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IT IS WITH GREAT SADNESS THAT WE ANNOUNCE THE PERMANENT CLOSURE OF WORCESTER ARTS WORKSHOP

The Board has not taken this difficult decision lightly, but only after much discussion and consideration and with the belief that it is the financially and ethically responsible decision in these challenging circumstances.

We are immensely grateful for the support and additional emergency funding we have received until now, allowing us to continue working and engaging with people since the building closed to the public in March. As with all arts organisations, the pandemic has brought considerations to the fore that have required us to think differently about our future.

Our thanks and thoughts go to our dedicated staff, volunteers and partners that have given their professional expertise to the Workshop over a long time.
We would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to you, our customers and participants and to all the artists, community groups, supporters and friends who made WAW their home.

It is the end of an era with great memories for people in the City. Over the 40+ years at Sansome Street, WAW has made a hugely positive impact on the lives of many, many people. That’s a good legacy to leave.

With thanks for your support.

The Team at WAW

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STOP FOR A COFFEE

Swing by the WAW cafe for a drink or a snack, in a chilled out and welcoming space. Creativity is everywhere here, from the artwork-filled walls to the materials we provide for anyone who’s inspired to doodle while they drink. Topped off with great coffee, cracking beers and great snacks, this is a cafe with heart and soul – where everyone is welcome.

In need of refuelling?
We are so proud to have our wraps and cakes supplied by local vegan lounge “Be The Change”
Your taste-buds are in for a treat!
Today’s menu has been chosen & freshly made for you, across the road at the kitchens of Be The Change Foods.

Hoi Sin Dukk Wrap £3–
contains soy, gluten & sesame
No, we’ve not misspelled it! As well as cucumber & spring onions, this floury tortilla wrap is packed with the beautiful sweetness, texture & tenderness of Hoi Sin duck, but amazingly, made instead with soy & wheat protein. Everyone’s a winner! This one is Hannah’s favourite!

Tofu-Egg Mayo Wrap £3–
contains soy & gluten
You won’t believe this is egg-free! The beautiful texture of organic tofu, the taste of black salt & the colour of turmeric help to make this classic wrap filling, but without cracking an egg! We’ve also got some spinach in there too, to hit those nutrition goals, as well as giving a cheeky crunch.

Chocolate Brownies contain soy £2-50
Perfectly-gooey brownies, guaranteed to leave you with a smile…and maybe a smudge of chocolate…on your face.
Ask for today’s flavours.

Cookies free from all common allergens £1-50
Perfect for when you just want a little something!

Be The Change Foods are proud to be working with Worcester Arts Workshop, providing beautiful & delicious plant-based food, which reflects the Workshop’s own commitment to community inclusion & social justice.

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WHAT WE DO

Worcester Arts Workshop has been a community arts hub for nearly 40 years. We now aim to work with vulnerable, marginalised and hard to reach individuals and communities, especially young people through a high quality, interdisciplinary, socially engaged artistic participatory programme which aims to result in positive change and enjoyable experiences in the local community.

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VISIT WAW

You’ll find Worcester Arts Workshop in the heart of the City, just a few steps away from Worcester Foregate Street Station, and within easy walking distance from numerous car parks. Whether you’re dropping in for a drink during the day, taking part in a class or event, or visiting one of our resident companies, you’ll be sure of a warm welcome into a vibrant, creative atmosphere.

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