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Holybrook Community Arts & Crafts Cafe

All welcome. Drop in whenever you like, for a tiny fee of £2.50 per person.

There is no commitment to regular attendance and no membership fee, though many people come every week to join in the relaxed, friendly atmosphere and try out some arty or crafty activities.  These are UNTUTORED sessions.

We have a number of skilled craft workers who are happy to advise on projects such as card-making and glass painting. We also have a dedicated group of artists, at all levels of experience, who will share friendly encouragement and advice if it's wanted.

We are a not-for-profit group, run by volunteers, so we do ask that you clear up after yourselves and respect the equipment.
Tea, coffee, cake or biscuits are available at very reasonable prices, which helps us to cover our costs. Basic materials are provided, though most artists like to bring their own stuff.

We also offer occasional, optional workshops in a variety of arts and crafts.

The Holybrook Centre is wheelchair accessible.  If you have special needs, please contact us first.   If you need support staff, we cannot provide that service unfortunately, but we would welcome you to come with your own support. 

Every Friday - 14:00 to 16:30
(except for short breaks at Easter and Christmas)

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Lorna Webber

Where to go

Holybrook Community Centre
Carter's Rise
RG31 7YT

Time / Date Details

When is it on
2pm - 4.15pm
Time of day
Session Information
There is a short break at Easter and Christmas, apart from that, we run throughout the school holidays.

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£2.50 Per Session
The drop-in fee of £2.50 helps us cover the costs of the venue and materials. We are often able to run at a discounted rate of £1, depending on average attendance. There is a charge for tea/coffee and/or cake (usually 50p per item).
Wheelchair accessible?


Referral Details

This group is not suitable for people with special needs unless they are accompanied by any support they require.

Other notes

This is a relaxing afternoon leisure group, for adults interested in arts and crafts activities.  We try to keep costs to a minumum.

There is no tutor and no support staff are provided.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.