Tuesday, 4 May 2021

Qube in Oswestry is opening for lots of events

Dear Blogger

Message from Qube, Oswestry - Things are opening up at last!

Latest news and updates from Qube

Hello from us all at Qube...

Thank you to everyone who has come to see us since we reopened our doors. It's been a real pleasure to see visitors again! We will be reopening on Saturday mornings from 8th May. Our opening hours will now be Monday to Fridays, 9am to 5pm and Saturdays, 9:30am to 12:30pm. If you are coming to see us please remember to wear a mask or face shield and maintain two metre social distancing to help protect our team.

We are really excited to be restarting our social groups at Qube this month. The groups will initially be smaller than before to enable social distancing but all current members have been sent an invitation to join us at a group soon. Our members are still receiving regular phone calls from us and fortnightly activity packs in the post.

If you're looking at getting out and about a bit more as restrictions start to ease, Dial-a-Ride are on hand to help. The service is for anyone without access to public transport or a car. Call us on 01691 671571 or email info@qube-oca.org.uk for details and bookings.

There are a few days left to see The Society of Wood Engravers 83rd Annual Exhibition. This collection of over 100 beautiful wood engravings will be moving on to it's next touring venue in Stroud next week. If you have been unable to visit us during the week, the exhibition will still be on display on Saturday 8th May (AM). You can also still see paintings by locally based artist Andrew McConnach in the gallery.

Some of our team are still partly working remotely but please feel free to call or email us if we can help you or someone you know. You can contact us on 01691 656882 or email info@qube-oca.org.uk.

Here is some of our latest news and services...

The Society of Wood Engravers Exhibition
There are a few days left to see the 83rd Annual Exhibition in Oswestry! This beautiful exhibition of wood engravings from local, national and international artists is on display in our main gallery. You can also see the works online here. Prints will be available to purchase in the gallery. Image: Julia Timmins
New Online Filmmaking Workshop
Do you want to make your own film content for web or social media? For example: workshops, demos, self-promotion, auditions and instruction videos, etc. We're offering a new 4 week Zoom led by Piece of Sting media. Starts Tuesday 18th May, 10:30am - 12:30pm. £49. Places limited. Click here for details...

Thinking of volunteering?
We can help! The Building Better Opportunities project provides support and guidance to people who are unemployed, disadvantaged or face barriers in their search for employment. You can search volunteering opportunities online here or contact us on 01691 656882 or info@qube-oca.org.uk to arrange a chat.

Qube Arts Open 2021
Our annual Arts Open Competition returns for 2021 with a brand new theme, 'Shape & Colour'. Any medium is welcome, 2D, 3D or digital. There is a cash prize for the Best in Show and exhibition space in 2022 for the People's Choice winner. Deadline: 5th June 2021. Click here for full details...

Social Group for Women who Love to Create!
Work in Progress is a social group where women can get together and be creative in a non-judgmental space. Due to the pandemic the groups were temporarily suspended. However, daily meetups are due to resume in June 2021 alongside a two week exhibition in the main gallery and online. Click here for full details...

Free Transport to Vaccination Appointments
Dial-a-Ride has teamed up with Shropshire Council to provide free transport to vaccine appointments for those who need it. Don't forget, you need your second vaccine to receive the maximum protection. Call 01691 671571 or email info@qube-oca.org.uk for details and bookings.

New Exhibition Coming Soon
From 13th May to 12th June the gallery will be filled with works by artist Colin Singleton. Colin was the winner of the Qube Arts Open 2020 People's Choice Prize. On display will be a selection of his acrylic and watercolour paintings, photography and pastel drawings. They will also be added to our online exhibitions page...

Get Creative
We've added more free activities to our website to help everyone stay creative during lockdown and beyond. These activities have been commissioned for us by artists from across the country. All are free to use and download. Get inspired and take a look at all the creative ideas here...

Census 2021
Census day has now passed but many people are yet to complete their census forms. Field staff will now be contacting households that have not returned their census forms to offer support and advice. The safety of the public is a key priority for the ONS and the Census Field team. Find out more here... 

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