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Classes and Courses

Arts Centre Washington is an exciting, multi-disciplinary arts space with plenty of room for you to explore, learn and take part. We have a thriving Learning and Participation programme which we are very proud of.  Some sessions are delivered by ourselves, others with our studio partners or external practitioners.

  • For Children and Young People

    The Drum Room
    Saturdays, various times.  One to one and group drum kit tuition
    Contact Dan on 07890054216 / [email protected] to book your place!

    Washington Youth Theatre
    Saturdays 10am – 12pm 8 – 12 years
    12.30 – 2.30pm 13 – 18 years
    Join the Washington Youth Theatre Company and learn about stagecraft and script writing, take part in productions and films as well as making great new friends along the way. £6.00 per session

    Saturday Art Club 
    Saturdays, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
    Join the Saturday Art Club and find out just how much fun art can really be.
    £6.00 per session

    Right Track
    Saturdays 10am – 12pm, Free
    A project to develop young, creative and inspiring musicians between the ages of 12-21.
    You don’t have to play an instrument or have any performance experience..  All we require are creative and enthusiastic young musicians looking to develop their music skills.
    Delivered with Loud and Clear in partnership with Sunderland Music Hub
    To register your interest and for more info email [email protected] 

    The Voice Studio
    Professional singing tuition from Maggie Ballantyne, internationally renowned singer, vocal and performance coach. One to one teaching, call 0191 417 4999 to book

    Trish and Trina’s Performance Academy
    Year round programme of dance classes for children and adults of all ages
    Contact 07759429763
    e-mail: [email protected]


    Family Ukulele Lessons
    The perfect introductory instrument for children come along to a family workshop and learn the instrument together.  For more info contact [email protected]

    Little Movers
    Have fun with your little one dancing, singing and playing games.
    Tuesdays during term time
    Baby Movers 0 – crawling 1pm – 1.45pm
    Little Movers walking – 4 years 1.45pm – 2.30pm
    To book e-mail [email protected]  or search Little Movers Washington on Facebook

    Filter Events

    Fiendish Fusing

    25-Oct-2021 - 26-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Glass Pumpkin Demonstrations

    25-Oct-2021 - 29-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Creepy Creatures

    25-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Re-Purpose

    26-Oct-2021 - 03-Apr-2022
    National Glass Centre

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    Where We Are Now

    26-Oct-2021 - 13-Nov-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    NGC Glass Prize

    26-Oct-2021 - 13-Mar-2022
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    Spooky Museum Trail

    26-Oct-2021 - 19-Nov-2021
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    FREE Daily Glass Making Demonstrations

    26-Oct-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Perilous Glass Painting

    27-Oct-2021 - 28-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    The Haunted Museum

    27-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    27-Oct-2021
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    28-Oct-2021
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    Drink and Draw – Life Drawing Social

    28-Oct-2021 - 02-Dec-2021
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    Creepy Crafty Treat Bags

    29-Oct-2021
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    Big Science SLIME Party

    29-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Flameworked Glass Pendants

    30-Oct-2021
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    Clay Creatures

    30-Oct-2021
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    Make a Glass Pumpkin

    30-Oct-2021 - 31-Oct-2021
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    Right Track

    30-Oct-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
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    Poems in a Pandemic Talk

    30-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Flameworked Marbles

    31-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Artists Talk: Narbi Price

    02-Nov-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

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    Creative Me - Free Arts and Wellbeing sessions for young people aged 13 – 18.

    02-Nov-2021 - 14-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Community Choir – One Voice

    02-Nov-2021 - 14-Dec-2021
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    Watercolour Classes - Morning

    03-Nov-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
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    Community Choir – The B#s

    03-Nov-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
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    Watercolour Classes - afternoon

    03-Nov-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Haddock and Chips by Janet Plater

    04-Nov-2021
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    Oil Painting Classes

    05-Nov-2021 - 17-Dec-2021
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    Washington Youth Theatre (Ages 8 - 12)

    06-Nov-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Make your own Christmas Bauble

    06-Nov-2021 - 19-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Saturday Art Club

    06-Nov-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Washington Youth Theatre (ages 13+)

    06-Nov-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Glass Tableware Taster Session

    07-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Tax and Self-Employed Finance Support Session with Natasha Haws

    08-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Art by Post Exhibition

    09-Nov-2021 - 27-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Developing Your Creative Practice Information Session

    09-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Nifties

    10-Nov-2021 - 08-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Provoked to Madness by the Brutality of Wealth

    11-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Flameworked Christmas Decorations

    13-Nov-2021 - 19-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Glass Tableware Club

    13-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Introducing... Fused Glass

    14-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Dementia and Imagination Training with Equal Arts

    16-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    November Creative Co-working and Artist Support Sessions

    19-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Educating Rita

    19-Nov-2021 - 20-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    1 Day Introduction to Ceramics - Throwing Technique

    20-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Laura Currie

    20-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Stained Glass Leaded Technique, Beginners Level

    21-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    ArtWorks-U Lunch and Support Meeting

    23-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    CONNECT: Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Mortal Fools

    24-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

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    The Last Bus – (12A)

    24-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Door-to-Door Poetry: Nationwide

    25-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Christmas Craft Fair

    27-Nov-2021 - 28-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Festive Glass Coasters - Twilight Sessions

    01-Dec-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

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    Christmas Wreath Making

    04-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    04-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Festive Family Fusing

    04-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Christmas Leaded and Fused Glass Panels

    05-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Local Artists Showcase: Tanja Vukasinovic-Powell / George Fearon

    07-Dec-2021 - 20-Jan-2022
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Hansel and Gretel

    09-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening plus special guest The Lake Poets

    10-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

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    Royal Northern Sinfonia

    12-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

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    Mica Paris

    15-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

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    A Christmas Carol 

    16-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

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    Field Music Presents: The Firestarters Revue (with special guests)

    17-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

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    Smoove & Turrell with special guests – The Voices of Virtue Choir, Kay Greyson and Origin Dance Crew

    19-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Festive Fused Artworks

    20-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Santa's Treat Plate

    21-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Christmas Snowman and Snowy Owl Sandcast

    22-Dec-2021 - 30-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Glass Painted Artwork

    23-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Teddy Thompson

    20-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Richard Dawson

    22-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Shires (Acoustic)

    27-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Allison Russell

    28-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Diana Ross Story

    05-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

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    Amy Winehouse – A celebration of her life and music with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra

    10-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    A Doll's House

    17-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

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    The Transatlantic Ensemble perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

    18-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

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    The Monocle

    19-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Gregory Alan Isakov

    03-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

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    This Is The Kit

    10-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

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    Orlando Weeks

    13-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

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    China Crisis - Classic Crisis Tour

    19-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

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    Gary Delaney : Gary in Punderland

    26-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

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    Speakeasy

    08-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

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    Fisherman's Friends

    09-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

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    Luther

    10-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

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    The Young’uns

    16-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

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    The Hot Club of Cowtown

    20-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

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    Beth Nielsen Chapman

    22-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

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    The Futureheads - Acoustic & A Cappella

    11-Jun-2022
    The Fire Station

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  • For Adults

    Watercolour Classes
    Tuesdays 9.30am – 12.30pm, £9.00 per session
    1.30 – 3.30pm, £7 per session
    Unleash your creative potential at the Arts Centre Washington’s Watercolour class.

    One Voice Community Choir
    Tuesday 5.30pm – 7pm
    £4.50 per session
    Join our community choir! No audition necessary.

    Iyengar Yoga
    Tuesdays 5.45pm – 7.15pm
    £7 per session
    Contact [email protected]

    Strictly Salsa, Latin And Ballroom
    Tuesdays 6pm – 7pm
    £5 per session
    Contact Lindsay on 07952 155919 / [email protected]

    Washington Theatre Group
    Amateur Dramatics Group
    Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm
    £5 monthly subscription
    www.washingtontheatregroup.co.uk for more information.

    Ukulele Lessons
    One to one and group Ukulele lessons are available throughout the week via Uke School
    Contact [email protected] for more info

    Hatha Yoga
    Wednesdays 10am – 11.30am
    £5 per session
    Contact Maureen at [email protected]

    Pilates
    Thursdays 10am – 11am
    £65 for 8 weeks
    Contact Carol on 07761421815 for more details.

    The “Nifties”
    Events, activities and films every other
    Wednesday 1.30pm – 3pm
    £3.50 includes refreshments.

    15 September – The Life and Art of Cyril Lomax, (Rector of Holy Trinity Washington 1898 to 1946)
    with Ged Parker from Washington History Society
    Washington’s longest serving Rector, the Reverend Canon Cyril Lomax played a very prominent role in the town; served as a chaplain on the Somme and President of the Washington British Legion, and was a member of the Old Hall Preservation Committee. In addition he was a noted painter all his life.

    Also upcoming talks and activities on13 October, 10 November +8 December

    Adult Tap
    Thursday 6.00pm – 7.30pm
    Bring two left feet and a sense of humour
    £5 per session
    Contact 07761633157 / e-mail: [email protected]

    The Guitar Studio – RF Guitars
    Group Guitar Lessons, 1 to 1 lessons, Guitar Repairs, set ups and custom builds
    To book find out more call Ron on 07785 914 241 or email [email protected]

    Scale Model Making Club
    Thursdays 7pm – 9pm
    £3 per session
    Search ’Washington Model Club’ on Facebook to find out more

    Oil Painting
    Fridays, 9.30am – 11.30am
    Ideal for total beginners as well as those more experienced with oil painting.
    £7.00 per session

    Tai Chi
    An independently ran Tai Chi class
    Fridays 9.00am – 10.00am – Beginners
    £5.50 per session
    10.00am – 11.30am – intermediate
    £6 per session
    Contact Dominic on [email protected]

    Creative Age
    Fridays 1.30pm – 3.30pm
    Art and craft sessions that are designed for people living with the early stages of dementia, long term health conditions or social isolation.

    Gong Bathing
    Various Dates, check website for details
    Open gateways within your body, mind and soul through the sound created by gongs. Bring your yoga mat, blanket and pillows.
    To book call 07469 180 185 / email [email protected] / Sacred Gongs on Facebook

    Drink and Draw
    Fun and informal Life Drawing sessions!
    Upcoming sessions on the 28 October + 2 December

    Twisting Ducks Theatre Company
    Fridays, 10am – 3.30pm
    Theatre Company for people with learning disabilities and autism from Washington and Sunderland
    Contact Dotty on [email protected] or 07925 167775 for more info

    Filter Events

    Fiendish Fusing

    25-Oct-2021 - 26-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Glass Pumpkin Demonstrations

    25-Oct-2021 - 29-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Creepy Creatures

    25-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Re-Purpose

    26-Oct-2021 - 03-Apr-2022
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Where We Are Now

    26-Oct-2021 - 13-Nov-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    NGC Glass Prize

    26-Oct-2021 - 13-Mar-2022
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Spooky Museum Trail

    26-Oct-2021 - 19-Nov-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    FREE Daily Glass Making Demonstrations

    26-Oct-2021 - 31-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Perilous Glass Painting

    27-Oct-2021 - 28-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    The Haunted Museum

    27-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Nomadland – (12)

    27-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Same Same…But Different

    28-Oct-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Drink and Draw – Life Drawing Social

    28-Oct-2021 - 02-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Creepy Crafty Treat Bags

    29-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Big Science SLIME Party

    29-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Flameworked Glass Pendants

    30-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Clay Creatures

    30-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Make a Glass Pumpkin

    30-Oct-2021 - 31-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Right Track

    30-Oct-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Poems in a Pandemic Talk

    30-Oct-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Flameworked Marbles

    31-Oct-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Artists Talk: Narbi Price

    02-Nov-2021
    Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

    Read More

    Creative Me - Free Arts and Wellbeing sessions for young people aged 13 – 18.

    02-Nov-2021 - 14-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Community Choir – One Voice

    02-Nov-2021 - 14-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Watercolour Classes - Morning

    03-Nov-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Community Choir – The B#s

    03-Nov-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Watercolour Classes - afternoon

    03-Nov-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Haddock and Chips by Janet Plater

    04-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Oil Painting Classes

    05-Nov-2021 - 17-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Washington Youth Theatre (Ages 8 - 12)

    06-Nov-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Make your own Christmas Bauble

    06-Nov-2021 - 19-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Saturday Art Club

    06-Nov-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Washington Youth Theatre (ages 13+)

    06-Nov-2021 - 18-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Glass Tableware Taster Session

    07-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Tax and Self-Employed Finance Support Session with Natasha Haws

    08-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Art by Post Exhibition

    09-Nov-2021 - 27-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Developing Your Creative Practice Information Session

    09-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Nifties

    10-Nov-2021 - 08-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Provoked to Madness by the Brutality of Wealth

    11-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Flameworked Christmas Decorations

    13-Nov-2021 - 19-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Glass Tableware Club

    13-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Introducing... Fused Glass

    14-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Dementia and Imagination Training with Equal Arts

    16-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    November Creative Co-working and Artist Support Sessions

    19-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    Educating Rita

    19-Nov-2021 - 20-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    1 Day Introduction to Ceramics - Throwing Technique

    20-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Laura Currie

    20-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Stained Glass Leaded Technique, Beginners Level

    21-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    ArtWorks-U Lunch and Support Meeting

    23-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    CONNECT: Cultivating a Growth Mindset with Mortal Fools

    24-Nov-2021
    City Wide Programme

    Read More

    The Last Bus – (12A)

    24-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Door-to-Door Poetry: Nationwide

    25-Nov-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Christmas Craft Fair

    27-Nov-2021 - 28-Nov-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Festive Glass Coasters - Twilight Sessions

    01-Dec-2021 - 15-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Christmas Wreath Making

    04-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Ceramic Christmas Decorations

    04-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Festive Family Fusing

    04-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Christmas Leaded and Fused Glass Panels

    05-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Local Artists Showcase: Tanja Vukasinovic-Powell / George Fearon

    07-Dec-2021 - 20-Jan-2022
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Hansel and Gretel

    09-Dec-2021 - 11-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening plus special guest The Lake Poets

    10-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Royal Northern Sinfonia

    12-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Mica Paris

    15-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    A Christmas Carol 

    16-Dec-2021
    Arts Centre Washington

    Read More

    Field Music Presents: The Firestarters Revue (with special guests)

    17-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Smoove & Turrell with special guests – The Voices of Virtue Choir, Kay Greyson and Origin Dance Crew

    19-Dec-2021
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Festive Fused Artworks

    20-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Santa's Treat Plate

    21-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Christmas Snowman and Snowy Owl Sandcast

    22-Dec-2021 - 30-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Glass Painted Artwork

    23-Dec-2021
    National Glass Centre

    Read More

    Teddy Thompson

    20-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Richard Dawson

    22-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Shires (Acoustic)

    27-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Allison Russell

    28-Jan-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Diana Ross Story

    05-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Amy Winehouse – A celebration of her life and music with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra

    10-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    A Doll's House

    17-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Transatlantic Ensemble perform Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours

    18-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Monocle

    19-Feb-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Gregory Alan Isakov

    03-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    This Is The Kit

    10-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Orlando Weeks

    13-Mar-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    China Crisis - Classic Crisis Tour

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    The Fire Station

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    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Speakeasy

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    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Fisherman's Friends

    09-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Luther

    10-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Young’uns

    16-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    The Hot Club of Cowtown

    20-Apr-2022
    The Fire Station

    Read More

    Beth Nielsen Chapman

    22-Apr-2022
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    The Fire Station

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