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Join Friends of Henshaws Arts & Crafts Centre

Lets be friends…

By joining as a Friend today, you can help people living a range of disabilities to achieve their ambitions. Open to all, the Arts & Crafts Centre is a community hub which breaks down barriers and where creativity, friendships and opportunities come to life.

At the Arts and Crafts Centre we provide a different kind of space to any other experienced by our Art Makers. Through their involvement in workshops, people can discover and use their talents not only to change their own lives but to gain some control over how society reacts to and perceives their disability. We strive to provide every possible form of visual art and make it as pure and as personalised as it can be.

We team up with local organisations to ensure that work is as accessible and enjoyed by as many people as possible. Everyone has value, everyone has something to give and everyone has a voice, because art is our common language.

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100% of membership fees will go directly support Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre in Knaresborough.

Your membership fee will not only help our Art Makers express themselves through their choice of workshop, but it will also help them develop new skills and build confidence.

Arts and Crafts Centre Entrance


It costs just £7.00 a month to become a friend of Henshaws Arts and Crafts Centre or receive 2 months membership for free if you choose to pay annually – £70 a year.

  • Exclusive Friends of Henshaws Arts and Craft Centre pin badge
  • Monthly free drink and cake in our Cafe worth £3.50**
  • Guided tour by the Centre Manager and our Art Makers of the vibrant Centre in Knaresborough for you and a friend
  • 10% discount at our shop located within the Arts Centre
  • Priority booking for selected public events taking place at the Centre
  • Tailor made ticket offers and discounts for selected events taking place at the Centre
  • Regular ‘Your Henshaws’ Newsletter with updates from across the charity
  • Opportunity to commission pieces of art for unique gifts for friends and family, with Art Makers able to craft bespoke artwork including ceramics, sculpture, jewellery and seasonal cards*
  • Opportunity to take part in annual challenge events like the Yorkshire Three Peaks and Henshaws Hundreds*

*Please note additional costs for production and registration may apply. Just Giving Checkout is the payment portal we have selected to run this membership. The fundraising team will contact you once you have signed up with details of how you receive your benefits.
** When the cafe re-opens it’s doors

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Take a look at our video to learn just how much of a difference Henshaws Arts and Crafts makes to people in our community living with a range of disabilities.

Art is just the start!

How to find us

Want to know more about becoming an Art Maker at the Centre or need more information to plan your visit?

Please make an online enquiry or get in touch:

Call 01423 541888

Email acc.admin@henshaws.org.uk

Visit us at 50 Bond End, Knaresborough, HG5 9AL

Support the Arts and Crafts Centre, keep up with the latest news and benefit from some great discounts by signing up to our friend Henshaws Friends scheme.

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