The Loft

The Loft 

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

Look out for details of classes, courses and workshops throughout the year.

Life Drawing Sessions
Mondays 6:30pm - 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 6th March, 13th March, 20th March, 27th March and 3rd April.

Wednesdays 8th March, 15th March, 22nd March, 29th March and 5th April.

Admission is £12 per session or £10 per session if you block book all five. Click here to book. 

Creative Writing Group
Bi-weekly Tuesday 16th May - Tuesday 25th July 2017 10:00-12:00

We are excited to announce our new venture with Alison Carter offering a bi-weekly Writing Group here at The Hawth.

The sessions will take place from 10am-12 on a Tuesday in Cafe Vita and cost £5 for a ticket. A drink of tea or coffee will be included within the ticket price. Tickets will go on sale from Tuesday 2nd May. 

We believe this will be a fantastic opportunity to meet/keep in touch with fellow creative writers, support each other in the writing process and receive guidance from Alison on a regular basis. 

The dates of these sessions are as follows: Tuesday 16th May, Tuesday 30th May, Tuesday 13th June, Tuesday 27th June, Tuesday 11th July and Tuesday 25th July. 

Alison Carter publishes hundreds of stories and serials a year in women’s magazines, plus articles about writing in the trade press. She teaches the craft regularly at The Hawth, at the offices of ‘The People’s Friend’ in Fleet Street, and in courses in Haywards Heath and elsewhere.


Ukulele Lessons
Range of Saturdays 10:00-10:45am (Beginners) 11:00-11:45am (Improvers)

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to play the instrument of the moment, the ukulele, here at The Hawth Theatre. The course will offer students the chance to learn the basics of the instrument, how to play within a group and enjoy making music, while also learning some of the basic principles of modern music making. Participants must be 13+ in age.

Our instructor, Mark Orchin has over twenty-five years of teaching experience under his belt, and has performed as a guitarist since 1989, recording and releasing five albums in addition to performing at the Hawth Folk Festival for twenty-five consecutive years.

We are offering a taster session on Saturday 29th April 2017 (some instuments provided) for £5.

The course will then take place over the following dates: 6th May, 20th May, 10th June, 1st July, 15th July & 29th July 2017. Admission is £7.50 per lesson.


Film School: Storytelling and Film Workshops
Sun 7 May 10am-5pm & Mon 8, Wed 10, Fri 12 May 2pm-4pm

Creative media teacher John Shoults offers the opportunity to learn about developing imaginative ideas for film, how to tell a story, industry and screenwriting conventions and shoot a short film of your own. Places limited.

Come along for the Sunday session or cover the same topics in the 2 hour sessions
Narrative conventions: what makes a good story? (8 May)
Thinking visually: how to create a screenplay? (10 May)
Film-making conventions: shooting a short 15 second film (12 May).

Suitable for ages 18+

Part of WORDfest Crawley
Tickets: Free available in advance


Elements @ The Loft
Open fortnightly from Saturday 14 January 10am-3pm

Elements Beauty & Holistic Centre are proud to present their team of talented independent Holistic therapists. Our range of complementary and alternative services for Mind, Body and Soul include Tarot card readings, reiki, massage, and much more all under one roof.
Everyone is welcome, please pop by for a chat.
* £15 per treatment or 3 treatments for £40
Call  07468 420 788 or visit
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If you interested in hiring The Loft please call 01293 859949

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The Hawth,
Hawth Avenue, Crawley
RH10 6YZ