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Children's art classes

New! After-school art classes for children. Local artist Hannah Ellis has taken Underwater & the Seaside as the theme for this new 5 week art course for 7-11 year olds. Children will explore a different medium each week, from watercolour wax resist to 3D sculpture.

Classes start on Tuesday 7th June for 5 weeks, 3.45-5.15pm. The total cost is £75 per child, all materials provided. To book, please email [email protected]

Love Painswick

Love Painswick 2/7/22

We're thrilled to be running another Love Painswick Community Fair on Saturday 2nd July, 10-3. Originally conceived last year as a way to showcase the incredible businesses and creativity that we have nestled around these valleys, we are excited to bring you another collection of incredible local makers and entrepreneurs doing great things.

There will be things to see, do, eat & buy for the whole family, including painting your own pottery, vintage & antique items to browse, locally designed wallpapers, skincare, local authors reading from their own books, handmade ceramics, alpacas, working art studios... all from & by amazing local businesses.

Wick-Flix presents: Death on the Nile


Wick-Flix is back on Friday 8th July with the Agatha Christie classic whodunnit, Death on the Nile. Kenneth Branagh reprises his role as Hercule Poirot, alongside a star studded cast, from Annette Bening to Russell Brand and Gal Gadot.

These community cinema nights are always a gorgeous affair, with candlelit tables, canapés on arrival, and your first drink included in the ticket price. £9 on the door, cash or card, doors open at 7pm, the showing starts at 7.45pm. With an interval for drinks & ice cream, sweet & savoury snacks also available.

What is The Painswick Centre?

The building now known as The Painswick Centre was given to the town well over 100 years ago thanks to the generosity of the wealthy Frances Sarah Williams. Originally called The Painswick Institute & Working Men’s Club (or The 'Stute as it was affectionately known for many decades), it was opened to great fanfare in September 1907, and provided somewhere the local community could mix together in large numbers, regardless of class or religion. The Institute was founded as a charity to be managed by Trustees, which is how it is still run today.

According to the original Deed of Trust, the
building was "for the general benefit, improvement, education, & advantage of the inhabitants"
of Painswick and the surrounding villages, and
"the Trustees shall not pay any regard to race,
religion, sect or creed."

Over the years the Institute was an extremely well used centre for many clubs, groups and community celebrations. After the acrimonious closure of the Working Men's Club in the late 1990s, the Institute was renamed as The Painswick Centre, and it has continued to strive to provide a wide range of recreational, educational and social opportunities for the community to enjoy, true to the original wishes of our founder Frances Sarah Williams.

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