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 and other media) Monday The Lodge 10.00am-1pm Fiona Johansen
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 Karen Larkin
Sculpture workshop Friday The Lodge From 10am Christie Cassisa
Open Studio Friday The Lodge 10.00am-1.00pm Artist led
Creative Writing Friday The Lodge 1.00pm-3pm
Photography Field Trip Saturday Various Fortnightly Terry Longley
Various Workshops Saturday The Lodge 10.00am-1.00pm Various Artists

The Lodge is closed on Saturday 17th November because of building work

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

Tuesdays 30th October, 6th and 13th November, 10.30am-1pm:  Racy Resin with Sharon Skinner, £15 for 3 sessions. This course is for beginners who want to have fun, be creative and learn some basic techniques on how to work with resin. You will learn how to mix the resin and add pigments such as inks and acrylics in your own colour combinations to create your Art pieces. More information here. Contact The Lodge to book a place.

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

Every Friday from 10.30am-2pm: Drop in outdoor Sculpture Workshop with Christie Cassisa, £3 per session. More information here. From 26th October, Christie will be starting work on renovating the Nest which is down by the hide in Hall Place Gardens.  Please pop along and join her.

Every Friday 1pm-3pm: Drop in Creative Writing workshop with Jo Morris, £1 per session. All welcome!

COMING UP SOON ON TUESDAYS (Details to follow)

20th November:  Ink Blots with Christie Cassisa, £3

3 sessions commencing 27th November:   Acrylic Pour with Karen Larkin, £10 for 3 sessions

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, 10am-4pm, Saturday 10am-1pm). 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.

There will be three solo exhibitions of Centrepieces’ artists’ work at Creek Creative in Faversham in 2019.

We have work on display at Slade Green Community Centre and the Repton Connect Community Centre in Ashford.



The next auction of members’ artwork will be on Saturday 1st December at the Erith Exchange (the refurbished Carnegie Library building in Erith). More details to follow



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 to the Canaletto exhibition in the Queen’s Gallery, the Turner Contemporary gallery in Margate, the Cynthia Pell exhibition at Bethlem Museum of the Mind and the Sculpture Park in Churt, Surrey.



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.