Artisans Collective CIC at the Old Library, Prestatyn, Denbighshire

Artisans at the old library

Artisans Collective CIC

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Working in the heart of our town is exciting, rewarding, fulfilling and sometimes exhausting. We are delighted with the way May 2016 is developing, being located in the heart of our town is starting to pay dividends. This week’s Dementia Friends training sessions have been very well attended. With over 75 people now “friends” in … Continue reading "Heart of Prestatyn"

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Posted: May 22, 2016, 6:42 am

What we are about.

Artisans, Artists and Craftspeople display and sell their handmade art and craft items on the Old Library shelves alongside displays of local interest. Heritage items and local information including walking resources provided by Walkers are Welcome and the Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Walking Festival.

Featuring Ceramics, Needlework, knitted crocheted items, Pure Natural Bath, body & pamper products, Leathercraft, Art, Handcrafted Wood and Acrylic, Clocks, Papercraft, Upcycled, recycled, and repurposed gifts, Bags and accessories, Jewellery, and lots more.

We are open for retail sales Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 5pm.

We also run art and craft clubs and workshops and continue to participate in local community events, at this location and others in the area. Dementia Friends Training is held at The Old Library and our team chair and facilitate the Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community agenda.

Our Current list of weekly activities,

Prestatyn Men’s Shed each Tuesday morning from 10-30am

Stop Smoking Wales from 5pm until 7pm each Tuesday evening.

Aimee’s Art Group each Friday Morning.

Jayne’s Children’s art and craft workshops from 10am and Yvette’s Crochet sessions each Saturday morning.

We have an exciting number of things happening during 2016 including a greater involvement in Health and Wellbeing activities. Also an increase in participation in national events with Grow Wild, Prestatyn in Bloom and Voluntary Arts Week. Artisans Collective also facilitate and chair the Prestatyn Dementia friendly community agenda.

During 2015 Artisans Collective facilitated and took part in many local and national initiatives to help benefit our community and improve our locality including:

  • Voluntary Arts week
  • Wales in Bloom
  • Incredible Edible
  • Grow Wild
  • Treasure Chest Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Royal British Legion Poppy appeal – provision of office facilities
  • Ehlers-Danlos Support UK – pop up charity shop
  • Healthy High streets
  • The Great British High Street awards
  • Prestatyn Town Council Events including facilitating the Christmas grotto and lights turn on and DCC reopening of the Nova event.
  • The “Romans Return” heritage event at Prestatyn Town Football Club
  • Prestatyn flower show
  • Prestatyn classic car show
  • Denbighshire County Council, Ty Nant Development Consultations.
  • St David’s Day drop in art and craft sessions supported by Principality Building Society.
  • Working with Coleg Llandrillo facilitating  “Traineeships” sessions.
  • Providing the artwork for Prestatyn mayor’s 2016 calendar and Christmas cards.

We also have a collection point for the Calgary Church foodbank. Flexible room hire is available for a variety of uses during the week.

  • 2014 Prestatyn Town Council Community Awards – Community Group Winners
  • 2015 Prestatyn Town Council Community Awards – Community Group Winners
  • 2015 Wales in Bloom It’s your Neighbourhood Award – Level 3.