Crowdfunder is LIVE



The Forge's Crowdfunder is now LIVE and can be found at

If you're able, please consider donating and/or purchasing one of our wonderful rewards, all kindly donated by wonderful local artists. All money raised will go towards getting us open for business kickstarting our summer programme of classes, activities and workshops.

A Bit More Site Prep



As we're likely to be a few months yet before our roof goes on, we're working towards making our building good for use as its own outdoor space, or maybe even 'walled garden'.

Here we've used the old loading doors to build shutters and give the place a cleaner and more secure look and feel :)

Pointing, Planters and Pagodas



It's all getting busy on site in preparation for our launch. It may look like we have a way to go, but all of this is underway:

  • We've built our planters, ready to be put into position and filled with the green waste from the site

  • Our canopy (ok it's not a pagoda, but I wanted the title to alliterate) is here and ready to be assembled

  • The repointing of our main wall is underway

  • Our electric supply has been connected to the site

  • The new gate is being built

  • The brambles and weeds have been cleared. Then cleared again. Then cleared some more. We shall be victorious!

Expect to see big changes in the coming weeks :)

We Have a Floor!



Look at this lovely floor! It's made such a huge difference seeing the first big piece of our 3D puzzle being installed.

Floor and Wall Prep



Prep work for the floor and walls is underway, making sure this will be a strong, dry and comfortable space year round.

Now we're really starting to get a feel for the scale of the site, and the enormous potential we have here!