Kayaking in aid of local hospice

The team behind the growing success of Worcester’s leading new centre for arts and culture will be raising money for a special cause next month.

Rebecca Farrow, Jodie Godliman, Tania Jones and Sara Matthews who are based at Royal Porcelain Works – which has been developed to showcase the county’s artistry and craftsmanship – will compete in a series of team building exercises on Friday 11 October to raise money for St Richard’s Hospice.

Team building activity day in aid of St Richard's Hospice

Ria Simons, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “We are delighted that the team at Royal Porcelain Works is taking part in our activity day!

“We hope the event will bring the team together for an enjoyable, constructive day – while raising essential funds for St Richard’s Hospice.

“From all of us here, we’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to the Royal Porcelain Works team for supporting our care!”

“As a new team, we've decided to take part in a team building exercise and raise funds at the same time for our local hospice, who do such incredible work in our community".

Sara Matthews, General Manager for the Bransford Trust and Royal Porcelain Works.

The team will be taking part in climbing, track racing, archery, paddle boarding, kayaking and raft races against other teams.

To make a donation please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/royalporcelainworks.

For further information please contact the Royal Porcelain Works on 01905 677399 or email enquiries@royalporcelainworks.co.uk.

Artist Work Spaces Available Soon

Royal Porcelain Works is approaching completion of its city centre, creative work space for the arts.

The original painting house will be incubation space for start-up creative businesses and artists, creating a buzzing artist community. The ground floor and first floor workshop spaces will be available either as single spaces or shared collective working spaces for artists, ceramicists, potters, photographers and alike.

The new offering will also house an independent retail unit which will enable artists working on-site to sell their wares.

Office space within the city is extremely limited and Royal Porcelain Works are delighted to offer 1,940sq ft in a penthouse office space, complete with roof terrace, plus 2,250sq ft first floor office space above the Nest café, both of which are available for creative businesses, who would like to be a part of this incredible centre for the arts.

"Royal Porcelain Works raises the profile of the fantastic level of creativity and craftsmanship that exists locally, helping ensure these skills remain relevant to future generations and those traditions for which the city of Worcester is renowned live on".

Sara Matthews, General Manager at Royal Porcelain Works

Royal Porcelain Works is a vibrant new cultural development in the heart of historic Worcester that features arts and crafts, a brand-new exhibition space, a fabulous new eatery and the world-renowned Museum of Royal Worcester.  Located at Worcester’s famous Royal Porcelain Works, this exciting new development is a hub of activity and events for members of the local community as well as visitors to Worcester.

Royal Porcelain works, originally founded by Robert Chamberlain in Severn Street, has been redeveloped by the Bransford Trust to create a new centre for the arts in Worcester – featuring The ‘Henry Sandon’ Hall. The 1852 showroom is at the heart of the development, refurbished to become a 140 seat capacity venue, equipped with the latest audio visual technology.

The Hall sits alongside The Nest; a unique, quirky, casual but comfortable, family friendly licensed Café/Deli serving wonderful fresh, simple food, delicious fair-trade coffee and teas, with an excellent bakery section featuring artisan breads and cakes, regional beers, wines and spirits. Above the Nest is The Studio, named after Sam Driver White, a space dedicated to providing facilities and opportunity for local artists and craftspeople to showcase their work and demonstrate their skills, in a purpose-built arts workshop and studio. These facilities, alongside a gallery and a courtyard, are host to an eclectic mix of events; including theatre, cinema, talks, antiques fairs, farmer’s markets and art workshops and exhibitions.

To enquire about renting Our Spaces, please contact Sara on sara.matthews@royalporcelainworks.co.uk or 01905 677399