Clarborough & Welham Community
near Retford, Bassetlaw
North Nottinghamshire
United Kingdom

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July 2019

With closure of county-funded Retford Tourist information facilities in early 2014, Retford Business Forum initiated discussions seeking alternative provision.

The result is Retford Hub which opened in May 2015.  It not only provides Tourist Information for Retford and the local area  but also a wide range of local artisan and art-focused products and facilities.

John Harris is now Retford Hub’s resident artist. Click on John’s photo for much more.

Be quick to see the current art exhibition of Sutton Art Groups work – a wide display of local affordable art. Then from 17th May we were excited to present the works of Amina Khan, a well-known artist and art teacher from Gainsborough. These vibrant & colourful pieces are not to be missed. Click on poster for more about Amina...

Our events programme for August, 2019:

‘Scrap Saturday’, an all-day event making cards in aid of Bassetlaw Hospice, run by Louise, is on Saturday 10th August, and costs just £5 per person. Amina Khan returns to the Hub to run her ever-popular children’s summer art classes on August 12 & 13th this year to create fish from recycled pop bottles and paint, a really exciting activity. Don’t forget Lego Club on 17th August from 1.30, mostly for the kids but also for young-at-heart adults to join in!

The Pilgrim Museum is open daily throughout the school holidays, and, as well as displays and exhibits there are activity sheets for the children to enjoy. Find out about our preparations for the 2020 celebrations, including John Harris, our resident artist, who is working on a very exciting project. Seek him out in his studio to discover a professional artist at work. Contact The Hub or John for more information.

Friday 2nd August will mark the end of our exhibition ‘Peripheral Vision’ by Garry Ashton, and we will be holding a Summer Soirée from 7pm where you will be able to meet Gary to discover some of the inspiration and stories behind some of the works. In addition, you will be able to meet some of the team behind The Hub and find out more about its future development. Please let us know if you wish to attend, either via the shop or email

The following week we welcome a new exhibition by Annie Turner, a resident Hub artist. This exhibition runs until 14th September when Derek Spence, well known to many through his art teaching, returns with an exciting new exhibition of his works. Click here for more on Annie Turner...

The following dates all apply to August, 2019:

Every Thursday: Drop-In Art with Cath 13:00
Friday 2nd Summer Soirée 19:00
Saturday 3rd Watercolour with Jennie 12:30
Saturday 10th ‘Scrap Saturday’ including Parent & Child Craft 10:00-16:00
Monday 12th Kids’ Summer Art 10:00 – 12:00
Tuesday 13th Kids’ Summer Art 10:00 – 12:00
Weds 14th Retford Mayflower W.I. 19:00
Saturday 17th Lego Club 13:00 (Subject to change)

All courses to be booked via a Facebook message or Louise 07880 948 941

From 7th July to 11th August 2018, Dave Woollass exhibited at The Hub. more here...

Retford Hub’s September 2018 Press Release including Retford Heritage Day activities.

Retford Hub’s July 2018 Press Release with summer activities for the whole family.

Christine Howard’s exhibition, entitled ‘Hive’ runs from 26th May to 30th June, 2018. To find out more, click here...

Retired local art teacher Derrick Spence had an exhibition of animal artwork at The Hub from 14th April to 19th May, 2018. Find out more here...

Following Carol Easton’s exciting sole exhibition over the Christmas period, January 2018 sees the opening of a Group Exhibition at The Hub in Retford.
Westhill Art Group Over 60’s was formed about ten years ago by local self- taught artist, Norma Spurdens, as a leisure activity for retired people in the Ordsall area.
For more click on the picture on the left.

Make Friends with The Hub, plus April activities.

Innovative multimedia exhibition at RETFORD HUB - Carol Eason (24 November - early January, 2018)

RETFORD ARTS FESTIVAL was held between 27th & 29th May, 2017 - read more about the Festival here...

Also, another local artist signed up for Retford’s 2017 Arts Festival:

Polly Warren


Retford Hub is located at 11, Churchgate, just off The Square, in central Retford. The Hub is a voluntary organisation that is led by Chris Daniels. Contact details are:


or The Hub on 01777 860 414