ROCKAWAY PARK‘Would those who say it can’t be done, please stand clear of those doing it’
Rockaway Park is home to a community of diverse and interdependent creative talents. Based in a disused quarry – which has been transformed over the years into a vibrant and thriving arts hub – we believe that collaboration and collectivism; sharing work, vision and ideas, are how all great creations take hold and manifest.
We have an extensive programme of live music events, workshops, courses and alternative markets. There is a vegan cafe serving delicious home-cooked food that has been grown in the Rockaway Community Forest Garden or ethically sourced. We are open for lunches on weekdays and Saturdays, plus vegan roasts most Sundays, with a help yourself service when not staffed.
Our garden welcomes visitors to either help us with its continual development, or simply to sit and enjoy the beautiful views. We also hire out our spaces for events and location filming, plus we offer staff away days for teams who are looking for something unique in an inspirational setting.
Rockaway Park believes that if we are to make a difference in our world, it really is down to each of us to make a personal effort! Wherever possible, please car share or take public transport when visiting. There is parking at Rockaway in a large field. Parking is free on non-event days. During events, we charge £5 per day/per car to park here so please car share to split the costs and save space in the field. And please bring cash! If you are not prepared to pay for parking, please park in a public parking area nearby and walk to Rockaway. Please do not upset our neighbours by parking on the road by the Rockaway Park entrance! Disabled parking is free.
Yes. If you’re planning a visit, please get in touch so we can accommodate your needs.
Yes, we are open during normal working hours. The Vegan Cafe is open from 10am each day.
Well behaved dogs on leads are always welcome.
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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