Creative Arts Programme

by | Nov 12, 2021

How it began…

In September 2021 we ran our pilot 4 week Art in Parks group.

Funded through The National Lottery Connections Fund we were able to offer 16 free places to participants in Erdington who wanted to learn a new skill, enjoy nature and improve their mental wellbeing.

Our Art in Parks pilot was incredibly successful and so we set about designing a full 12 month Creative Arts Programme starting in 2022.


We recently held our first Erdington Art Showcase celebrating the work created by participants in our Creative Arts Programme.

We have been really fortunate to receive funding from Birmingham City Council.

You can view some of the artwork displayed at the Showcase in the gallery below.

Our Creative Arts Programme includes:


Tuesday’s & Wednesday’s

Free drop-in art sessions (thanks to generous funding from The National Lottery) at Pype Hayes United Reformed Church, Chester Road, Erdington (in the church hall) at these times:

– Tuesdays 10-12pm

– Wednesdays 11:30-1:30pm 

Refreshments are provided free of charge and we have our team available to provide support.




Bistro Art – thanks to generous funding from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust we are able to provide free on-going art sessions for up to 16 people at Boldmere Bistro, St Michael’s Road.

Spaces need to be booked in advance. Please email: for more information and to reserve a space.



Communitea Cafe Art – thanks again to funding from Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust we are able to offer these free art sessions at Communitea Cafe on Boldmere High Street. Spaces are limited and we have a waiting list so please contact Angie if you would like to find out more:



All our art sessions are free to attend and you will be provided with all the materials needed.

If you would like to find out more about our Creative Arts Programme please get in touch with Angie (our Creative Arts Director) by emailing: 


In 2022/23 Comic Relief generously gave us some funding which has enabled us to continue to offer our drop-in groups to the local community for free.

We were very excited to be featured on BBC Midlands Today for Comic Relief to showcase the difference our groups make. You can watch the video below: