It is with sadness that we have to say that Articulate is unable to open its doors for the foreseeable future. We will be back in action just as soon as possible and will announce the return to Hillside Hall on the website and through our newsletter.

If you have booked a place on one of the workshops, either the pose-able mice or the jewellery, then don’t worry. We will keep your place safe and set up new dates for both these workshops very soon after our return.

We know many of us will miss the regular meetings and we want to maintain links and friendships, and build new ones, in the weeks ahead. Head along to and then apply to join the Group. One of the moderators will approve your request if you were a member in 2018, 2019 or are a current member. 

An inspirational word will be posted, each week (the first one will be for a 2-week run to get as many people as possible involved) and you can create something, using it as a starting point. Once you have finished, pop a photo up on the group for everyone to see. Please share any of your makes and if you are stuck on something you are doing, reach out and ask if anyone can help, virtually, just as we all would if we were meeting up in person.

Articulate is a unique, vibrant and friendly club for 18+ which offers a wide range of different crafts and art, all under one roof. Articulate embraces all skill levels of artists and crafters in a creative & supportive community environment.


  • We have a passion for learning new skills and sharing what we know

  • We believe cost should not limit your creativity so our volunteer-led club aims to keep costs as low as possible  

So, whether you are an absolute beginner looking for somewhere to get started or experienced and highly skilled, our doors are open to you.

Meetings are fortnightly on a Friday evening and you can join us at any time from 6.00pm through to 9.00pm. Please see our Calendar for the dates in 2020. Please note we don't take bookings for workshops via email; only in person on a club night.

At each club night, there are three choices –

  1. Join a workshop to learn a new craft. Workshop places are booked in advance if there is a limit on the number of places, but we also have "drop-in" sessions with no limits. Any additional costs are minimal to cover the cost of resources. Please be at the club by 6.15pm as the workshops start at 6.30pm.

  2. Work alongside one of our members who can introduce you to a new skill or help with an existing project.

  3. Bring your own projects and enjoy a relaxed social evening with refreshments and raffle.


Membership and costs for 2020

Entrance on your first night is £5 which sets up your membership for 2020.  

After that, entrance for each club night is just £3, optional refreshments 50p each and raffle ticket 50p. 


Membership entitles you to -  

  • participate in very low-cost workshops (typically an additional £3). These must usually be booked in advance

  • use all the club's equipment. A wide range of materials is available to enable you to complete projects in glass, textiles, art & paper. The cost of these materials is not covered in your entrance fee... we just ask that you make a small donation

  • get discounts in a selection of art and craft shops in the local area. See the Discounts page for full information.

  • learn from others and share your skills

  • use our Art & Craft library

  • voting rights - Attend the Annual General Meeting and help shape the future of the club

Our Club Nights are open to everyone 18+. Our small charity is a not-for-profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes.


Articulate is pleased to be part of the campaign.

Craft Club is an initiative run by the Craft Council to champion craft learning. Craft Club is a national campaign

that champions craft groups in schools, galleries, libraries

and anywhere else you can bring people together to share

craft skills.