Worcester Arts Workshop
An evening of performance before Christmas saw the re-launch of Worcester Arts Workshop. The transformation of the building on Sansome Street in the city centre has begun with a fresh new look in the public spaces, including The Third Space, a performance area for music and events.
Over two years, the Arts Workshop will expand its programme of events and activities, with a focus on emerging artists and the development of audiences and partnerships with other arts and educational organisations.
The two year transformation project is being led by Hannah Phillips who took on the job as Director of Transformation last summer. ‘Worcester Arts Workshop is treasured by the many people who come here to learn, explore and socialise’ says Hannah. ‘I really hope that moving forward we can welcome many more visitors, for a coffee with friends, to learn a new skill or perfect an old one and to feel at home within an accessible and exciting centre for arts and learning.’
Worcester Arts Workshop has received support and investment from Worcester City Council, The Elmley Foundation & Bransford Trust. Worcestershire County Council continues to provide their support and Worcester Arts Council has provided the new dance floor in the theatre space. There are partnerships with other local organisations to provide assistance for young people and emerging artists.
‘I am very grateful for the support of our investors and advocates, the achievements we have made so far would not have been possible without their generosity’ Hannah says. ‘With hard work and their continuous support, Worcester Arts Workshop is re-emerging as the leading inclusive arts and learning centre for a diverse future generation of artists, audiences and participants in Worcester.’