Creating a Community through the arts
We want to help the people of Wokingham Borough be a more unified and supporting community through the use of creativity and the arts.
Whether you want to sing or act or paint or dance or go to a performance or visit a community gallery to browse and shop, explore this site. Discover what's on in the local area. Enjoy 'more arts.'.
What's On? The Latest New Entries
On the What's On pages, recently added events are marked with this symbol:
We've added these events to the site in the past 7 days:
WOKINGHAM WINTER CARNIVAL
Sunday 26th November 11am-6pm. Throughout Wokingham Town Centre
Wokingham Winter Carnival is a FUN day out for the whole family. The town is closed to traffic for the day so children can join in the fun in a totally safe environment.
Santa will be in his grotto and for lunch there are stalls offering an amazing choice of food and drink.
There are stalls selling gifts too, so why not get your Christmas shopping sorted?
Check out the programme of events to find out what’s happening throughout the day.
More information: www.wintercarnival.org.uk.
CIVIC AWARDS 2023
Can you can think of a special person who really makes a difference to community life in Wokingham?
Did you know Wokingham Town Council has recognised people for their voluntary work, since 1997?
We've been able to thank so many people during this time, but know that there are still many within our community who deserve recognition for their work within the town.
If you know someone who makes a real difference by helping others in Wokingham, then please do nominate them for a CIVIC AWARD from Wokingham Town Council. It's a lovely way to say THANK YOU. It doesn't matter who they are; a church, school or sports club volunteer perhaps, maybe they devote their spare time to a charity or are just a good neighbour. It's your chance to give these wonderful people the recognition they deserve.
For examples and full criteria see the Civic Award section at www.wokingham-tc.gov.uk/civic.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 24 November 2023.
An official ceremony will take place on Friday 26 January 2024 when the Mayor will present awards to successful nominees.
'more arts.' Sponsors Sculpture
'more arts.' supports the Arc, Wokingham's stunning new sculpture
Jim Stockley, the chair of 'more arts.', recently met with Robin Cops, the vice chair of Arts4Wokingham to pledge support for The Arc.
The sculpture is Arts4Wokingham's first commissioned piece of art for the borough and will be sited outside Carnival Hub.
It is to be created by award-winning international sculptor, Nicola Anthony.
However, to turn her version into reality, Arts4Wokingham needs to raise £200,000 from supporters. It is not receiving any public funding.
The support was welcomed by Mr Cops. "We thank Jim for 'more arts.'s generous donation," he said. "They are pleased to have their name associated with this first major piece of public art being established in Wokingham by Arts4Wokingham."
For more details, and to make a donation, go to: https://arts4wokingham.com/.
NEW 'Local Arts Loan' PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
'more arts.' has released a 12-minute video to show our Local Arts Loan programme
Our 'Local Arts Loan' programme selects high quality A-Level student artwork from local schools and provides it to local businesses and other organisations to enhance their office space.
The businesses pay a small amount each week for each piece, which we share with the schools, enabling them to invest in much needed art material and equipment.
Businesses can opt to pay a small amount extra, which we add to our Legacy Fund which we use to fund arts activities to help vulnerable young people.
We also loan pieces of art free of charge to local care homes, encouraging residents to discuss what the art work means to them and perhaps enabling them to reminisce about their younger lives.
Take a few moments to view our new Promotional Video.
If you would like to learn how your organisation can join the programme, and view some of the artwork in our online catalogue, go to the Local Arts Loan section of our website.
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