Centrepieces offers a regularly changing programme of workshops at The Lodge as well as a range of other activities and events.
Artists can also use the space at The Lodge to develop their own artwork.



This is our current programme of workshops. See below for more details.

Subject Day Where Time Leader
Drop in sculpture session (clay) Monday The Lodge 10.00am-12.30pm Karen Larkin
Workshops and taster sessions Tuesday The Lodge 10.00am-12.30pm Various
Photography Group Wednesday Hall Place Visitor Centre 10.00am-12.00pm Terry Longley
Drop in mixed media session Thursday The Lodge 10.00am-1.00pm Suzy Casserley
Sculpture workshop Friday The Lodge From 10am Christie Cassisa
Open Studio Friday The Lodge 10.00am-1.00pm Artist led
Photography Field Trip Saturday Various Fortnightly Terry Longley
Various Workshops Saturday The Lodge 10.00am-1.00pm Various Artists

Mondays, 10am-12.30pm: Drop in clay/pottery workshops with Karen Larkin, £3 per session. No booking needed

Thursdays, 10am-1pm: Drop in mixed media sessions

Every Friday from 10am: Drop in outdoor Sculpture Workshop with Christie Cassisa, £3 per session. More information here.

Tuesdays 10th, 24th and 31st July: Animals Up Close and Personal with Karen Larkin, £15 for 3 workshops. The first day is a trip to Hemsley Conservation Centre in Sevenoaks to photograph and sketch animals. Weeks 2 and 3 will consist of two practical workshop sessions. Based on your experience of Hemsley Conservation Centre and the sketches you made, you will choose an art medium and create a piece of art, informed by your observational studies. There will be limited places for this workshop series, so please contact The Lodge if you are interested. More information here.

Contact Centrepieces if you would like more information about current activities and workshops, or to book a place.



Artist members of Centrepieces can use the studio facilities at The Lodge during normal opening hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10.00am-4pm, Saturday 10.00am-3pm). Basic materials and resources are available, and often there is a volunteer artist present to help with your work.



Centrepieces holds an annual exhibition in the Stables Art Gallery, Hall Place. The next one will be in Spring 2019.

Centrepieces also exhibits members’ artwork regularly throughout the year at venues such as libraries and cafés, and we loan artwork to Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust for display in various buildings.

This year, we are trying to promote the artwork of individual and small groups of Centrepieces’ artists.



Centrepieces normally holds an annual auction of members’ artwork. The next auction is for scheduled for late November 2018, and we hope to be able to hold it in the Exchange in Erith.



Periodically Centrepieces acquires funding for projects such as sculpture in public spaces and workshops in schools and with community groups. Examples include The Worrier sculpture that previously stood in Crayford, and The Nest in Hall Place gardens.



Centrepieces organises trips to art exhibitions, sculpture gardens and other places of artistic interest, to help stimulate and inspire creativity amongst its artists. Recent visits were the Canaletto exhibition in the Queen’s Gallery, and the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate.



Centrepieces participate in other events such as fairs and festivals where we can display and sell members’ artwork and promote and publicise the project and raise awareness of mental health issues. We also have greetings cards and other items available to buy at events and at The Lodge.