Art studios to open next week

INDEPENDENT artists’ studios will launch in Rotherham next week.

Westgate Chambers Artists Studios and Community Art Space – ROAR’s Art Space – opens on Wednesday, December 7, with an event from 5pm to 9pm.

The opening is a ‘dream come true’, say the small group of professional artists based there, who got together in 2005 to create dedicated work and rehearsal space.

The new centre on Westgate, created with grant funding and sponsorship, is to open with music, drama, poetry and other entertainment on offer.