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22 December 2021

Light Night Is Coming To Ashfield

  Giant illuminated walkabout puppets, an eight-metre light-up inflatable snail, spectacular light drummers, UV doodles, a glowing silent disco and an Invisible Man are just […]

15 December 2021

Clay Cross Christmas Party Postponed

After much careful consideration and consultation, we have taken the difficult decision to postpone the Clay Cross Christmas Party, due to take place this Saturday […]

2 December 2021

First Art secures £750,000 funding to continue for further three years

Arts Council England (ACE) has today announced that First Art has been successful in its funding bid of £750,000 for the next phase of its […]

27 October 2021

Residents come together to celebrate Light Up

Clay Cross residents have come together to share in the Light Up film. It was with much delight we were able to host a small […]

19 October 2021

Creative workshops offer boost to Ashfield residents

A series of free creative workshops run by First Art are being offered to Ashfield residents through Inspiring Ashfield. The workshops will run from mid […]

28 September 2021

Remote art club to tackle social isolation

First Art has launched a new remote art club for Clay Cross residents. The Club has been made possible thanks to funding from Derbyshire County […]

26 July 2021

Back with a bang…The Full Shebang to return to Mansfield

Jaw-dropping parkour, high-rise acrobatics, and a man that leaks water… These are just some of the things people will be able to see as The […]

13 April 2021

First Art teams up with Daryl Beeton and OneConversation

We’re very excited to reveal we’ve been working with Daryl Beeton Productions on an exciting new project with funding from Without Walls. In partnership with […]

23 March 2021

Announcing our own Bobby Dazzlers

A young artist, volunteer motorbike riders, and food parcel co-ordinator are amongst eleven community members crowned First Art’s Shine a Light Community Heroes. These heroes […]

11 December 2020

Light Up Postponed

Our statement regarding the decision to postpone Light Up and surrounding activities Karl Greenwood, Director of First Art said: “It is with a heavy heart […]