The Loft

The Loft 

A space to meet, to learn, to participate, to create and be inspired.

Read more about our creative classes here

Life Drawing Sessions

Mondays 6:30 - 8:30pm & Wednesdays 10am - 12noon 
An informal class of drawing the human form. A great way to learn and improve skills in a bright and comfortable setting. Please bring your own drawing materials. 
Rachel Cowell (Ginger moo) will be offering five Life Drawing sessions in The Loft focused on learning and experimenting with new materials and gaining more skills for people regardless of ability or previous experience.
The classes will be held on the following dates:
Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm: 11, 18, 25 September, 2 & 9 October then 30 October, 6, 13, 20 & 27 November
Wednesdays from 10:00-12:00pm: 13, 20, 27 September, 4, 11 October then 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 November.
Admission is £12 per session or £10 per session per half term.  
Age 16+

Creative Writing Workshop: Writing Stories for Magazines

Wednesdays 2pm-4pm 10, 17, 24 January and 7,14, 21 February
A six-week course marking the Hawth’s 30th anniversary.

Have you always wanted to find the time to write? Do you love words and feel you’ve got stories inside you? This course will give you lots of writing practice, and teach you a wide range of techniques.
We’ll work towards producing a collection of stories ready for the theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations, drawing inspiration from the place, its people and its history.
And don’t worry - there'll be lots of help in getting your story ‘polished up’ ready for publication on the website. Alison Carter's stories and serials appear at least weekly in UK magazines, and she teaches the craft across the south of England.

Ukulele Lessons with Mark Orchin

Saturdays 25 November and 9 December
Learn the basics of the instrument, how to play in a group and have fun on Saturdays 10am - 10.45am (beginners), 11am-11.45am (improvers). Suitable ages 16+.
Mark has a wealth of experience in teaching people of all ages and abilities as well as performing in bands including Touchstone.
£7.50 per session.

Sewing Workshop

Sat 9 December 1pm-5pm

Would you like to be creative for a few hours, whilst relaxing and having a chat? Be part of The Hawth’s very own pop up sewing group led by Diane Carney. Come along with nothing more than a bit of enthusiasm and you too could be the proud owner of a unique bag, make-up bag, cushion, gadget case, to name but a few of the projects on offer for you to make by hand. All fabric, needles, threads, pins, zips etc will be provided.

£20 per session. Please pay on the day.


If you interested in running a class or hiring The Loft, please call 01293 859949

Find Us

The Hawth,
Hawth Avenue, Crawley
RH10 6YZ