New base for community art

NILABE120204d4, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Samuel Binks jewellry making with Kirsty Taylor.
NILABE120204d4, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Samuel Binks jewellry making with Kirsty Taylor.

A VALENTINE’S Day-themed market marked the opening of a new Wash Arts base on Bath Street.

The not-for-profit community-led arts organisation has taken over 154-156 Bath Street to showcase local artwork and host workshops.

NILABE120204d1, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Dave Wood special poetry blogspot writing personalised limericks.

NILABE120204d1, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Dave Wood special poetry blogspot writing personalised limericks.

Susan Smith from Wash Arts said “It is fantastic to celebrate the sixth birthday of our organisation and the move into our new building by showcasing some of the best of our community talent. “We are grateful for the support grant from Derbyshire County Council that has enabled us to upgrade the building and who continue to regularly assist us via our annual arts funding.”

NILABE120204d2, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Heather Smith Wiff of the woods, scrollsaw artist

NILABE120204d2, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Heather Smith Wiff of the woods, scrollsaw artist

NILABE120204d3, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Linsey Morris knit natters group Cotmanhay.

NILABE120204d3, Valentines market, Wash arts lower Bath Street, Ilkeston. Linsey Morris knit natters group Cotmanhay.