Collage Taster Session

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Introducing our next Stretford arts Collective workshop event. – A collage taster session run by Bridget Collin, professional Illustrator and Ian Tattersall a practicing artist and Art Therapist. The session will be a step by step workshop to create a hand collaged and painted greetings card. The artists will be working from photographs of Stretford, so feel free to bring your own!

Tea and coffee available and materials supplied. This event is open to residents of Stretford and the surrounding areas (Beginners welcome).

The session is run as a non for profit event and is limited to 15 places at £3.50 per ticket – so it is advised to get tickets early as our last session sold out in 2 days!


Stretford Arts Collective is a small group of Artists working in a shared studio space in Stretford Public Hall. The Artists together have a broad range of skills and mediums in which they work. The collective is open to any local creative wanting to bring an element of their skills to the hall and share with the community.

Life Drawing

A special thank you to everyone who attended our first SAC life drawing session, which was a great success. With all your lovely feedback and comments we hope to book another session very soon with some of your ideas incorporated in the next class. Here are a few photos of your amazing drawings and the class.

Thanks again Stretford residents… Lisa & Edward!

Watch this space for the next date to be announced!

Craft Festival

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Saturday 11th June 10-2pm (adults), 2pm – 4pm adults & Families

Stretford Public hall, Chester Road, Stretford M32 0LA.

The Craft Festival will showcase some of the great community craft courses that Trafford College run throughout the borough as well as profiling local craft businesses and helping those thinking of starting a craft business by hosting talks from Google Digital Garage who will present seminars throughout the day on subjects such as developing an online presence and how you can help potential customers to find you on the internet.

People Plus will also be delivering sessions and offering advice and information on the steps required to get your craft business off the ground.

As well as providing a space for you to explore your creative talents, there will also be a small craft market and so after being inspired by one or more of the activities on offer, you can buy some materials and get cracking right away!

The Craft Festival is open to adult Trafford residents (19+) and pre-registration for this event is advised.  Accompanied children are welcome to participate between 2pm & 4pm when some family craft activities will be running, but owing to the limited space in the building and capacity for wheelchair users, we would ask that you do not bring pushchairs or buggies as this will reduce the available space.

If you would like to save time on the day please pre-register using our on-online registration page. If you need help pre-registering or have any questions, please contact us by email telephone 0161 886 7443 and we will be pleased to help.

SAC Studio 3•3•16

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Welcome to the Stretford Arts Collective / SAC, based in Stretford Public Hall!

This is our very first post! We have exciting things to come for the people of Stretford and beyond including community workshops Art auctions and more!! We will keep you posted.

This first post is a sneaky peek at the studio.

1: The master brushes of Artist Lisa Heanley.

2: A view through Ray hughes studio space.

3: A Spring snap shoot of SAC.