ART BANK/ RUBBISH ART PROJECTCommunity arts, workshops, projects, arts venue
The Rubbish Art Project is a Community Benefit Society (not for profit organisation). The aim of the project is to regenerate the town of Shepton Mallet, provide a nurturing hub and creative platform for the community.
The building is a former HSBC bank on the high street. Since April 2018 we have been developing an inclusive space to support people’s mental wellbeing. We have a range of workshops that take place in the bank and online. They are affordable and aimed at unlocking peoples creativity and supporting mental health and well being.
The Art Bank also operates as a vegetarian and vegan cafe Wednesday to Saturday and bar Thursday to Saturday serving food with a range of live music, open mics, theatre, comedy and special events.
Latest News & Blog
A campaign to reclaim the Mecca Bingo building in Taunton as an arts and culture venue is creating a buzz amongst local councillors and the public as the campaign reaches over 2000 signatures and is set to drive more public support. The ‘Project Gaumont’ team lead by Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance and Creative InnovationJune 28, 2023
We were pleased to hear from SABCA member Corrinne Curtis who obtained advice from SABCA at the early stages of her project. Through hard work and determination Corrinne has achieved overwhelming success for The Nornen Project and we would like to share here comments sent to us: We spoke a couple of years ago aboutJune 21, 2023
Emergence, an immersive audio-visual installation by SABCA Member, This is Loop, debuts at Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights Festival this January
Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf, E14Wednesday 18th – Saturday 28th January 2023 As part of Winter Lights 2023 at Canary Wharf, This is Loop (a SABCA Member) is presenting their most ambitious work to date: a major audio-visual artwork, Emergence. Conceived and built by artists Harriet Lumby and Alan Hayes, the co-founders of This is Loop,January 19, 2023
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