B50 For Creatives Network

On this page you can find details of what ideas and plans there are for the B50 For Creatives group, as part of the 'Your Village, Your Voice' campaign.

Monday  7th August 2023

Hello again B50’s.  We had a very good gathering, this time at The Bull’s Head and welcomed 4 new people with creative interests which we hope will come again to future meets.  Lots of chatting and sharing of ideas, as well as welcomed updates on how each of us are doing with our crafts.  These meets are so useful for our members, especially those of us that are shy of sharing our creations and need a little support or a boost.  Sometimes we don't realise just how talented we are.

We welcomed the Warwickshire Open Studios and some of us had our arts displayed at the resurrected Long Barn Village, Alcester, re-named as “Maker’s Space” on the Droitwich Road.  A very welcoming team there who have supported our group and other local creatives.  Do check it out.

Some of our group are also members of The Stratford Arts Society, who are running their Annual Summer Exhibition at King Edward VI School, Chapel Lane, CV37 6BE from 16th to 27th August.  Please do go along, it is free entry, (programs £2) and just take a look at the local talent and if you’re feeling wild, you may purchase a unique piece of 2D or 3D artwork!     https://www.stratforduponavonartsociety.co.uk/

The next planned event that the group are supporting, is the Artisan Craft Fair which will be at The Crawford Memorial Hall on Saturday October 28th, 10-3:30pm so do book this date in your diaries and come along, support local talent and pick up something unique for Christmas!

Do you have a B50 postcode? Want to find out more about our group?

Contact Teri or Viv B504CN@gmail.com for further info. Or visit our FB page, search @B50 Creatives

Thursday, 20th April

This gathering saw us meeting at our local pub, The Frog to discuss the up and coming St Laurence’s Art & Craft Festival which was being held over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Fourteen local artists in total exhibited their crafts at the Art & Craft Festival, many of which will also be taking part in the Warwickshire Open Studio event Warwickshire Open Studios | Warwickshire Open Studios which is during 17th June – 2nd July 2023.

Our next gathering is Monday 5th June to have a discussion on how the A&C Festival went, what worked well, what needs improving and planning our next one, so watch this space.

Do you have a B50 postcode? Want to find out more about our group?

Contact Teri or Viv at B504CN@gmail.com for further info. Or visit our FB page: B50 Creatives

Thursday, January 26th

The B50 4CN has now had 4 meetings since its conception, meeting alternate months, and is growing from strength to strength.

There is much enthusiasm at our group meetings and the last one saw us bringing our latest creations to “show and share”. We love talking about our arts & crafts! We discuss ideas on how to show our work in galleries, exhibitions and etc., and which venues can work best for us. Our group is a great mix of individual creative works and everyone has the opportunity to share their ideas and what works for them.

The latest share is the next open event, being Warwickshire Open Studios which is during 17th June – 2nd July 2023

There are also entrants to the RAA Royal Academy of Arts - Summer Exhibition the deadline for entries being 14 February 2023, based in London and open to the public, encouraging artists from all walks of life to enter their creative works. The theme this year is “Only Connect” which can be interpreted in any way and gets the creative juices flowing.

Our next meeting will be in March, date and venue to be decided.

Do you have a B50 postcode? Want to find out more about our group? Contact Teri or Viv B504CN@gmail.com for further info.

New: B50 for Creatives Network (B50 4CN)


For anyone who lives in the B50 postcode area with a passion for their art/craft and would like to meet local fellow-creatives. First meet-up 21 July 2022!

This is a new initiative - we are just going to see where it leads.  We are hoping to share ideas and interests with a view to exploring opportunities to promote / sell our works and maybe even organising events such as exhibitions.   It is not a group, club or society with a paying membership. The idea of the network is to connect local creatives IRL to their mutual benefit.

If there is sufficient interest, we will look to arrange meet-ups periodically (four to six times a year).

If you have any queries then please contact: B504CN@gmail.com

We are pleased to share with you the first B50 4CN gathering held in the Library on Thursday 21st July, was a great success. We have over 50 people who have registered an interest and 12 were able to come along Thursday afternoon and share their creative skills, meeting new and interesting people.

Our next gathering will be held on Thursday November 17th at 7pm at Bidford Community Library.

If you are creative in some way and live in the B50 postcode area and are interested in checking this out, then please get in touch by email B504CN@gmail.com or just pop along to our next one in November.