Our history & purpose
In 2010 the four founder members of Articulate saw a real need in their local community for somewhere for people to come together to get to know their neighbours and develop a real sense of community spirit. When they decided to focus on Arts and Crafts they had no idea of the breadth and depth of skills that existed among the community, nor that passion for creativity as an activity would be so great.
How we work
Our charity is a not-for-profit organisation recognised as charitable by HMRC for tax purposes. We are run by volunteers and are dependent on donations, grants and income generated from members of the group. Our aim is to be financially secure, open and accountable to all our members. Members are kept informed of developments by emails and newsletters. We welcome members' feedback and comments as they help us to respond to the changing needs of the group. Our website is regularly updated to keep the wider community up to date with what we are doing and to enable people to discover and contact us - Like us on Facebook to keep abreast of all things Articulate!
Membership entitles you to -
• participate in very low-cost workshops (typically an additional £3).
• use all the club's equipment. A wide range of materials is available, 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 Shopping 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