There is an arts and craft centre that has started in our town. It is on the site of an old motel.
The aim of the charity that runs it is to encourage the local community to participate in exhibition of art and craft work. There are lots of examples on sale. They also run art and craft sessions, both taught and collective.
Besides this there are craftsmen who work on the site. One of these is John Carter who makes and repairs stringed instruments.
The only thing that is missing at the moment is a dedicated technology area for making especially for young people, but that will be the next step for the charity!
To see more about the Centre see their website at www.RealitasCommunity.org
Below are some photographs that I took of John’s workspace and the Centre. Oh I almost forgot, they have also made a great old-fashioned English tearoom that they have called “Totty Teas”. If you’re in the area pop in and have some homemade cake!