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be creative on Wed afternoon
What will be we doing? Bring your art materials, ideas and passion, and join us for another of our regular practical creative art-making session. Visit your Pinterest board for more inspiration at Who can join? Everyone! From absolute beginner to experienced artists. If you live anywhere in Greater Manchester and are looking for a group to join, look no further, you are welcome at Ancoats Visual Arts. If you're looking for a regular creative art group to get involved with - then this could be the place for you. Remember, it's up to you what you do each week, so get your thinking caps on - I look forward to seeing the results over the weeks that follow. Does it cost to attend? Yes. Reserve your place by clicking RSVP. £4.35 payable in advance. Tea, coffee available by donation. REMEMBER Click RSVP if you would like to attend this session. UN-click RSVP if you change your mind and are unable to attend. A lot of organisation and time is put into running each AVA meetup so please follow our refund policy (below) if you are unable to attend. Where: Pollard Street, M4 7JA. Click here for directions. ( Access to the studio: The big black entrance door to the Mill will be closed for security. Please use the video/intercom to call up to the studio (key in 516 Gallery Studio + press the green bell button) and let us know you have arrived. You can then take the lift or stairs to the 5th floor. If the door is open, please make your way up to the 5th floor (you may have to phone from the 5th floor landing - tel. number is on the door). Is this your first time? All new members will be asked to agree to some basic ground rules by signing the 'Group Rules' ( REMEMBER Click RSVP if you would like to attend this session. UN-click RSVP if you change your mind and are unable to attend. A lot of organisation and time is put into running each AVA meetup so please follow our refund instructions (below) if you are unable to attend. Directions Click here for details ( - you know you want to! Hope Mill has a lift and heating, and is easy to get to by bus, Metrolink, car, bike or foot. Is this group for me? Beginners, intermediate and experienced artists of all ages (18 years +) are welcome - even if you've never done art before but want to start - enthusiasm is all you need. The studio is fully equipped so all you'll need are art materials and a willingness to give things a go. Refund Policy 1. You will be refunded if a session you are booked on is cancelled by us. 2. You can ask for a refund if you wish to cancel up to 3 days before an event is scheduled. If you have to cancel you MUST; a. un-RSVP to ensure others can take up your place b. Email the organiser not less than 3 days before an event to request a refund. c. Both steps a) and b) MUST be followed to qualify for a refund to ensure our refund policy remains fair and consistent.

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Respond by: 12/19/2018

What we're about

The Art Club

A group for all the creative adults of Greater Manchester.
Absolute-beginners to experienced artists are welcome. The creative art club is an informal friendly group who enjoy the social side of arts and crafts. Ancoats Visual Arts offers peer-led Be Creative Wednesday sessions where members can relax, chat and be creative for 3 hours each Wednesday. From Easter 2019 there will be artist-led Art for Well-being Friday ( in the morning, offering relaxed informal learning within a friendly supportive art studio.

Ancoats Visual Arts welcomes everyone who is interested in arts and crafts into the creative art club, no matter where in Greater Manchester you happen to live.

If you happen to work or live in Ancoats, Clayton, Beswick, Miles Platting or the Manchester city centre, then Ancoats Visual Arts will be the local creative art club for you to join.

The creative art club is open to all adults and we pride ourselves in being inclusive, friendly and supportive. The only criteria for joining is a passion for the visual arts and a willingness to support others.

The group is hosted and supported by Creative Art Courses ( at Hope Mill, Pollard Street.

Join us for creative arts and crafts sessions - either peer-led or artist-led - full of creative joy and creativity within a fully inclusive, relaxed, informal and social atmosphere.

It is FREE to join the Meetup group, with a minimal fee of £4.35 to attend each peer-led Be Creative Wednesday studio session. There is a high charge for the Art for Well-being Friday classes. Details are here. (

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