Qube delighted to receive emergency grant from Arts Council

Oswestry Community Action (Qube) is delighted to announce it has been awarded Arts Council Emergency Funding in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has been funded using Lottery resources. Qube will use part of this emergency funding to develop and implement a...

Final Call for Arts Open entries!

Oswestry Charity Qube are putting out a final call for artists to enter their annual Open Art Exhibition which is taking part despite Covid19. This popular annual event attracts artists from across the country, with entries reflecting a set theme. Anyone is eligible...

Social Group talks: Diane Monether

With our social groups temporarily suspended at the moment, we’ve invited some of the scheduled guest speakers to tell us a bit about themselves and the incredible work they do. This week we hear from Diane Monether from Shropshire Wildlife Trust: My name is Diane...

Get Creative: Simple Wool Garlands

These wool garlands are a great way to decorate a room and are incredibly simple to make. They also offer the perfect chance to use up all those scrap pieces of wool you may have at home. You can use any type of wool and any colours for this project. Materials: Wool...

Get Creative: Paper poppies

These paper poppies are very quick and easy to make and require very few materials. Make them in any colour or style you like! Materials: Downloadable template Coloured card or paper Floral wire Scissors Hot glue gun (other strong glue can be used) Instructions: Step...

Get Creative: Make a rag quilt without sewing

Here’s a textile project for those who would rather not sew! This rag quilt is fastened together with knots instead of stitching. Give it a go! This tutorial is for a quilt that measures 60 by 70 inches. Materials: Scissors Two feet each of six different fabric...

Get Creative: Create a dinosaur landscape

Create your own dinosaur landscape picture with these templates! Colour in and cut out your chosen dinosaur and plants and set them out on one of the landscape backdrops below. You can stick them down or leave them loose so you can move them around. Don’t worry...

Get Creative: Dinosaur crafts for kids!

Looking for craft ideas for kids? These cardboard dinosaurs are really simple to make! All you will need is cardboard and colouring pens or crayons. Stand them on a shelf, window sill or add string and turn them into a hanging mobile. Instructions Print off one of the...

Get Creative: How to make a string picture

String pictures are a fun and simple way of creating your own wall art. Originally popular in the 1970’s, they have recently made a comeback. They require very few, inexpensive materials – many of which you can find at home or can be recycled – and...

Get Creative: Make a drawstring gift bag

If you’re looking for free sewing patterns for beginners, this is the perfect quick and easy for you to try. Try using a fun fabric that sticks out, recycled fabric or similar that you already have at home. Materials: 2 pieces of main fabric, 18cm x 15cm (7″ x...
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