Events and activities Thirteen customers can enjoy from home with ARC Stockton Arts Centre

While the current COVID-19 restrictions mean that ARC can’t reopen their building just yet, they've still got plenty of great arts activity that Thirteen customers can enjoy online from home and will be announcing even more very soon.

7 Apr 2021

From creative sessions for families, to a new exhibition, an online performance film, and our regular adult classes and workshops, there's lots going on.

To book free tickets to any of the events and activities listed here, please use the discount code THRTN£OFFER.

If you have any questions about booking for one of these events please contact the Box Office on 01642 525199 or email and they’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Classes and Workshops

Keep Active at Home
Tuesdays at 10.30am

In this session Leslie will guide you through a series of easy to follow exercises to give you a whole body workout. It's a great way to stay in shape if you’re getting out less because of COVID-19. Adult class delivered via Zoom. More information / book here

Ballet Pilates at Home
Tuesdays at 11.30am

Ballet Pilates gives you the chance to learn and explore a wonderful mix of basic ballet moves and pilates techniques to stretch, tone and mobilise your body. Adult class delivered via Zoom. More information / book here

Wednesdays at 11am

Singers is an informal singing group aimed at people who are looking to improve their confidence, breathing and general health whilst in a fun and social environment. Adult class delivered via Zoom. More information / book here

Creative Writing at Home
Alternate Thursdays at 10am

The perfect place for budding or experienced writers to socialise, share ideas, and most importantly, write. Each session includes a writing prompt to get you on your way, but where you take it is up to you! Adult class delivered via Zoom. More information / book here

Creative Arts and Crafts at Home
Thursdays at 10.30am

In this class you will learn a range of techniques to be able to create something beautiful of your own, or just experiment – even if you have never held a paintbrush! Own materials required. Adult class delivered via Zoom. More information / book here

Saturdays at 11.30am

ARCulele is a fun and exciting band session for ukulele fans, whether you have been plucking away for years or have only just started. Join in and enjoy the many benefits of learning and playing a musical instrument! Own ukulele required. Adult class delivered via Zoom. More information / book here


Bumbling About
Fri 2 Apr (10am) – Fri 9 Apr, age 3-7 years

Meet the unstung heroes of the bee world…

A series of pocket sized online stories and crafts about busy bees. Join Bob and Hannah as they bumble about the plant pots and hedgerows. Who will they meet? What’s the buzz? And will Bob get stung?

It’ll be un-BEE-lievable, really we’re not pollen your leg!

Perfect for 3-7 year olds and their families, you'll be able to watch and join in on ARC's YouTube channel every day from 2-9 April - no need to book! Captions and BSL available for each episode. More information here


A Change of Perspective
Thu 1 – Fri 30 Apr

A Change of Perspective is a project lead by Lizzie Lovejoy, Artist of Change for ARC, meant to explore various views on topics that are prevalent in the North and in the world of Art. This will consist of a podcast, a blog and a series of six exhibitions intended to answer three important questions:

“What Do You Call Home?”

“What Do You Call Family?”

“What Does It Mean To Be Working Class?”

This process is a collaborative one, with local creatives, educators and researchers as well as with members of the community. In our window exhibitions, we want to see the work of local people (in TS and DL postcodes) shared! Do you have a drawing, a photograph or another visually creative piece that answers one of the above questions? Then we would like to see it, and some may be featured in our window and online gallery! Email Lizzie Lovejoy for your chance to be featured and share your unique perspective. More information here


Your Story, My Story, Their Story Now
Thu 8 Apr, 7pm

Join us for an online performance film recorded around secret corners of Stockton and surrounding areas to encounter moments of laughter, loss, kindness and new beginnings, shared by your neighbours – old and new.

Out of photographs, poetic lines, memories, objects and mementos from your neighbours’ lives, stories emerge honouring moments of transformation through past and current challenges.

In an open conversation after the film you will be able to ask questions to the contributors and share, if you wish, a similar experience and thoughts of your own during the online gathering. More information / book here

Talks & Discussions

Cafe Scientifique on Zoom: The Science of Seaweeds
Tue 20 Apr, 7.45pm for an 8pm start

Seaweeds do for our coasts what trees do for our countryside: they provide shelter for wildlife, lock up nutrients for future generations, and act as barriers to protect ecosystems from the never-ending attrition of the winds and the waves. Join this Cafe Scientifique webinar with Dr John Bothwell via Zoom. Contact to obtain the Zoom link information. More information here