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12
Nov
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Have Your Say

There’s nothing we at Making Space like more than filling our workshops with people learning new skills, developing their craft and spending time with like-minded creatives. We want to offer many more courses that we currently do, so our aim is to run 5 and 10 week courses in a variety of crafts from spring […]

Posted in: Classes, Get Involved, What's On,
29
Jan
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Youth Forum

Through generous funding from The Arts Society Portsdown, Making Space has been able to launch our first ever Youth Forum for creative 15-19 year olds.  At a time when arts subjects are not being supported in school, Making Space is in a prime position to support young people in finding pathways into understanding and gaining […]

Posted in: Community Projects, Get Involved, Young People,
Tags: Youth Forum,
10
Dec
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Maker Mondays

Maker Mondays are a brand new opportunity that launched in January 2019, giving Makers a chance to informally get together throughout the year. Being a freelance creative is brilliant but it can also be quite isolating and so we hope these bi-monthly sessions will become a regular opportunity to get out to the studio and […]

Posted in: Get Involved, Maker Event, Maker Events, Makers,
Tags: MAker Event, Maker Mondays, makers event, Makers Events, Networking,
15
Oct
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#CraftMatters – a new campaign by Making Space celebrating why craft matters to so many people.

Making Space was set up as a charity in 2005, our bespoke building opened two years later in 2007. With 2 inspiring learning spaces and 7 on-site studios Making Space was designed to be an inspiring creative hub for makers near and far, old and new, established and emerging! 23 people have had their professional […]

Posted in: Community Projects, Get Involved, Makers, Special Events,
Tags: #CraftMatters, Community, Craft, Craft Matters, makers,
02
Oct
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Spread the cost of craft

At Making Space, we appreciate that, occasionally, our customers might find that their financial circumstances mean they aren’t able to book on to a course or class all in one go. We certainly don’t want cost to be a barrier to enjoying high quality workshops with experienced crafters, so we have changed the way participants […]

Posted in: Classes, Get Involved,
09
Aug
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A Space To Make: Youth Project

Following the success of our popular ASTM sessions, we are launching a brand new ASTM YOUTH project funded by the Big Lottery Fund. These sessions will take place fortnightly at Making Space and we can take up to 12 young people per session. The sessions are suitable for local creative young people aged 10-14. ASTM […]

Posted in: Community Projects, What's On,
Tags: ASTM, ASTM YOUTH, Big Lottery Fund, Community Project, FREE SESSIONS, Kids Project,
05
Jan
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A Space to Make

We’re really excited about this new initiative;  it’s been something we’ve been wanting to do for a while now. The idea is simple; we, as a creative venue will provide you with “a space to make” (or ASTM) The sessions will be free to attend, although as we are a charity we will welcome donations, […]

Posted in: Community Projects, What's On,
Tags: A Space to Make, community craft, community outreach, creative sessions, free craft sessions,
07
Mar
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Community Project: Reach Out

  Reach Out is a successful ongoing collaboration with Face it Resources, a local autism support network. The Reach Out programme is an exciting and rewarding series of workshops and events, specifically designed for children and young people with additional needs (including autism, ADHD and asperger’s etc). As with all our workshops, the Reach Out sessions […]

Posted in: Ami, Community Projects,
Tags: Inspiring You, Reach Out, Short Breaks,
30
Nov
Write About Craft

A craft development event organised by Making Space in partnership with Catharine Russell. Join us for an end of project celebration and exhibition event on Thursday 5 December at 6.30-9pm.

Posted in: Maker Event,
Tags: Craft Development, Maker Development, Maker Development Event, Write about Craft,
16
Oct
#ThanksToYou

We’re saying #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players with a week of free crafting! This year is the 25th Birthday of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining in the #ThanksToYou campaign, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 […]

Posted in: Community Projects, Get Involved, Special Events, What's On,
Tags: #ThanksToYou, A week of free crafting, HLF, Special Event, Thanks To You,
14
Oct
COMMUNITY PROJECT: TEXTILE TRANSFORMATION

Making Space is working with Planet Aware to deliver a year-long project focussing on reusing, upcycling and reinventing items to minimilse textile waste!

Posted in: Community Projects, Get Involved, Special Events,
Tags: Community Project, Textile Project, Textile Transformation,
12
Oct
Cabrini Roy – From Work Experience to London Fashion Week

When Cabrini Roy arrived at Making Space in 2012 for her 2-week work experience placement, having her own studio and her work at London Fashion Week was the stuff of dreams! Now that dream is a reality and we’d like to use this blog post as a way of welcoming our newest studio and shining […]

Posted in: Makers,
Tags: Cabrini Roy, Making Space Tenant, Studio Tenant,
12
Oct
Discover! Creative Careers Week

We’re joining 450 other organisations accross the country who’ll be opening their doors to thousands of young people and hosting a Discover! Creative Careers Day on 21 November 2019.

Posted in: Get Involved, Special Events, Young People,
Tags: Creative Careers; Event for young people,

WHAT IS MAKING SPACE?

Making Space offers purpose-built arts and craft studios for hire and creates opportunities for people to discover and develop their making skills. Raising the profile of craft through specially tailored projects, workshops and events they inspire, challenge, skill-up, engage and build new audiences for the sector. Home to seven individual studio spaces and two workshops, Making Space is the lead craft organisation in Hampshire, promoting excellence in contemporary craft, design and visual arts.

Come find us at:

Making Space, 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 5BN

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