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
Sculpture Workshop Monday The Lodge 11.00am-1.00pm Christie Cassisa/self directed
Painting workshops Tuesday The Lodge 10.00am-12.00pm Various Artists
Relief Printing Tuesdays 22nd and 29th August The Lodge 10.00am-12.00pm Karen Larkin and Dawn Tomkins
Photography Meeting Wednesday Hall Place Visitor Centre 10.00am-12.00pm Terry Longley
Exploring Hall Place through Art Thursdays 27/07/17 to 28/09/17 The Lodge 10.00am-1.00pm Denise Tarrant
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-3.00pm Various Artists

The Lodge will be CLOSED on Saturdays 12th and 19th August. On Saturday 26th August, Karen Larkin will lead a workshop on Tie Dyeing from 10.30am-1pm.

Exploring Hall Place through Art with Denise, Thursdays 10am-1pm from 27th July to 28th September. Cost £3 per session. Information leaflet: Exploring Hall Place

Relief Printing with Karen and Dawn, Tuesdays 8th, 22nd and 29th August. Cost £10 for 3 sessions, must be booked in advance by contacting The Lodge. Information leaflet: Relief Printing Workshop

Contact Centrepieces if you would like more information about current activities and workshops.


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.


Monthly presentations are held on a range of art-related topics, led by experienced artists.


There is a small exhibition in Sidcup Library from 17th July to 14th August 2017.

Centrepieces holds an annual exhibition in the Stables Art Gallery, Hall Place. The next exhibition will be from 23rd November to 23rd December 2017 – more details to follow.

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. See our news and events page for exhibition dates.


Centrepieces normally holds an annual auction of members’ artwork, most recently in the Orchard Shopping Centre in Dartford. However there will not be an auction in 2017.


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.

QUEENS GALLERY   Centrepieces has accepted an invitation for its artists to attend a session at this prestigious gallery at Buckingham Palace based on their forthcoming exhibition of the Italian artist Canaletto, on Monday 6th Nov 2-4pm. They can accommodate up to 25 people and there are still places available so please contact the Lodge to book a place.


We 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.