Each year we provided over 300 young people with over 2500 sessions in music and arts.

With weekly art & design, sound & lighting and guitar & drums session, monthly gigs and 6 weekly gallery art exhibitions, and one off projects exploring everything from mental health and World War One through performance art.

So many of our members have moved on to further education focusing on music and music technology and most are still performing regularly on the local or wider music scene.
We are still here for you!

We still have Rehearsal rooms and Recording opportunities - look on AAA Records tab for latest information.
Thanks for all your support and creativity- you still own this space so keep your ideas coming.

Enjoy these images from our final gig on 20 December 2014 by fabulous local photographer Warren Millar.

Trash Fashion: Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June





 
Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June will see the first trash fashion workshops at the Studio- Free to all members - so come on down and if you are not  a member and you are aged between 11 and 19- sign up and take part in art! Working with lost property, broken musical instruments and general rubbish you can create our own Prom King and Queen outfits and more.
 
The workshops and displays are the latest in our 'Artspace Gallary' programmed exhibitions. It will replace the 2nd Open Art Exhibition we have hosted in partnership with Louise Hesketh and The Brindley Gallery and be our first to include fashion design and jewellery, Gen Baker Youth Music Worker also makes her own stage costumes and has a line in jewellery so it is an opportunity to pass those skills on.
The Under 17's Open Art Exhibition has a competitive side to it as we engage two local artists to give comments and chose art work within the exhibition to win Gold, Silver, Bronze and High Commended prizes.This year's judges, local artists Claire Weetman and Maria Tarn were looking for technique, artwork that raised questions and made them long for longer and were engaging images. They commended all the entries and gave feedback to all the applicants.
We wish to enable all our young people to enter and do not focus on just who is technically best, all the artwork submitted is exhibited which we believe is more important than the prize.
However this years winners were: Gold to Mak Hardman for his 'Lonely Staircase' photograph, Silver to Michaela Brenton for 'Invisible Friends', Bronze Niamh Allanson for Silver Jubilee Bridge and the highly commended awards went to Ethan Dwyer, Elisha Exley and Stephanie Cameron. The winners received art materials or vouchers.
We also encouraged all our visitors to The Studio to vote for their favourite, with one visitor being chosen at random to also receive a prize. This year's visitors choice award went to Jordan Louise Edwards for 'Cat-tivated'.
Our Trash Fashion Exhibition will be accompanied by a photography exhibition by members of Just Chill working with professional photographer Warren Millar. The exhibition will run until

Photographs by Warren Millar