September – November 2023
Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 16:00
Saturday 25 November : Free First Aid Training for Children. For booking please phone 01724 297070
10.15am- 11.45 am Ages 3-6
12.30pm – 13.15pm Ages 7-11 (Fully booked reserves only)
1.30 – 15.30pm Ages 12+
Saturday 25 November Christmas Lights Switch on. Join in the festive spirit in for a special glow in the dark Exhibition.
Friday 1 December Kick Back Youth Christmas edition. An event for teenagers to meet up and and enjoy activities in a relaxed and friendly environment. Free No Booking required.
Saturday 9 December Metalwork Workshop with Jim Bond. Create your own keyring or pendant with artist Jim Bond.
10.30am – 12.30am Adult’s Workshop £5 Book Here
1.30pm – 3.30pm Children’s Workshop (8+) Book Here
Thursday 14 December Stick and Splodge Christmas Special 10.30am – 12pm. £2.50 No Booking Required
Daily: Tuesday – Saturday 10-4 ARTivity Table
Arts and Crafts activities for the whole family based around our current exhibitions.
Every Wednesday, 1:00-3:00pm: Chatty Café
Every Wednesday, 1:30 – 3:30pm: Get Crafty
Craft sessions for age 16+ with a disability
Every Thursday (term time only), 10:30 – 12:00: Stick & Splodge £2.50
Creative and sensory play for children under 5 alongside special café offer, free children’s meal for every adults meal purchased.
Our Current Exhibitions:
Here at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre, we have five exhibition spaces showing a range of contemporary art and craft from local, regional, national and international artists.
4 November -20 January
Swords into Ploughshares: Knives into Jewels
Swords into Ploughshares: Knives into Jewels is an exhibition that sets out to examine the nationwide problem of knife crime by inviting jewellery and metals artists to respond to the issue, by repurposing knives obtained mainly through the West Midlands Police knife surrender scheme.
Curated by Dauvit Alexander and Professor Norman Cherry, this is a powerful touring exhibition of objects, small sculptures and items of jewellery, which range from pessimistic to playful, practical and even fanciful.
The exhibition features 34 international jewellery and metals artists, who have created new bodies of work by refashioning, adapting or otherwise transforming knives which have been surrendered to UK police.
For more information head over to our dedicated Exhibitions page.