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 are 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 May, 2019:
Saturday 4th May 12:30 Watercolour with Jennie
Tuesday 7th May 12:30 / 18:30 Felting with Jennie
Wednesday 8th May 19:00 Retford Mayflower WI
Thursday 9th May 13:00 Drop-In Art with Cath
Saturday 11th May 10:00 Parent & Child Craft with Louise
Saturday 18th May from 13:00 Lego Club
Saturday 25th May 12:30 Creative Cards with Jennie
Our events programme for June, 2019:
This month Polly Warren will be providing another opportunity to take part in a Linoprinting workshop. Come armed with ideas and she will guide you through to a completed set of prints whilst showing you the techniques required for success. All materials are provided. Polly is a well-known local artist who has specialized in printing for many years and has achieved national acclaim for her prints.
Sat 1st June 10:00 - 16:00 Craft Fair. A variety of stalls to visit. Stalls available.
Tues 4th June 19:30 The Sons of Pitches Live. St Swithun痴 Church
Sat 8th June 10:00 Parent & Child Craft
Sat 8th June 12:30 Watercolour with Jennie
Weds 12th June 19:00 Retford Mayflower WI
Sat 15th June 10:30 Linoprinting with Polly Warren
Sat 22nd June 13:00 Lego Club (Subject to change)
Sat 29th June 13:00 Creative Cards with Jennie
Saturday 29th June until 3rd Aug. Art exhibition by Gary Ashton in the Hub Gallery.
All courses to be booked via a Facebook message or Louise 07880 948 941
Coming to Retford on 6th June, Sons of Pitches for something truly memorable.
Click on ‘Sons of Pitches’ for much more together with booking details.
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:
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