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Artisans Collective of Prestatyn Information

Many people have been asking me about Artisans Collective of Prestatyn recently here is an update.

Artisans, Artists and Craftspeople display and sell their handmade art and craft items on the Old Library shelves alongside displays of local interest, heritage items and local information including walking resources provided by Walkers are Welcome and the Prestatyn & Clwydian Range Walking Festival.

Artisans at the Prestatyn Old Library
Home of the Artisans. The Old Library Art Craft and Heritage Centre in Prestatyn

Featuring Ceramics, Needlework, knitted crocheted items, Pure Natural Bath, body & pamper products, Leathercraft, Art, Handcrafted Wood and Acrylic, Clocks, Papercraft, Upcycled, recycled, and repurposed gifts, Bags and accessories, Jewellery, and lots more.

We are open for retail sales Tuesday to Saturday 10am until 5pm.

We also run art and craft clubs and workshops and continue to participate in local community events, at this location and others in the area.

Our Current list of weekly activities,

Prestatyn Men’s Shed each Tuesday morning from 10-30am

Stop Smoking Wales from 5pm until 7pm each Tuesday evening.

Aimee’s Art Group each Friday Morning.

Jayne’ Children’s art and craft workshops  from 10am and Yvette’s Crochet sessions  each Saturday morning.

During 2015 we also participated in many local and national initiatives to help benefit our community and improve our locality including:

  • Voluntary Arts week
  • Wales in Bloom
  • Incredible Edible
  • Grow Wild
  • Treasure Chest Breast Cancer Support Group
  • Ehlers-Danlos Support UK
  • Healthy High streets
  • The Great British High Street awards
  • Prestatyn Town Council Events including facilitating the Christmas grotto and lights turn on and DCC reopening of the Nova event.
  • The “Romans Return” heritage event at Prestatyn Town Football Club
  • Prestatyn flower show
  • Prestatyn classic car show
  • Denbighshire County Council, Ty Nant Development Consultations.
  • St David’s Day drop in art and craft sessions supported by Principality Building Society.
  • Working with Coleg Llandrillo facilitating  “Traineeships” sessions.

We also have a collection point for the Calgary Church foodbank. Flexible room hire is available for a variety of uses during the week.

Please let us know if you require any further details.

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Artisans Collective CIC & Men’s Shed Prestatyn

Artisans Collective CIC and Men’s Shed in Prestatyn.

Artisans Collective CIC
Artisans Collective Prestatyn

I am proud to be a director of  Visit Artisans Collective CIC website  aka “The Artisans” and to also be involved with Visit Prestatyn Men’s shed website. Both in my opinion are great community organisations based on the North Wales Coast.

Currently both organisations are based at The Old Library Art, Craft and Heritage Centre in Prestatyn.

During the course of 2016 Men’s Shed could be moving into new premises, still here in Prestatyn.

Mens Shed
Men’s Shed Prestatyn

This is due to the generosity and community minded spirit of a well known local family who are the proprietors of  Morris’s Stores Mower Centre in Rhuddlan.

Meanwhile Artisans Collective are based at The Old Library for the foreseeable future.

We are constantly developing our offering. Having started as primarily a sales outlet for local craftspeople, artists and micro-businesses, we have now also developed into a community hub.

Now we also offer a diverse range of activities such as Informal Art Groups, Childrens Art and Craft Workshops, Crochet for Beginners through to Stop Smoking sessions.

During 2014 and 2015 we are proud to have been awarded Prestatyn and Meliden Community group awards by our Mayor’s each year.

It was fantastic to get involved during 2015 with so many other local events and organisations as well as a number of national ones.

  • Prestatyn Flower show
  • Prestatyn Classic Car show
  • Men’s Sheds Cymru
  • Stop Smoking Wales
  • Walkers Are Welcome
  • Grow Wild
  • Incredible Edible
  • Voluntary Arts Week
  • Principality Building Society supporting the St David’s Day event
  • Prestatyn Town Council Events including hosting the Christmas grotto
  • Wales In Bloom
  • Healthy High Streets including a ministerial visit.
  • Great British High Street Awards
  • The Daily Post Awards

The BBC TV and ITV have featured us a number of times and we have appeared in the Daily Post and the Rhyl Journal numerous times.

Aimee’s Art group were proud to be asked by our mayor to provide the artistic content for the Prestatyn and Meliden Mayoral Calendar 2016 and Christmas cards.

We also hosted some of the Ty Nant Site development brief consultations for Denbighshire County Council at the Old Library.

Not all of the events we attended were centred at the Old Library we also attended the Prestatyn Town Council Romans Return event at Bastion Road, home of Prestatyn Town Football Club. We also attended a medieval day at Greenfield Valley Heritage Park Nr Holywell.

So looking back on 2015 we had a busy year, and I reckon that 2016 will be just as dynamic.