Because exceptional activities in exceptional spaces can transform lives

Stories of Transformation

The Fold

The Fold is a brand new centre for army families, set in the middle of a farm in beautiful countryside near the River Tees. Funded by a Libor grant from The Treasury service families can spend time in the countryside together.


Author: Janine Christley

Location: Clervaux Trust,Jolby Lane, Croft on Tees

Spirit of Invention

Heritage displays are looking just wonderful in our new Hive Heritage Hub, Birmingham


Author: Janine Christley

Location: New Standard Works,Vittoria Street, Birmingham

The Glasshouse

A powerful story of regeneration from derelict factory to thriving social enterprise hub...



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Your support will help us continue to rescue and transform wonderful old heritage building and land and reinvigorate them for the future; thus creating a valuable legacy for disenfranchised young people in the UK.



Target amount: £20,000.00

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Upcoming events and activities

  • Crafting for All Enterprise Project

    Throughout 2020 we are running a new enterprise project called Crafting for All. Our monthly sessions will provide an opportunity for people with a learning disability or specific learning need to gain practical enterprise and traditional crafting skills. By the end of the project the makers will have made quality hand-made products to sell at a local craft market. Find out more and register your interest here. Read more

  • EXHIBITION - Truth to Nature: The Art of Iridescence

    31 JAN - 25 FEB. We are delighted to exhibit the work of contemporary artist Franziska Schenk who uses nano-pigment technology to depict the iridescent colour of nature. This exhibition takes its theme from John Ruskin's call for artists to 'go to Nature, rejecting nothing, selecting nothing and scorning nothing' and his attack on Darwin's theory of evolution. Alongside this exhibition we have a programme to mark Ruskin's 201st birthday and the end of his bicentennial celebrations. Read more... Read more

  • Working with Makers - Bargello Stitch Workshop with Tina Francis Tapestry

    Our first workshop in the 2020 Saturday Sessions is Bargello stitch! At the end of this three hour stitching workshop with Tina Francis Tapestry you will have made your own colourful framed tapestry and learnt a stitching technique which dates back to the 15th century and is making a come back! It's time to listen to our hearts... Read more

  • RAT

    The Rat Affair are proud to present RAT - The Pied Piper of Hamelin reimagined through live music and shadow puppetry. Read more