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At Inch Arts you can get involved in the arts, with the help of Artists, Musicians and Writers who also use the space, whatever your skill level. 

We provide a social and creative space to nurture your talents and 

have fun. Our aim is for you to enjoy yourself and increase your self-confidence. Engaging in the creative arts can have a huge positive impact on your mental health and well-being.

Trooping the Corgis

‘Trooping the Corgis’ Auction raises an incredible £32.5k to support community art projects in Altrincham and artists involved in the project

The ‘Trooping the Corgis’ auction has raised £32.5k to support community art projects in Altrincham and as well as the artists involved in the project. The fifty life-sized Corgis, decorated by artists, community groups and schools, were on display in Altrincham throughout June as part of the town’s Jubilee celebrations.  On Thursday last week they were brought together to be auctioned by Darren Proctor from Happy Radio at the Bowdon Rooms.  ‘Trooping the Corgis’ was organised by Altrincham BID, who produce VisitAltrincham.com, in partnership with Inch Arts, the Altrincham based arts charity which was set up 12-years ago to promote and support positive mental health and wellbeing through creativity.

Jo Cushing from Inch Arts explained; “We are really thrilled that the project has been such a phenomenal success and that the Corgis have captured the hearts of so many people. We would like to thank all of the artists involved who did a brilliant job. We’re look forward to working with the community and creating a legacy through public art projects as a result of this event”.

Mandy White, Altrincham’s BID Manager said; “It has been great to work with Inch Arts and Altrincham’s business community on this project and we are delighted with the outcome.  The project as a whole is a great example of what can be achieved by working in partnership, both in terms of positive profile for the town, encouraging visitor numbers and supporting an organisation which is a valued asset within our community.  The coverage achieved has been local, regional, national and the Corgis have even been mentioned on global websites! We would particularly like to thank Dandara Living, the headline sponsor for their support”.

Proceeds from the auction have been split between the artists who worked on the project and Inch Arts.

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We start 2022 with some exciting news!

Inch Arts have been awarded a substantial grant from Youth Music

to deliver a very exciting new project.


Our project "Hear Me" will run for 12 months, centered around

our new recording studio space.

The participants will be young carers aged between 12 and 25, supported by Trafford Young Carers.


The aim of the project is to help develop the participant's

song-writing, musical vocabulary and studio technical skills,

which will lead to a series of professional recordings.


There will be workshops with inspirational guest artists,

deep dives into the art of lyric writing and plenty of beats, bangs

and studio wizardry!



Through delivering this exciting new project, we hope to

nurture a new pool of confident young musicians who not only feel

at home in our studio but are also able to reach out into their own

circles and help build a wider community of mutually supporting

music makers.




Here is your invite to my ‘finissage’


We saved the Private View until the end of the exhibition in the hope that all restrictions would have ended, but that was unfortunately not to be.


We are still planning a lovely celebratory evening with champagne, canapés, music and of course art. I’m going to hang some new work and hopefully I’ll have finished a new sculpture too! Children welcome.


If you would like to come, please send me a quick note: 07873263271.


Friday 25th June

from 8 -9pm

@inch_arts



Inch Arts

20 Stamford New Road

Altrincham

WA14 1EJ

Updated: May 11, 2021

In honor of the Mental Health Awareness Week initiated by the Mental Health Foundation, we are very happy to announce that we will host Ruth Fildes' first solo art Exhibition, "Don't worry, Mum. I'm fine."


Ruth is an artist who uses oil painting for her work. She specializes in portraits and life drawing. The main goal of her sketches and paintings is to capture the emotions of her subjects.



Her exhibition will take place in our art gallery from 10.05.21-03.07.21.


A percentage of any sales will go towards Mental Health Foundation.


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