September 25th, 2016

Celebration to toast 70 years of Avoncroft Arts Centre

Updated: 4:41 pm, Jun 30, 2016

A CELEBRATION of the arts will be held tomorrow (Saturday) at Avoncroft Arts Centre which has now been around for 70 years.

The event, being held as part of this year’s Bromsgrove Festival, will feature an exhibition of art and craft work done by members of the Avoncroft Arts Society – from paintings and other pictures to textiles and pottery.

There will also be art work on show done by youngsters from Avoncroft Nursery, along with a kick-boxing demonstration by the Bromsgrove-based Verve at 11am and dancing in the afternoon at 2pm from Avoncroft Dance Group.

And there will be a selection of cakes and drinks in the vintage tearoom, as well as the chance to buy pieces of art and other items made by members, including a recipe book featuring members’ favourite recipes.

The Avoncroft Arts Centre, on the Redditch Road near to the Hanbury Turn, was founded in 1946 to offer cultural and creative activities to the local community, encouraged by Cadbury family members and trustees of Avoncroft College, now part of Bromsgrove School.

There are a variety of groups offered there today, including art media, ceramics, calligraphy, needlework and art textiles, sugarcraft and dance.

The centre also offers French classes, a youth club, yoga, martial arts and the venue is used regularly by Probus groups, Radio Shack and Bromsgrove Photographic Society as well as a local band.

And there are three workshops offering private tuition in painting, sewing and dressmaking and enamel jewellery.

Entrance is free and there is ample car parking.