Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week

LOCAL ARTS & CULTURAL GROUPS TO JOIN

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 Binfield Warfield and Winkfield 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 events@arts-week.org
  • To find other local groups and events the free local news site Ascot Matters has a community section [click here]


(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)


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 Terrypaulandpam@talktalk.net

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 Aurora.spain@talktalk.net 

My main website is at present under reconstruction but examples of my work can be seen at the But is it Art? website [Click Here]


The But is it Art? Group

A lively and friendly group for experienced artists to meet other artists who are also interested in developing their creative approaches and techniques for producing contemporary, abstract and quirky art

We meet monthly to bounce ideas off each other; to critique our latest work; and to challenge our very approaches and techniques.  We also enthusiasticly seek-out opportunities to exhibit and sell our work [we organise exhibitions every month at the Queen Charlotte pub/restaurant in central Windsor] ; establish innovative creative partnerships and find ways to be more involved in community events.  Open to adult artists in any media; there are a limited number of places available.

  • 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
  • No fees except thse associated with participation in our exhibitions and other group events
  • Contact Jonathan Greenyer on 01344 882702 or email jonathan@butisitart.uk

www.butisitart.uk


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.

www.bracknellu3a.org.uk


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 nanaha37@yahoo.com.

www.bracknellu3a.org.uk


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 info@seraknight.co.uk

www.seraknight.co.uk


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: johnandjean@ntlworld.com or phone: 01784 741599

 www.virginiawater.org.uk/artsociety


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 kvyoungarca@gmail.com

Cranbourne & Winkfield Community Orchestra

An orchestra of musicians who want to take up a musical instrument again and/or meet up with other local musicians to play music together. Wide age range
  • The orchestra meets at St Peter's Church Hatchet Lane Cranbourne SL4 2EG
  • When: Every Tuesday at 7.30 - 9.00pm
  • Fees. £5.00 to join £3 per rehearsal
  • Contact Music Director Carl Lister at 07932 632114 and carlister@btinternet.com

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 jane_lister@btinternet.com

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 http://www.cadsact.org.uk/contact-us/

 www.cadsact.org.uk


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: annelaughdance@gmail.com  Phone: 07790 656461  or  01344 424655

www.stressolutions.co.uk


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: Charlie Cordwell and the Stagecoach Team: Telephone: 0808 208 5134. email: bracknellnorth@stagecoach.co.uk

www.stagecoach.co.uk/bracknellnorth


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 www.thebracknellforestsociety.org 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 tbfsinfo@gmail.com Membership Secretary is Gill Cheetham

www.thebracknellforestsociety.org.uk


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 membership-secretary@bracknell-camera-club.co.uk, enquiries@bracknell-camera-club.co.uk

www.bracknell-camera-club-co.uk


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 belcantoukuladies@yahoo.com

Facebook Page: BelCanto Ukuladies   @BelCantoUkuladies


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