A YMCA pilot scheme – The Place To Be offers not only a delightful workshop space for local artists and craftspeople, but it also acts as gift shop open to the public.
Situated in Astley Walk – previously York Place shopping arcade – the unit The Place To Be occupies had lay empty for years but was completely transformed into a light open area and opened in June 2017.
Adult workshops including sewing, crochet, drawing and photography take place during term time and children’s activities are held during school holidays.
The majority of the workshops are run by people local to Staffordshire and have included artists and craftspeople from Spode Studios and Middleport Pottery, who also sell their handmade items in the gift shop.
THE PLACE TO BE HAS NOW CLOSED.