Local art exhibitions, arts societies meetings, craft events, art clubs, arts workshops and
information about how you can exhibit your own work.

Event are listed in order of start date.

Community Arts Programme Summer 2017

1st April
to 11th July

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Community Arts, Maiden Erlegh Campus, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS

How to get there.

Community Arts Programme for Summer 2017

Booking is now open for the Maiden Erlegh School Community Arts Programme for Summer 2017.

For full details download the full leaflet (requires Adobe reader) or look out for it in libraries and venues around Reading and Wokingham.


Saturday Courses & Workshops for Children:

  • Art Attack - school years 4-5 (ages 8-10) 29 Apr - 15 July (10 classes)
  • Art Attack - school years 6-9 (ages 11-14) 29 Apr - 15 July (10 classes)
  • Thursday Art - school years 6-7 (ages 11-12) 20 Apr - 25 July (6 classes)

Workshops for Adults (16+):

  • Open Access Printmaking (1 Apr, 13 May, 3 Jun, 1 Jul) (Monthly)
  • Layered Relief Prints (22 Apr)
  • Charcoal, Ink, Resist - mixed media (27 May)
  • Whiteline Woodcuts (17 June)

Evening Courses Adults (16+):

  • Mondays: Silver Jewellery (24 Apr - 10 Jul, 10 classes)
  • Tuesdays: Silver Jewellery (25 Apr - 11 Jul, 10 classes)

For details and schedule download the full leaflet. To book your place on any of the courses download the booking form.

Get more information about: Community Arts & Peacock Gallery.

Information about Maiden Erlegh School: www.maidenerleghschool.co.uk.

Artists at Goring

Saturday 27th May

Sunday 28th May

Monday 29th May

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Goring Village Hall, High Street, Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire RG8 9AG

How to get there.

Artists at Goring

A group of professional artists:

  • Este MacLeod
  • Howard Birchmore
  • Sarah Pye
  • Liz Chaderton

and jeweller:

  • Janet Richardson

are coming together to exhibit an exciting new collection of paintings, sculpture and jewellery at Goring Village Hall during the late May bank holiday.

The artists, all of whom are local, were represented by the beautiful Goring gallery 'Art At Goring', before it closed 18 months ago.

With their varied and contemporary styles, the show will be lively and accessible.

You can meet the artists throughout the weekend and they look forward to welcoming you to the show.

Entry is free and the show is open to browse or buy.

ArtFest 2017

Saturday 3rd June


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Rose Street, Wokingham

How to get there.

ArtFest 2017

ArtFest is a unique festival of art, right in the heart of Wokingham!

Following last year's amazingly successful event, this time Rose Street (off Broad St.), Wokingham welcomes us for the day on Saturday 3rd June 2017, for the return of ArtFest!

As well as other art-related events, our main event, as last year, is an art market with over 50 local Artists, selling original artwork, limited-edition prints, sculpture, ceramics, and more!

This, our second ArtFest, coincides with the International Concert taking place further up Broad Street. There will also be a ‘Food Court’ with lots of stalls selling food & drink between the stage area and ArtFest. Which makes it a perfect opportunity for all the Artists taking part, to show and sell their work, and market themselves. And of course, a great opportunity for the people of Wokingham to soak up the atmosphere and experience a vibrant and dynamic art market for themselves. ArtFest promises, yet again, to be a great event for all!

Peacock Gallery Exhibition: GCSE 2017 Art & Design Exhibition

Friday 9th June
to Thursday 15th June

Open weekdays

Saturdays 10am-3pm

(Private view Fri 9th June 4pm-6pm)

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The Peacock Gallery, Maiden Erlegh Campus, Silverdale Road, Earley, Reading RG6 7HS

How to get there.

Exhibition: GCSE 2017 Art & Design Exhibition

GCSE Art & Design Exhibition is the annual showcase of work by year 11 students at Maiden Erlegh School who have completed the GCSE course.

This showcase of work by year 11 students during their two year course, is an eclectic collection reflecting the breadth of ideas and media explored.

More information: maidenerleghschool.co.uk/community/community-arts.

Wokingham Art Society Meeting

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

7.30-9.30 pm

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Wokingham Methodist Church, Rose Street, Wokingham RG40 1XS

How to get there.

Demonstration by Jean Turton, who will be painting "Nature's Glory" using Chinese Brush.

Entrance fee is £4 for non-members. This includes a cup of coffee or tea during the interval.

More information: www.wokinghamartsociety.org.uk.

Wokingham Arts Trail 2017: Call for artists

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Wokingham Arts Trail:
Sat 23rd - Sun 24th September, 2017

Wokingham Area

Wokingham Arts Trail 2017: Call for artists

Wokingham Arts Trail will be returning this year on the weekend of 23rd and 24th September at venues in and around Wokingham.

Artists will be exhibiting and demonstrating their work in their own studios and other local venues.

If you are a local artist and would like to take part in Wokingham Arts Trail 2017, please complete the application form and get it back to us by Monday 1st May, 2017. Selection of artists will be made on 2nd May.

If you would like to know more about Wokingham Arts Trail, either visit our website www.wokinghamartstrail.co.uk or contact the organising committee by email.

Timeless announcements: CREATIVE ARTS

These creative art activities run permanently.

Watercolour Classes

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Tuesdays &


Watercolour Classes

If you would like to learn to paint in watercolours, or develop your skills and techniques, why not join one of my classes in Finchampstead.

For more details please visit the website www.saa.co.uk/art/lespatey or call Les on 01344 775276.

Art Classes at The Phoenix Studio, Towersey

the week

The Phoenix Studio, Chinnor Rd, Towersey, Nr Thame, Oxfordshire OX9 3QZ

How to get there.

The Phoenix Studio runs a range of art classes for all abilities, from the complete novice to the lifelong artist. The brand new studio, set amidst a beautiful meadow in the quiet village of Towersey in Oxfordshire, offers a great place to explore your creativity.

For more details please visit the website www.phoenixstudio.co.uk or call James on 07765 980508.

New Art Group

Every Tuesday

1pm to 3pm

FBC Centre, Gorse Ride, Finchampstead RG40 4ES

Come and join a friendly group of people who enjoy painting and drawing together in modern surroundings at the FBC Centre. All abilities from beginners to experienced painters are welcome.

No joining, termly or annual fees. Cost £3 per session.

For more details telephone 0118 9088155 or 0118 9732484

Twyford Arts Group Life Drawing Sessions

Every Wednesday

7pm to 9.30pm

URC Hall, Church Street, Twyford RG10 9DR (opp. Haweli restaurant)

How to get there

The group meets for life drawing sessions on Wednesday evenings for people to come along and practise their skills. More information: www.twyfordartgroup.co.uk.

The Ark Studio



Ravenswood Village, Nine Mile Ride, Crowthorne, Berkshire RG45 6BQ

How to get there

The Ark is an educational arts and disability charity that runs music, dance, drama and other arts courses. Contact: (01344) 755528 or email us for details.