Public Events

Upcoming one-off events:



Creative Drawing Workshop with a difference! Celebrate 2017-1917!!
(part 1)

With artist/tutor Tim Morrison on Friday 20th October, 12-5pm, £40, all materials included. Suitable for absolutely all levels. A unique 5-hour opportunity to have a go at liberating your artistic creativity under the expert sensitive guidance of artist Tim Morrison, with help from Marcel Duchamp.
Be inspired by the playfully dangerous improvisation of Surrealist Automatic Drawing, pioneered in Paris 100 years ago - after WW1 many artists wanted to find ways of tapping into the unconscious.
Experiment with several bona fide techniques (eg. Entopic Graphomania), and study the marvellously ambiguous drawings of Marcel Duchamp, he of the 1917 Signed Urinal, made 1912 onwards as studies for paintings such as “The Bride”.
Understand how Duchamp drew analytically the workings of ordinary functional objects (eg. coffee grinder) to invest them with humorously suggestive ambiguous symbolic human connotations, as in his great mystifying masterpiece “The Large Glass” (1915-23). All to do with internal combustion and the magnetism of desire (possibly, even).
We will visually analyse small working objects, drawing them from observation, then develop/metamorphose.
Be inspired by Duchamp’s exploitation of chance - what strategies did Duchamp employ to creatively maximize randomness, whilst also being very specific?
Make it personal to you and get well on the way with a challenging creative personal piece of work.

Part 2: “1917 - Art in Revolution” a practical hands-on workshop investigating avant-garde art in Russia after the Revolution. Will take place on Friday 1st December, 12-5pm.

To book a place, email Tim Morrison at (mobile: 07493 029455)

Regular community Events:

Every Wednesday
GEM Lunches:
12.00-14.00 every Wednesday: 2 course lunch & socialising for over 50s.  Funded by the People’s Health Trust.
01904 466086

Every Friday
Dementia Forward Weekly Wellbeing Café
For people living with dementia their carers, family and friends. We have a number of activities available such as games, items to promote conversation and art and crafts etc. Or simply come and talk to others in a similar situation. A Dementia Support Advisor is always on hand to offer support and advice. Come and enjoy a cup of tea, coffee and a biscuit or two! For more information contact Dementia Forward (01904 692473 or Registered Charity Number 1148225

Alternate Fridays
South Bank Community Cinema