They’re here! Our 2022 Fundraising calendars are now available to purchase. Featuring 12 superb, inspiring artists who all have a connection with Quay Arts. These will make a fantastic Christmas present to send to love ones and bring joy to your walls all year round! The calendars retail at £15 and all profits go towards our charitable aims. (Charity No: 272007). Available to buy from our craft shop in Sea Street where you can also pick up beautiful jewellery, cards and crafts . Thank you to all 12 artists who have generously supported the calendar.
We had a fantastic event on Saturday launching the stunning Remembrance Poppy Display in the Café.
This from Terry Goodwin from the Royal Marines Association:
“The opening ceremony took place on Saturday 6th November of this outstanding Remembrance Display. This was made possible by the hard work of Primary Schools. 23 Schools were involved, including Sandown ladies sowing club and the Shanklin brownies. This display will remain in situ for the next couple of weeks. The quality, hard work and thought the children put into this, warms the cockles of your heart. It will not only make you smile it will make your heart smile.
The design and construction was completed by “The Creative Industries Department” at Newport college, who have produce an impressive design. This reflects the importance we all hold for our past heroes. It can be viewed in the warm and friendly atmosphere of the restaurant area so you can enjoy a coffee or a meal while viewing this beautiful display.
Taking part, at the opening were, Bob Seely MP. Councillors, Debbie Andre, education executive, children services, Ian Ward (President of the RMA) and Ian Dore, Military Champion. All said a few words that encapsulated the respect that we all hold for our War Casualties. A poem was read out by our oldest RMA member, Tom Bodman (89). A short service was conducted by Rev’d Tony Richards with a final blessing to all assembled.This successful enterprise was organised by the Royal Marines Association (RMA) here on the Island.
There is an opportunity to donate to the schools taking part or to the RMA who are collecting for former Royal Marines who are in need of our help, at Quay Arts”.
It was very moving to observe the 2 minutes silence in our cafe on the 11th surrounded by all the wonderful poppies. The Remembrance Day display is up until Wednesday 24th Nov and is free to view in the cafe.
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We’ve had such a busy few couple of months at the Arts centre. Covid has meant an awful lot of rescheduling of performances and extra work for our Box Office team but we’re so delighted to have the theatre filled with the sound of live music again and audiences being entertained and inspired.
As a taster of the great times we’ve had, below are some photos from some of the varied events we’ve had on recently including: Gigspanner, Tom Brace Magic, Scary Mary’s Spooktacular, Thea Callaghan’s Sunday recital, CREATURAMA workshop and Scott Matthews