Nuneaton’s First Hospital: Public Art Project

Escape Arts are delighted to be working with local artists Spencer Jenkins and Alisha Miller on a public art project based at Manor Hospital, funded through Arts Council England.
We would like to hear from anyone who has memories and experiences to share about the hospital. We would love to hear from both patients and people who worked there too from Nursing staff, Surgeons to Cooks and Porters. If you have pictures that you would be happy for us to share, credited of course, that would be great. To share your stories please email We look forward to hearing from you.

Peace Poppies

Escape Arts are aiming to create a colourful, but fitting Remembrance installation in the window spaces at Debenhams. We invite you to draw, colour, paint or collage individual poppies using any materials and media of your choice to contribute to this important, collective piece of artwork. Your poppy can be up to A4 in size and made from anything you choose.

The poppies can be dropped off at the following collection points:
- Escape Arts & Heritage Centre
- Tesco at the Maybird Centre

To download our Poppy Template Pack, please follow the 'Book Now' link.

The deadline for submissions is Saturday 31st October, we look forward to seeing your work!

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Corona Response Projects

Follow the booking link to head on over to our Corona Response Projects page to see our exciting programme of events to support you during the social distancing period. There's lots more in the pipeline so watch this space!

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Stratford Born & Bred – Brand New Exhibition

Come and join us for this fantastic exhibition where seven local people share their stories of Stratford. Exhibition running until December 2019, open Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm.

Free Lego & Games Cafe

Reopening at the end of February 2020.

Our summer Lego Cafe is back and this time it's bigger and better than ever! Now hosted in the Slaughterhouse and our new outside extension, the Cowshed, we now have more space to let your children's imagination run wild during our FREE Lego and Games cafe.

Youth Cafe

Escape Arts are now hosting a youth cafe, every Thursday and Friday 3:30-5:00pm. Come along and bring your friends, we've got free WiFi and big discounts on food and drink. If you're looking for somewhere to finish your work or somewhere to hang out with friends, this is the place for you!

A Journey Through Time – Permanent Exhibition

Permanent Exhibition - available to view during our opening times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm in our main exhibition space. Let us take you on a Journey Through Time! In living memory, the Old Slaughterhouse is remembered as part of Hensons butchers, but research has shown that the site was also the home of a flax-dressers, a bakers, a shoemakers and even a Tudor pub! Come and explore the vast history of the site, alongside local and global events, with a focus on the Tudor pub.

Lifting the Lid on Stratford’s Loos – Permanent Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - available to view during our opening times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm in our toilet gallery! Escape Arts invite you to their latest, albeit tongue-in-cheek exhibition located in the loo of the Old Slaughterhouse Heritage & Arts Centre. In this small, but perfectly formed space, you shall be made privy to Stratford-upon-Avon’s history of local latrines, head-line making toilet paper and poignant potty protests. From Stratford’s smallest gem, it’s Victorian gent's loo on Ely Street to toilet sit-ins at the heart of the community there is a lot to discover. You can even cast your eye over vintage sanitary-wear and advertisements whilst you ‘spend a penny’.

Yesterday & Today – Photography Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - available to view on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays in our stair gallery. A stunning photography exhibition by Phil Williams, comparing pictures up to 150 years ago to pictures today.

Are You Being Served? – Exhibition

Permanent exhibition - available to view during our opening times on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 1:30-4:30pm in our upstairs gallery. A fascinating look at Stratford's much loved family run businesses that ran the town when our slaughterhouse was still operational.

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