New home for vital arts resource

A bank providing vital resources for arts and community groups across Richmondshire has moved into a new home.

The equipment bank, for voluntary and professional groups, has opened for business at the White Rose Community Centre at Catterick Garrison.

It has been under the care of the Catterick Garrison Community Group since its previous base within Middleham with Arts in Richmondshire (AiR) became unavailable.

“It was a sad day when AiR closed after several valuable years service supporting the delivery of the arts and creative industries across the district,” said Chairwoman of Richmondshire Culture, Gillian Howells.

“We were determined that the legacy of its excellent work should continue. Now we have found a good accessible home for the equipment store ensuring it will be maintained and available to hire. Now whether people are planning a conference, festival, pantomime or art exhibition we can help.”

The bank includes lighting, sound, exhibition boards and cases, staging, cinema equipment and other media and can be hired by both amateur and professional organisations and groups.

For more information contact the White Rose Community Centre on 01748 834698 or