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Forest Arts Centre

Old Milton Road
New Milton, Hampshire BH25 6DS United Kingdom

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01425 619983

Forest Arts Centre 

Forest Arts has been the creative heart of New Milton for nearly 50 years. Our programme of entertainment includes some of the most exciting touring musicians, stand-up comedy, fortnightly film screenings, talks and community events.

Our Green Room café/bar is also a gallery and our annual open exhibition is a place where artists we’ve nurtured in our classes and workshops can display their work too. Visit during the day and you’ll find our building full of people who are learning something new – whether that’s ballet, art or stone carving; the classes and workshops continue into the evening – ensuring that as many people as possible make the best use of our facilities.

Meet the team

We are a small, friendly team here at Forest Arts. We love meeting with and talking to our regular customers and also welcoming new customers to our arts centre.   Run by Hampshire Cultural Trust which was established as an independent charity in 2014. This organisation promote Hampshire as a county that offers outstanding cultural experiences to both its residents and visitors. From museums to galleries to arts centres, we manage and support 26 venues across the county.
We run a huge variety of workshops, classes, events and projects for both young and old, in schools and in communities, with particular emphasis on reaching people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged and would not normally be able to access arts and culture. In addition, we care for 2.5 million objects that relate to Hampshire’s rich and internationally important cultural heritage.

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