What’s On

This isn’t just art… this is Barnabas Art @ Barnabas Arts House
Nov 1 2019 – Feb 28 2020 all-day

Exhibition now on until the end of February.

On the walls of Barnabas Arts House from the start of November 2019 to the end of January 2020. This eclectic exhibition includes works by Philip Muirden, John Selway, Sebastian Aplin, Alex Arnell. Stephen Dale, Consumersmith, Carrie Dare and more. A wide variety of paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture are all for sale.

Taiji Qi Gong @ Barnabas Arts House
Feb 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Barnabas are pleased to announce that Carmela will be running Taiji Qigong weekly classes on Friday mornings in the lower hall.

These drop-in sessions are designed to promote relaxation and wellbeing. Suitable for all ages – no experience is necessary*.

“A calm and peaceful moment in life.  Helps my breathing and stills my overactive mind” JE, Newport


If you are interested in attending, to book a space or find our more contact Carmela on 07870 886167.


* Please note that Qigong is not suitable during pregnancy.

Barnabas Book Club-We are all completely beside ourselves @ Barnabas Arts House
Feb 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

This month’s book is ‘We are all completely beside ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler.

We meet on  Saturday 29 February at 11am. 

Barnabas Book Club meet monthly, usually on the last Saturday morning of the month.

Come and join us in the relaxing atmosphere of Barnabas Arts House’s Upper Gallery/Cafe for informal discussion, debate & review of the selected book.

All welcome.

Creative Writing-March @ Barnabas Arts House
Mar 7 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Are you interested in exploring writing – poetry, short stories, autobiographical work, or other forms?  Come along and start creating!

Our Creative Writing Group is meeting in February on Saturday 7th March.

We, usually, meet on the 1st Saturday of the month at 11am on the gallery floor of Barnabas Arts House.

Each session costs £6.

With local poet and tutor, Mair De Gare Pitt (published Salzburg University Press and elsewhere)

Please contact Mair for further information.

Comedy at the Phyllis Maud @ The Phyllis Maud Perfomance Space
Mar 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us at the unique and quirky venue that is the Phyllis Maud on Sat 7 March for an evening of comedy. Featuring four of the best laughter-makers around at the moment.

Featuring: Phil Cooper, Simon Emanuel and Eleri Morgan, and hosted by Chris Chopping.

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

Tickets £10 – available from Barnabas Arts House. Either call in or ring 01633 673739.

Booking is essential/tickets strictly limited – there will be no ticket sales on the night.

Don’t miss this first comedy night at the Phyllis Maud.



Vegan Thai Banquet Brunch @ Barnabas Arts House
Mar 15 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

We’re so excited to be hosting our Vegan Thai Banquet Brunch! And we’d like to invite everyone to come and join us celebrate to Thai culture through authentic food and the traditional way of eating!

What’s a Thai Banquet?!? 

We’re going back to our roots in a traditional way! The food will be served in a large family-style traditional spread of the most colourful array of Thai dishes on top of banana leaves that will get your mouth watering. We can’t imagine a more picture-worthy moment. Everyone is seated around the table, eating together, sharing a lot of laughs and endless conversations.

Vegan Thai Banquet Brunch is BYOB – so bring your favourite bottle for this festive occasion. 

If you love Thai food, you gonna love vegan version too.

This exclusive brunch will sell out so be sure to grab your spot – there are only limited seats available 

• Early bird tickets (purchase before 29th Feb) £26pp

• Purchase after 29th Feb, ticket £28pp

**Booking Essential ** 

Please email: hellothaisupperclub@gmail.com

(or call into Barnabas Arts House and book your space.)

Oh, why not bring your non vegan family and friends along? Vegan food is not boring… We promise.

We look forward to seeing you.

Thai SupperClub





Urban Sketching Workshop @ Barnabas Arts House
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ever wanted to have a go at sketching but now known where to start?

Why not join accomplished artist, Julian Merriman, who will be running regular sketching workshops at Barnabas Arts House.

The next ‘Urban Sketching Workshop’ will be held on Sat 14 March 2020 at 10am – 12pm.

So whether you want to learn from scratch or improve, this class is for you.

If you joined us for previous workshops, we’d love you to come again and build on what you learnt, but if you’ve only just discovered that this is happening and want to be involved, please book your space.

Everyone welcome no matter what your drawing experience is.

To secure you place please ring Barnabas Arts House on 01633 673739 or call in – a 50% deposit is required. The full price of the workshop is £15 per person – limited spaces. 

Please bring your own sketchbook & pencil.