Spring ushers in a new era for the Hub in Sleaford

Fri 7 May 2021

Following the merger of The National Centre for Craft & Design (NCCD) and artsNK, and a major £1.2m capital refurbishment, this spring Sleaford’s renowned arts centre re-opens its doors as the Hub.

Funded by North Kesteven District Council, the refurbishment creates a brand-new multi-use dance and conferencing studio, craft workshop, indoor & outdoor CafeBar, and new ground floor gallery space, alongside the Centre’s renowned main gallery and shop.

Director, Clare Edwards says ‘The redevelopment of the Centre provides us with brilliant new imaginative spaces that will help us deliver more creative opportunities for all people, ages and abilities in Sleaford, North Kesteven and beyond.

Over the last few years, we have delivered a much wider programme of craft, design, dance and creative arts experiences. Who can forget the fabulous Circus exhibition which brought aerial dance to Sleaford for the first time? The renaming of the Centre supports local feedback and reflects our future commitment to be a cultural hub for our community, in every sense.’

The Hub will retain its status as ‘a national centre for craft and design’ and continue to showcase celebrated exhibitions and learning programmes. Re-opening on Monday 17 May, the Centre brings in this new chapter with two fantastic exhibitions: Jo Fairfax: Play and NCCD Art Club.

Play is a joyful collection of installations by multi-disciplinary artist Jo Fairfax. The exhibition is Jo’s first solo show and brings together a selection of art works exploring movement, sound, and place, alongside examples of public commissions. A special new artwork ‘Pea Run’ marks the history of the Hub and is a timely celebration as the centre undergoes its latest transformation.

A new ground floor gallery space opens with NCCD Art Club. Shining a spotlight on the work that the Centre has delivered during lockdown, the exhibition celebrates how people have used creativity to respond, recover and look ahead to a new world.

Best regards

The Hub Team

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