Our 2021 Annual General Meeting will be held in person here on site at Long Eaton Art Room

Tuesday 19 November 2012 at 7pm

This is an open invitation to all stakeholders, staff, volunteers, centre users, , studio holders, friends, etc.

(subject to changes if Covid restrictions come into place )

AGM Invitation 19.10.21

Programme of workshops

Long Eaton Art Room are now running a variety of workshops here on site.

Long Eaton Art Room is a community arts centre based in the Midlands between Derby and Nottingham. Just 5 minutes off the M1 at junc 21

We run a wide range of workshops ourselves and also have a range of artists who hire the space and run workshops and courses here on site too.

We have low threshold double doors into our teaching spaces. They are large, bright and well heated rooms. We have accessible toilet facilities and a free carpark.

You can find more details and book directly onto these via eventbrite:

*Coronavirus update* Planning for the future

*Corona Virus, Covid-19 update*
We have been thinking long and hard about the best way moving forward to keep people safe and still allow the community to make use of our centre. We have decided that we will no longer be running open access drop in sessions, instead we will focus on set workshops for the foreseeable future. This way we can be more certain of user numbers, distancing, minimise tool sharing and most importantly protect our staff. Every time we get pinged by the app we need to close, we are aiming to avoid that as much as possible and feel that set workshops will help us.
We hope to attract a wide range of artists to run workshops here and we are truly excited about the possibilities. We will be running some workshops ourselves and we plan to hold some all abilities accessible sessions monthly too. Workshops will be starting up after the holidays in September all being well.

**Coronavirus Measures-update**

**Coronavirus Measures-update**           


This evening the Government have issued guidance on social distancing and that all non-essential contact should be avoided, including social venues who have been encouraged to close voluntarily. On this basis, all our usual drop in sessions, workshops and Room hires are now currently CANCELLED and will not be going ahead.

Long Eaton Art Room’s creative sessions are now closed.

We will be closely following all guidance and hope to reschedule workshops later in the year and plan to reopen our creative sessions when given the all clear by the guidelines.

We realise this is disappointing, but we must do what we can to slow the spread of Covid-19. The health and wellbeing of our staff, volunteers and customers must come first. We can still be contacted via email to or through messages to our Facebook account.

Coronavirus Measures at Long Eaton Art Room

**Coronavirus Measures at Long Eaton Art Room **

We at Long Eaton Art Room would like to reassure all of our customers that we are aware and conscious of the recent Coronavirus outbreak and we are keeping a close eye on the advice and guidance from the Charities Commission, Government’s guidance and Public Health England.

At the moment we are staying open for our regular sessions and Room hire bookings for workshops.  All staff have been made aware and have been informed of government guidelines with regards to minimising spread and self-isolation.
We endeavour to keep extremely high standards of hygiene and cleanliness. There are hand washing facilities available for all. Shared surfaces such as doors, till areas, railings, handles and tables are being regularly sanitised by staff.

We are encouraging all centre users to wash their hands regularly and not attend if they feel unwell or have contact with anyone who shows signs of the symptoms.

The current plan is to remain open while it’s safe to do so.  If for any reason we need to close the centre we will aim to reschedule any workshops and events later in the year if possible.

Please check Facebook and our website to make sure the centre is open.

If for any reason we are required to close we will announce this on those platforms.

Open Studios Art and Craft Fair 16&17 November 2019

Long Eaton Art Room
The Esther de Sousa Education Centre
29-31 Lime Grove
Long Eaton. NG10 4LD

After the success of previous events we are once again combining our open studios event with a festive craft fair.
Our resident artists will be opening their studio spaces for you to meet them and see what they make in their studios with the opportunity to buy unique one off pieces of art. Local designer makers and artists will be showcasing and selling their unique handmade items in this festive event.

We have a wide range of makers from painters, collage artists, ceramics, wood turning, glass fusing, jewellery, pyrography, textiles, felted items, gift sets, and more.

There will of course be refreshments on sale all weekend with homemade cakes and the obligatory mince pies.

Free admission
10AM – 4PM Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2019

Artists include:

Purple Orchid Crafts – glass fused jewellery and home decor
Diane Dakin – mixed media floral paintings
Johanne Danielle surface art – mixed media paintings
Mary Graham (wire and ceramic jewellery)
David William Sampson – Ceramics
Jamie Parks – ceramic jewellery
Meinir Efans-Pointer (Decorative Glass)
Ray Gumbley – Photography
Jacob Seagrave – mixed media artist
Paige Lawruk – unique, quirky clothing and ceramics
Steve Dinsdale – oil paintings
Moira Elliott – ceramics
Minifi – lino cut prints and unique gifts
Jean-cycled – teddy bears made using recycled jeans
Lynda Mayfield – watercolour artist
Scraphappy Hearts by June Vann

Fundraising stalls:

Polymer Playground – mini polymer clay try-it activity
Make your own Mini fabric wreath decorations
Artists tombola – your chance to win a unique item created by our artists.
General tombola
Refreshments – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cakes, snacks, etc.

More to be announced soon

Open Studios Nov 2019

Textile Tales Roadshow coming to Long Eaton Art Room

Textiles Tales, an exciting project led by Nottingham Trent University supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

The Textile Tales Project led by Nottingham Trent University has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £70k for an exciting heritage project across the East Midlands. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project engages communities in the East Midlands – the historic heart of the UK’s textile industry.

With a group of four museums, two universities and businesses, Textile Tales will run a series of ‘road-shows’ to gather oral history interviews from former textile employees. The project wants to re-connect now dispersed groups of workers from the period 1980 – 2005 which saw turmoil as the industry rapidly contracted.  We want to hear from everyone involved from dyers and machine operators, workers and management from the boardroom to the shop floor, who lived through this period as we are planning to save and share these stories for future generations.

There will be ‘road-show’ events across the region and our first event in our Textile Tales roadshow van will be on

Friday 6th September where we will be visiting Long Eaton between 11- 3pm.  We will be parked in the car park at

Long Eaton Art Room Community Arts Centre, 29-31 Lime Grove, Long Eaton, Nottingham, NG10 4LD

For the rest of September we will be out and about in other textile communities and will be visiting :

  • 13th September – 10:00-15:00 – Strutts North Mill, Bridge Foot, Belper, DE56 1YD
  • 20th September – 10:00-15:00 – The Ashbrook Centre, Ashbrook Avenue, Borrowash, Derby, DE72 3JE

There will be other events too so visit our website to see where we will be and to find out what happened at our roadshows.

Supported through The National Lottery Heritage Fund and by the Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters, the project will share all the insights from the textile stories collected through the new project website  Future generations will be able to learn much from their heritage, including skills that are becoming scarce in the parts of the industry that still exist. In the 1980s these workers protested to save the industry – now their stories deserve to be shared.

TT Van leaflet

Phone issues

Our phone line is not working at the moment. We are switching to a cloud based phone and there seems to be an issue with switching our phone number over. For the time being we have a temporary number until our own number is linked properly. If you need to get in touch you can email us at or please ring us on our temporary number: 0115 8742322. We will do another update as soon as our normal number is back up and running. So sorry for any inconvenience.

Have a Go Day – 13th Birthday Celebration

Long Eaton Art Room turns 13 in April 2019.

We are throwing open our doors for a huge family fun day.   Saturday 13th April. 10AM – 3PM

Learn all about the Long Eaton Art Room, see our facilities, try crafts, drink tea and chat.  There will be lots of different craft activities to have a go at, something for all ages and abilities including:
Paint a Pot
Badge Making
Print making
Spring Flowers
Easter themed Pom-Poms
Play with Clay
Spinning demonstrations

Entry will be free for all but there will be a small fee for all activities to cover materials costs.  All funds raised will go towards essential building renovations.
Refreshments will be available all day. Fully accessible to all for the open day.

Have a Go Day apr 13th 2019