-profit making and all fees are used for the members
  • Contact Terry Earthy on 01344 883950 or

Rendezvous Renoirs Art Classes

Brilliant , friendly, inspiring art classes led by local artist Aurora Spain in acrylics, silk painting, inks, watercolour, mixed media and more. Join us to learn techniques, colour theory and good composition.  Explore and experiment with different media and have fun on your creative journey.  Small friendly group.  All abilities welcome. 

  • Meet at Carnation Hall, Chavey Down Rd, RG42 7PA
  • When: Wednesday's 11.30 til 1.30pm
  • Fees: £145 per 10 week term.
  • Contact: Aurora Span on 07710 349804 or email 

Examples of my work can be seen at

Windsor Artists Collective

A by invitation lively and interactive group for experienced artists to meet other like minded artists interested in developing their creative approaches and techniques

We meet monthly to bounce creative ideas off each other; to critique our latest work; and to challenge our very ideas on art.  There are no art lessons or tutors.

We also enthusiastically seek-out opportunities to exhibit and sell our work, organising exhibitions every month at various locations in the local area. There is a waiting list for new members.

  • Meets at Carnation Hall, Chavey Down Rd, RG42 7PA once a month on a Monday 7-9.00pm. We do not paint at our meetings we discuss our art, all art and benefit from mutual advice.
  • £25 per year plus any expenses associated with participation in an exhibition
  • Contact Jonathan Greenyer on 07768 513 436 or email

U3A Watercolour Group

There are a number of art groups within the U3A but as the name suggests this group only uses watercolour paint, no gouache etc. The Group is of mixed ability and experience. There are no courses or formal tuition but help and advice is given on an informal basis and we help each other.  Annual membership of Bracknell Forest U3A is required before joining any of the U3A interest groups.

  • Meet at a studio at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
  • When: Alternate Wednesday afternoons throughout the year.
  • Fees:  In addition to the annual U3A membership [about £11 PA] we pay a session fee of around £2.
  • Contact: Greg Boys, email Greg via the U3A website.

U3A Mixed Media Group

Art Group for painting in water colour, acrylics, pastel & oils. See U3A Bracknell website to see Mixed media pictures and details.

  • Meet at Studio 3 at South Hill Park Arts Centre, Ringmead, Bracknell RG12 7PA
  • When: Every Wednesday. One week 9.30 to 1pm following week 1.30 to 4.30pm . This is because of the availability of the room.
  • Fees/Costs: It is necessary to join the U3A Bracknell at an annual cost of currently £12.99 per annum. The weekly cost is £2.00 as and when you attend.
  • Contact Sheila Arnold on 01344 882096 or by email

Sera Knight Art Classes

Tutoring for watercolour painting with class demonstrations at each meeting with Sera Knight SWA. Other media is also welcome and will receive assistance and guidance. Anyone wanting to paint slowly and gradually is also welcome. 

  • Meet: at St Michael & All Angels Church Hall, Church Lane, Sunninghill, Ascot SL5 7DD (the Hall it is on the left of the church, hidden from the front)
  • When: Monday mornings 10.00-12.00 noon
  • Fees: £80 for ten 2 hour classes
  • Contact: Sera Knight SWA, on 01276 857517 or 07712 760531   and by email

Virginia Water Art Society

We Hold monthly evening meetings to watch Professional painters demonstrate using all mediums, with a camera and projector for large screen displays enabling the audience to see close ups. We also offer several all-day workshops at cost, painting with professional tutors;  2 exhibitions per year;  coach outings to art related venues at cost;  painting days for practice.

  • Meet: at the Community Centre Beechmont Avenue Trumps Green Virginia Water Surrey GU25 4EY
  • When: Every 1st Wednesday in the Month (except December) from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Interval with refreshments including raffle. 
  • Subscriptions £30 annual subscription plus £2 for members attending a meeting & £5 for visitors. Workshops, outings and painting days are at cost.
  • Contact: Jean McDonnell, for the 2018 Programme and other information about the Society. Email: or phone: 01784 741599

Runnymede Art Society

Art Group for painting in all media and drawing. Meetings include demonstrations and tutor groups, on an occasional basis, with a programme of outdoor painting during the summer months. We hold two major exhibitions a year usually held in the United Egham Church in Egham High Street. Some of our members will accept commissions.

Egham Art Club

Tutored classes in drawing, oil painting and acrylics with Kay Harwood Young ARCA. Explore the world of colour and line and reveal your hidden talents!
  • Meet at Rutherwyke Room, St Mary's Church, Church Approach, Thorpe TW20 8TQ
  • When: Drawing & Painting Friday mornings 10.00-12.00 noon. Oil Painting & Acrylics Wednesday evenings 7.15-9.15 pm
  • Fees £11 per session
  • Contact: Kay Harwood Young ARCA  on 01784 452589 or email

Fine Art Classes with Isabel Hunt 

(Langley, Slough)

Drawing and painting sessions, including landscape and still life art, complex human figure and portraiture.  For all ages and all year round

St.Mary's Church Centre 2 St.Mary's Road, Langley, SL3 7ER

Telephone 01753 542209  Mobile       07411 125407


Wednesdays    10 - 12 noon ​​

Thursdays         5 - 7 pm

​Fridays           10 - 12 noon 

Saturdays         9 - 11 am    


5 sessions -  £ 75  Taster - £ 20

Contact Isabel Hunt on 07411 125 407 or via the website

The Binfield Craft Cafe

The Binfield Craft Café is a community space for people of all ages and abilities to learn a new craft, share some of their crafting ideas by teaching others a new craft, all the while enjoying a cuppa something hot and maybe even a piece of cake... all in the good company of fellow crafters.  

The group meets twice a month from 8.00pm to 10.00pm at The Newbold Church, St Marks Street, Binfield, Bracknell RG42 4AT

Art classes in Fifield

The Fifield Art group will be resuming lessons after the summer break on Monday 2nd September 2019, 10.30 till noon & 3 pm till 5 and Tuesday 3rd, 3 pm till 5 and 7 pm till 9. we cater for all levels of painting from complete beginners to fully fledged artists.
  • Where: In the Jubilee room at the rear of The Braywood War Memorial Hall in Fifield Village
  • Cost: £6.00 for a two hour session and I provide all the materials you will need plus a nice cup of tea or coffee during the lesson.
  • If anyone would like to join please contact Bill Collier at

St Peter's Church Chat & Craft Group

A social group to enjoy a wide range of hands on Craft activites and board games such as Scrabble, Chess and Bridge

  • The group meet at St Peter’s Church, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne SL4 2EG which is warm and friendly. Refreshments are available.
  • When: Every Thursday afternoon 2.00 - 4.00pm
  • Fees: £1 entry fee per session
  • Contact:  Jane Lister on 07984 087820 or email

Cranbourne Amateur Dramatic Society [CADS]

We are a friendly and successful local AmDram group that puts on a variety of plays from comedy to the more serious and always welcome new members whether it is to act or to help behind the scenes. We usually put on two productions a year - in April and October at St Peter's Church Hall, Hatchet Lane, Cranbourne, Winkfield. Our Members' social calendar includes walks, picnics, pub nights, themed evenings and visits to other local productions/shows. We also offer Coaching workshops on character development, voice and projection.

  •  When/Where: Our regular rehearsal nights are Tuesdays at St Peter’s Church Hall with an additional rehearsal night usually on Mondays also at the hall.
  • Membership: £10.00 pa individual membership, £20.00 pa family membership, £10.00 per production for guest actors
  • Contact: Viv Lewis on 01344 886456 or email via the website

Circle Dance with Anne Parry

Group dancing is popular the world over and this is your opportunity to really let your hair down, join in and learn some enjoyable traditional dances from the UK and from much further afield as well. It's an uplifting way to start the week and great fun. Open to all, no experience required

  • Where: Central Binfield
  • When: Mondays 10.30-11.30 in Binfield (also Thursday evenings in White Waltham)
  • Fees/Costs: Suggested donation £5 per session
  • Contact: Anne Parry   Email:  Phone: 07790 656461  or  01344 424655

Stagecoach Bracknell North

At Stagecoach Bracknell North, we provide quality training in singing, acting and dancing for children aged between 4 - 18 years.  Our aim is to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere in which children can really thrive in both skill, and confidence! Alongside our fun and diverse performing arts lessons with experienced teachers, we offer a range of additional opportunities for our students, including LAMDA exams, exciting holiday workshops and the opportunity to perform on a West End stage! All you need to join is enthusiasm.

  • We meet at Whitegrove Primary School Westmorland Drive, Warfield, Bracknell RG42 3QS
  • When: Classes run each Saturday between 9.30am - 2.00pm (term time only). We also run holiday workshops, where children join us for one week and put on a show, details can be found on our website.
  • Term fees are between £165 - £330 per term.
  • Contact: Emily King and the Stagecoach Team: email:

The Bracknell Forest Society

The Bracknell Forest Society, Bracknell Forest's Civic Society (formed in 2007) is a politically independent organisation and aims to celebrate Bracknell Forest - its green spaces, its vibrant towns and community and to encourage residents to take pride in where we live.  We are represented on several local committees where we can make your voice heard on matters concerning health, the environment, history, planning and faiths & beliefs.

  • Events: Visit our website for our programme of many events throughout the year
  • Fees: £10 pa for individuals, £15 pa for family membership
  • Contact: For general enquiries 01344 423440/451878 or Membership Secretary is Gill Cheetham

Bracknell Camera Club

Bracknell Camera Club (formed 1954) is one of the foremost photographic clubs in the home counties. We are respected for the quality of images our members create as well as being renowned for the friendly environment that exists throughout the club. Bracknell Camera Club welcomes members of all photographic standards, from complete beginners to professionals. A camera club is an excellent place for novices to learn. We make you feel at home and whatever your level of skill, from simple compact cameras to the latest DSLRs, you will receive advice and encouragement from a wealth of experience that the club members have to offer. Some members specialise in technical or photographic genre, and are happy to give informal advice.

  • When: Meet weekly on a Monday from September through to early June; 8.00 pm start (arrive from 7.30pm)
  • Where: The Bracknell Open Learning Centre, Rectory Lane, Bracknell RG12 7GR There is ample free parking within The Centre’s dedicated car parks.
  • Membership: Full individual membership 2017/18 is £47pa. Students (in full-time education) £10pa. Guests £5 for each visit.
  • Contact: 01344 354220,

Bel Canto Ukuladies

Ukulele Band

  • Meet at Pearson Hall 52 Little Glebe, Sonning, Reading RG4 6XL
  • When: Monday at 7:00 pm
  • Donation of £1 /week to cover hall hire
  • Contact: Email

Facebook Page: BelCanto Ukuladies   @BelCantoUkuladies

The Windsor and Eton Society 

The Arts Society Windsor

 Windsor Writers Group

Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week