Our goal is to bring inspiration and creativity to the community, working together to establish an inclusive and accessible environment for people to come together through appreciation of the creative arts. The Bank is a place where anyone can come along and feel welcome and involved.
We are a volunteer-led, not-for-profit, community hub project that provides opportunities for skills development in the creative arts and digital. We wish to encourage everyone to explore creativity by making the arts accessible and inclusive to our community. We understand the wellbeing benefits of arts and hope to develop a fun, exciting and dynamic environment for learning, development, and community.
Based in a grade II listed ex-midlands Bank building we host an eclectic programme of exhibitions, live music, activities, workshops, and classes.
Our exhibitions feature in our Main Hall and side gallery and showcases local creatives whilst providing professional and practical learning opportunities for young people and further wellbeing support for our community. Regular art classes include Drawing, Printmaking, Watercolour Painting, Photography, Life Drawing, with many more to come! We also host a weekly social groups such as art-drop in and Knit & Natter.
VOLUNTEERING AT THE BANK
We are proud our centre is run by an incredible team of inspiring volunteers and are always looking for friendly and creative people to join our team! Click here to learn more about current opportunities and how volunteering at The Bank can support you.
ROOM HIRE AT THE BANK
Walkers, Dog owners and Cyclists welcome!
Drop in even if you see a class in progress!
We have three other spaces available for use by groups and individuals. Just ask!
We have ambitious plans to do more;
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We offer a variety of projects, classes and workshops run by professional tutors for all ages and abilities which are low or no-cost.
Our weekly programme normally includes:
Workers Educational Association [WEA] events and courses, Drop-in Art Group, Drop-in Knit & Natter, ‘Singing for Joy,’ Printmaking classes, and Drop-in Kids Art and Craft.
EMPLOYMENT & OCCUPATION
We provide training and employment for part-time staff and occupation in internships and volunteering.
We’re running a project “My Skills Bank” for long-term unemployed to develop their technical & team-working skills plus coaching in job seeking, this is in partnership with our local Job Centre and delivered by paid members of our community.
There is a weekly drop-in for ‘Co-working’ and ‘Lone Workers’ in partnership with MyWorkHive
We provide employment opportunities for local artists and musicians to give lessons.
Our shop sells craft, artwork and cards to promote and support local artists.
Drop in and join us for a cuppa, you can join any of our activities or start one yourself, let us know!
Our Knit & Natter group is particularly popular and in certain cases we can provide transport to bring you into Eye and take you home.
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