Snip, snip, stick!

A9A91932-8D56-4C04-B361-30D5689E3A52Mixed Media & Collage Workshop with Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland

Saturday 6th October 2018, 2-5pm

This promises to be a fun afternoon! Working with Shirley and Andi to create collage paintings using scissors, paper and glue.

How does collage work?

Any way you want! You can create an image with paper just as you can with paint –  you can add colour and texture using paper, magazines or photographs. You can add paint, charcoal, oil pastels – whatever you fancy – to bring out the textures or further develop your image.  Of course it doesn’t have to be just paper – it could be scraps of fabric or dried leaves – anything as long as it can be stuck to paper.

The purpose of this workshop is to experiment and play with media you might not normally use and be open to possibilities. The results might inspire a painting, or simply encourage further experimentation. 

Ticket price includes a selection of materials but bring any special finds you may have, photographs that inspire you, plus your favourite scissors. We’ll provide the tea, coffee and cake!

Cost: £35

To book a place contact or speak to a member of the library team.

Shirley and Andi are both artists who have exhibited with Open Studios and regularly show their work in local exhibitions. You can see their work at and 


Autumn Workshops in the Hub


The Whirly Pool, by Shirley Cartey (mixed media)

Mixed Media with Collage on Saturday 6th October 2018, 2-5pm

Create multi-layered landscapes and coastal scenes with local artists Shirley Cartey and Andi Mulholland using collage and water-based media, pastels, charcoal and graphite. They will encourage you to develop an experimental approach to painting using a variety of materials with lots of demonstrations and one-to-one support.

The cost of the workshop is £35 (payable in advance) and includes a selection of materials, but bring any special finds you may have, as well as any photographs that inspire you. You might also like to bring a notebook to record your ideas plus scissors, glue and of course, creative energy!

Age: all adults, beginners upwards

To book a place contact or use the contact sheet here

Have a look at our other workshops lined up for this autumn – go to What’s On



A big thank you to everyone who came to the Hub launch party on Saturday – it was great to see so many people there. Because of your support we have been able to make a great start on our fundraising, especially with Sponsor a Brick. There are already over 60 bricks going up on the wall in our first week!  Remember, you can sponsor a brick at any time – just contact us via or ask a member of the library staff for a sponsorship form.

Finally, we have to say a big thank you to our generous sponsors who donated some great prizes for our raffle and tombolas. Take a bow – Hungerford Bookshop; The Hungerford Arms; The Kitchenmonger; Inklings; W H Smith; The Tutti Pole; Christian Alba’s; The Downgate; Boots; Cooper and Cooper; The Emporium; The Oxford Wine Company; Martin and the Magpie; The Naked Grape; Hungerford Leisure Centre.

12 September 2018

Feeling lucky?

We’ve got some fab prizes coming in for the raffle and tombola organised for the Hub launch party on Saturday. They include a meal for four with a bottle of house wine at the Hungerford Arms, a £10 voucher from the new butchers, Christian Alba and wine from the Naked Grape, plus some lovely goodies from Boots, Inklings, Kitchenmonger, WH Smiths, Martin and the Magpie, The Emporium and more.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous donations.

The launch party is on Saturday 8th September and kicks off at 3pm with the cake cutting by our Mayor, Cllr Helen Simpson. Hope you can join us!

Music at your fingertips



Learn to play the harp with Ellie Prout this Autumn – opening with a workshop on Saturday 22nd September (times as above) and followed by evening classes starting on 4th October. Full details of the classes are here

Ellie will be playing at our launch party on 8th September (3pm) if you want to catch her then.

Ticket enquiries direct to Ellie at


#happeninginthehub !


Join us on 8th September when we officially launch Hungerford Hub. Instead of a ribbon, we will be cutting a cake to have with our tea! There will be live music and prizes to be won, plus we will be launching our Sponsor a Brick campaign, giving everyone an opportunity to be involved in the cause – keeping a roof over our library.

Hope to see you there.

PS: It starts at three and is free entry!