Many thanks to the people who came along last Saturday to help start the painting in the halls. We made great progress. The kitchen wall (Elaine, Amanda, David, Dave, Ruth, Richard, Pedro), back wall and radiators (Lesley and Geoff) have been cleaned and painted and looking much better for it. It's amazing what can be done in a short space of time by committed people! (I don't mean in the mad sense, although sometimes feels like it!)

Please take a look at some of the pictures of our handy work at this link

We are having another painting session this Saturday so please come along in your dirty clothes (you know what I mean). We have to carry on the work behind the partition started by Daniel and Barry - good job chaps! We also will be doing the reception porch and might even look in the loos! Just a look mind!

A big project this week will be starting on the other wall in the Halls. We have delivery of 8 8x4 boards and some 2x1s. Andy from Chiltern Studios has volunteered to mastermind the wood working hear to get a nice run, suitable for presenting artworks and member materials. If you are a woodworker your help will be appreciated. Once this is up the halls will be in much better shape, assumming you don't look upwards that is! We need some black curtain material urgently too so please pass the message on!

LET'S PARTY - SOCIAL EVENT We have a change of plan for the evening do on Saturday27th November. The event will be FREE and donations of any amount will be welcome to help the cause! We just need people to attend this event and help us spread the word about the centre. Appearing on the night will be the Vitae Drummers, Wycombe's very own African drumming group, also appearing will be Bottom Line, the group from Marlow Bottom Acoustic Club, (great name guys!) and a steelpan group from Wycombe Steel Orchestra. We will have lighting and a PA system for some nice background music and who know's if the spirit moves us all there might be some dancing... not from me! Bring your own refreshments.

SHOWCASE: During the day on 27th November we urge members to bring along their wares to promote their art, craft or group. There will be table tops available on a first come, first served basis. Set-up Friday from 2pm or from 9am on the Saturday. IMPORTANT This will be a PR opportunity for paid-up members to promote themselves. We will be shooting a video during the day and holding interviews and photo sessions with members. These will be put on website and is just one of the many benefits of becoming a paid up member of Arts4every1.

Remember that on the 10th, 11th and 12th of December artsmart will be holding an Exhibition and Sale of Fine Art. Great Christmas gift opportunities so please come along to the Halls. See the events section for more details.

We are looking to hold a raffle, or perhaps an auction at some of these forthcoming events so if you would like to donate a prize, a painting, some tickets, a bottle please drop it into the centre, Tuesday/Thursday evening from 6.30pm or call 07767 383914

Volunteer UPDATE. At the launch evening back in September we were delighted with the response to our call for volunteers. We will be having regular volunteer meeting sessions on Thursdays every week in the Halls. A priority for us is to set-up a group that can focus on developing our centre portfolio for meeting the needs of our younger community. From music to theatre, from art to enterprise we need you help in getting this moving. PLEASE NOTE: We are holding a meeting of Centre Volunteers at the Open Day on the 27th November at 12pm

BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS: We are getting alot of interest from local Bucks artists wishing us to become a dedicated studio space for BOS in 2011. If you would like to be involved or considered please come along to the Open Day on the 27th November. We are having a meeting at 2pm for artists to discuss the project.

Arts4every1 MERCHANDISE - Logo print over the road from us have kindly offered to provide a range of Arts4every1 branded merchandise at great prices. From polo shirts to hoodies, from mugs to pens these can be sold to help raise money for the funds!

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