Summer Holiday Workshops

We are now taking bookinSummer Holiday Workshops 2015 for facebookgs for our summer holiday workshops.  The cost is £7.50 each including all materials.  All activities are suitable for any age apart from Needle felting (age 8 upwards).  A responsible adult must accompany anyone below 16 (the responsible adult wont have to pay for themselves unless they want to join in and have a go too, we do have quite a few parents join in the fun). Booking is essential as places are limited to 10 to ensure everyone gets adequate attention.  See image for more details.  Please call 0115 9461661 to reserve your place or email 

Free Craft Club thanks to Health Lottery Funding

Derbyshire charity receives grant from money raised by HealthCalm to help local people

A Long Eaton-based charity that uses art to help people has received a £20,192 grant from money raised by HealthCalm through The Health Lottery.  The funding will enable The Long Eaton Art Room charity to develop a new craft club for people living in a small local community on the Petersham Estate.

Starting in August 2015 Long Eaton Art Room will be working with a local group of people providing a weekly craft club aimed at increasing the numbers of friends people have in their immediate neighborhood, breaking down barriers, learning new skills and feeling better about where they live.  Sessions will be free with all materials provided.

Charity manager Josie Harrington, said: “This grant gives us to opportunity to work with many people who haven’t done any arts and crafts since leaving school and in some cases ever.  We will be expanding our work in the community and helping people get to know their neighbours in a safe supported atmosphere where they can chat and craft over a cup of tea.  I myself know first-hand how much difference arts and crafts can make to people’s lives, the Long Eaton Art Room helped me get through a difficult time and I enjoy helping others in return.”

The group will meet every Friday morning 9.30-11.30 to fit in with school run times.  The club will be free for all to attend as long as they live on one of the streets specified on our flyer.  We hope that the club will give people the opportunity to meet others who live in their neighbourhood, make new friends and learn some new crafts over a cup of tea and a chat.

The sessions will start in August 2015 and run until March 2017

If you are interested in attending the craft club please contact Josie Harrington on 0115 9461661 or email It In The Community for facebook

Open Studios

This year we are once again combining our summer open studios event with a craft fair. Local designer makers and artists will be showcasing and selling their unique handmade items in this event.

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

There will of course be refreshments on sale all weekend with homemade cakes.

Free admissionOpen Studios May 2015
10AM – 4PM Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May

Artists include:
Jennifer Holsey Handwoven Textiles
Purple Orchid Crafts fused glass
Kate Cloud Creations
Diane Dakin at Studio 1
Johannedanielle Surface Art
Mary Graham (wire and ceramic jewellery)
David William Sampson Ceramics
Emily Smalley
Anthony E Pointer (Wood Turning & Glass)
Meinir Efans-Pointer (Decorative Glass)
Elaine Lim-Newton (Ceramics)
Claire Flint (Abstract Art)
Erimini Designs (Jewellery)
Zalisander (silversmith)
Elouise makes (silver jewellery)
Gwin Kerry – Designer and Maker of enamel and copper jewellery
Sue Corrie –
Jamie Parks
Timeless Curiosity (sat only)
Hannah Livesley Designs
Linda Irving Felt Artist