May news update!

Despite the last few April showers, It really feels as though spring has arrived here at Flowergate Hall Community Arts Centre. We have had a really wonderful few weeks, and we’ve worked with lots of different partners to make brilliant things happen.  At Easter our FEAST sessions were just fantastic, in total 42 young people came along and took part in music making, painting, pottery, sports and lots of other brilliant activities. 

The sessions were so successful that we’ve had confirmation that we will definitely be a FEAST partner for the summer holidays, so if you would like more information on how to reserve places for your children email or keep an eye on our Facebook page for more information.

The Community Fridge continues to be very busy, and we’ve received some additional support in the form of a donation point at the front of the store in Sainsburys – so if you have tins at the back of your cupboard that you really won’t use, please come along and pop them in the box – every single item really does help save waste and fill plates. We also had a great time at the Coronation picnic at Pannet Park – it was lovely to see so many people out and about!

In the next couple of weeks we have lots going on, including two musical events at Flowergate Hall – both offering an array of contemporary musicians – Wavelengths is on Thursday 18th, and Docking Station is on Friday 19th – full information can be found on our website – but we can guarantee that it’s going to be a great couple of nights of electronic music.

We are hosting weekly music and art sessions – with guitar groups, a folk band, the community choir and ‘crafternoons’ still going strong.  We are working in partnership with Caring Together and Carers Plus to create a range of accessible, fun activities that will be free for local people, so if there’s something special that you want to try get in touch and we will do our best to make it happen.

Finally – we need your help!  We need some extra volunteers to run our pay as you feel cafe so that it can be open more frequently. Training will be available, including health and hygiene training, so if you think you would like the opportunity to get involved contact me, Rebecca on 07588692449, or email  We also need volunteers to help us to run the venue, and the Unitarian Chapel venue for Whitby Folk Week – and that will be a brilliant chance to be part of something really lovely, and also to see some great acts!

Lastly – next week, at 9am on May 17th, we will be down at the harbourside to witness the amazing spectacle of the Penny Hedge – see you there!

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