Craft and chat at The New Room

craft and chat

Are you feeling creative? Would you like to work on your own craft projects alongside other like-minded people? You’re invited to join the monthly ‘craft and chat’ sessions at The New Room in Broadmead.

Craft and chat at The New Room

The friendly group first got together in October and now meets on the third Thursday afternoon each month as part of the New Room’s wellbeing programme.

Assistant manager, Liz Worthington, says: “There’s something very satisfying about producing creative work and socialising at the same time.

“A variety of crafts can be seen taking shape: from patchwork to crochet, and even drawing. Some of our members are very experienced, but beginners are equally welcome and will be offered guidance if they’d like it.

“People bring whatever piece they are currently working on, or materials to start a new project, and it’s lovely to see original handicrafts coming to life.

“Anyone who fancies joining us for an afternoon of craft and chat is most welcome.”

Further information

Sessions run from 2-3.30pm, and anyone who would like to give it a go is welcome to just turn up. There is no membership fee, and existing members are very willing to share their skills and help newcomers who might want to try something new.

The group meets in the café at the New Room, which benefits from fantastic natural day-light due to the glazed roof in this part of the new visitor centre, and also sells delicious home-made cakes and Fairtrade coffee.

The New Room also runs a free weekly no-audition community choir as part of its wellbeing programme, which meets every Wednesday lunch-hour in term time in the chapel from 12.15-1pm.

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