Where’s the Multi Cultural Hub of Derby? At Artcore, of course!
The Artcore Gallery, Shop, Café and Studios – a comprehensive Multi Cultural Hub – is at the heart of all contemporary art activities in Derby city!
Offering something for everyone, we are superbly positioned at the Osnabruck Square, right in the middle of downtown Derby, close to several premium shopping stores and eateries, museums and entertainment spots, popular squares and plazas, where people gather, spending leisurely time with friends and family. It is truly the Multi Cultural Hub of Derby; just as the Artcore Charnwood Street is its Community Hub since more than a decade!
Our street-facing, two-storeyed corner building has a lovely Café on one side of the ground floor, spilling into the pavement outside to make the most of good-weather days. The Café easily seats 30+ persons, offering hot and savoury vegetarian/vegan snacks, hearty soups and brunches, cakes and cookies, tea, coffee and cold drinks. The other side, overlooking the busy street, accommodates the open craft store, displaying wonderful and creative greeting cards, watercolour paintings and prints, jewellery, studio pottery, embroidery and crochet knick-knacks made by the talented artist community of Derbyshire whom Artcore supports. The ground floor also accommodates spaces for open workshops and closed door meetings. All spaces on the ground floor can be manipulated to transform them into a large single space if that is what a planned event requires.
The first floor is the Gallery. It is disabled-friendly and can be easily accessed by stairs and a lift. It has a large multi-purpose, T-shaped hall that can host art and book exhibitions, small films and documentary screenings, art installations, talks and book readings, dance demonstrations, cultural events, meetings and small conferences.
As of now, we offer,
- Free Art Sessions (1 to 3 pm, Mon to Fri)
- Sew & Socialise (1 to 3 pm, on Mondays)
- Knit & Natter (1 to 3 pm, on Tuesdays)
- Mindful Colouring (1 to 3 pm, on Wednesdays)
- Craft Creations (1 to 3 pm, on Fridays)
- Carers 2 for 1 (9.30 am to 12 noon, Mondays)
- Reading Club (11.30 am to 12.30 pm, Thursdays)
These activities are all held on the ground floor, amidst much bonhomie and friendly chatter, ready to be spiced with steaming hot and fresh goodies from the Café!