Welcome to Core Arts

Core Arts is a not-for-profit Social Business. We promote positive mental health and wellbeing through creative learning.

We are running a full timetable of Covid-secure in-person creative courses at our centre and online zoom courses ideal for those that are self-isolating or prefer distance learning. Phone the office for more information 020 8533 3500 on how to become a member.

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85+ creative classes

Choose between 85+ different courses per week

5 departments

Arts, Music, Multimedia, Horticulture, Sport

50+ tutors

50 professional PGCE trained, established and practicing tutors

120+ volunteers

120 creative volunteers, working as tutor’s assistants

open studios

Open studios and resources to work on self directed projects

85+ creative classes per week

Choose between 85+ different courses per week.

5 departments

Arts, Music, Multimedia, Horticulture, Sport

50+ tutors

50 professional PGCE trained, established and practicing tutors

120+ volunteers

120 creative volunteers, working as tutor’s assistants

open studios

open studios and resources to work on self directed projects

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Pride

To mark UK Pride month, Core Arts has put together a list of events, learning and mental health support resources for our LGBTQIA+ community. As ever, if you have any questions or would like any further support, please get in touch with the membership team.

In the spirit of sharing information about LGBTQIA+ history, and in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we would like to highlight that Pride is celebrated at this time of year to mark the anniversary of the stonewall riots, which began on June 28th 1969, and which are seen as a crucial turning point in the ongoing fight for LGBTQIA+ rights […]

Black Lives Matter

Core as an organisation is committed to equality, inclusion and creating better lives for all. We condemn the brutal killing of African-American George Floyd and stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement protesting his killing and wider injustices. Core stands with the Black community and other BAME communities against all forms of racism, whether overt, insidious or structural, and we encourage our members, staff, volunteers, and supporters to do the same. Racism and discrimination are faced by BAME community members every day, and the mental health sector is not immune from these scourges []

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Latest News

Digital Clinical Transformation HSJ Value Awards 2021

We are delighted to announce that last night at the HSJ awards Core Sport won the digital clinical transformation award for our online sessions along with our partners […]

Hackney charity to showcase garden at the Chelsea Flower Show

A Hackney mental health charity will be staging its first-ever show garden at the Chelsea Flower Show this year. Core Arts, which is based in Homerton at St Barnabas Terrace, will see its Core Arts Front Garden Revolution showcased at the world-famous flower show in May. []

Chelsea Flower Show 2022: New category, All About Plants, champions power of plants on mental health

The All About Plants gardens will show how plants can positively influence mental health []

Jobs & Volunteering

Printmaking Volunteer (Fridays)
Sport Volunteer (Saturdays)
ICT Volunteer
Logic Music Volunteer

Core Sport

Get Moving!

Core Sport offers a wide range of sport-specific and exercise classes and is free with a Gp-Referral. There is no need to book & unlimited sessions.

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Jobs & Volunteering

Thursday Afternoon Music Volunteer for Jam Sessions
Sport Volunteer (Saturdays)
ICT Volunteer
Logic Music Volunteer

Our Social Enterprises

Our Social Enterprises

Core Design

Providing excellent graphic design services, for example brochures, flyers, posters, logos, websites and annual reports.

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Core Landscapes

Providing horticultural support and professional garden design service for public, community and private spaces.

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Core Publishing

We distribute stories and publish poetry. Check out our radio show broadcasting our members original music tracks and poetry.

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Core Artists

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