New date for Machine in the Park 2!

Unfortunately, our video event scheduled for 16th November had to be postponed owing to flooding!74893738_1273443899522554_9202521611310202880_n.jpg

This was obviously a huge disappointment as the projections were to be the culmination of all the work on the project to date.

BUT we can now say that the new date will be 7th March 2020!

Tickets can be booked here.

Once again, there are three time slots available to choose from and the viewing will last roughly 30 minutes. Please be aware of the slightly later times (now 6pm, 7pm and 8pm) owing to the event no longer taking place in the middle of winter!


The sounds of 19th century mill machinery will once again echo through Redditch!

Zine of art work for sale!

The artwork created from our public art walks in May and August this year has been turned into a zine!

Arrow Zine 01

The Zine booklet mapping the River Arrow Valley, edited by Andrew Howe, is for sale for £3, or £4 including postage and packaging! To see this online click:

Arrow Zine 02

Email to order your copy!

“Follow the River”: an exhibition exploring nature and heritage in the Arrow Valley Country Park, 5th – 30th November

Throughout June this year, embroidery artist, Hanny Newton, ran a series of art
workshops at Forge Mill Needle Museum and “Your Ideas” Youth Group. Using traditional embroidery techniques such as couching and goldwork, the group created artworks which “sample” the nature of the Arrow Valley. Inspired by the patterns of needle displays in the museum collection the group collected natural objects from the landscape and sewed them onto canvas to create these beautiful artworks.

Hanny has herself created new artworks inspired by the needle collection and these are exhibited in The Bertie Crewe Gallery at The Palace Theatre, Alcester Street, Redditch. They will be on display 5th November – 30th November.

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