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It is some years since the Society was called “The Dirty Hands Brigade” of the local Cultural, Arts and Crafts organisations. Members accept the designation with pride because it emphasises the ethos of Avoncroft: members come together to do their chosen activities.

Avoncroft Arts Society stages classes or groups in Painting and Drawing, Pottery, Calligraphy, Art Textiles, Sugarcraft and Folk Dancing  


Drawing and Painting we now have 11 tutored Classes and a self-help Leisure Group. Each year Avoncroft runs several unique workshops, tutored by invited professional Midlands artists.

Pottery, clay modelling is popular and new sessions are planned.

Sugarcraft produce some amazing edible art.

ArtTextiles is another self-help group introducing traditional textiles

Folk Dancing where members perform both socially and competitively.

The Calligraphy group is well established.  


Refer to the ‘CLASSES’ page to see the day and start/finish times of all of the activities



A number of local organisations also use the Arts Centre on a regular basis, they are:-

Avoncroft Pre-School Nursery - recently awarded an ‘Outstanding’ assessment by OFSTED. The Nursery has been here for over 26 years and still going strong!

Bromsgrove Photographic Society arranges demonstrations, monthly competitions with an increasing focus on Digital Photography. They hold an Annual National Competition and Exhibition at the Centre.

French classes with Nicole Harris

Bromsgrove Amateur Radio Club  

Stoke Youth Club

Pastel Workshops with Tutor Richard Crabtree


When not in use for these activities the Society’s rooms are hired out for other activities. At present rooms are used by both Bromsgrove Probus clubs,  Stoke Parish Council, band practice, Tai Chi, children’s parties and Quizzes to mention a few!   


Avoncroft Arts Society welcomes new members in all its activities. Membership is by annual subscription and entitles a person to participate in any activity, providing a place is available. The Society is interested in developing new Arts and Crafts activities and welcomes suggestions.    

The Society also manages the Arts Centre site which contains a number of buildings available for hire by the local community. More details on Room Hire page