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
Workshops Tuesday The Lodge 10.00am-12.30pm Various
Photography Meeting Wednesday Hall Place Visitor Centre 10.00am-12.00pm Terry Longley
Workshops Thursday The Lodge 10.00am-1.00pm Various
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

Thursdays 7th and 14th December, 10am-1pm: Free workshops to make Christmas decorations to hang on the Willow Dome that Christie is creating for the Christmas Garden that will be in the herb area next to The Lodge.

16th December: Opening of the Hall Place Xmas Garden project.

The Lodge is closed for Christmas and New Year from 23rd December, re-opening on Monday 8th January 2018.

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.


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


Centrepieces holds an annual exhibition in the Stables Art Gallery, Hall Place. This year’s exhibition is on now until 21st December 2017 – see the news page for more details.

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.


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.