A CREATIVE centre is hosting a range of activities, including live music events, exhibitions and craft workshops at its Dovercourt base.

The Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre is releasing a programme which features a range of artistic exhibitions, open mic nights, clothes clinics and sustainable arts and craft workshops. 

There will also be an opportunity for members of the public to take part in a project to create a large textile wall hanging to help decorate the centre. 

The centre is in Main Road. 

The programme will see the launch of an exhibition room which will feature a variety of exhibitions over the coming months.

Exhibitions are free to attend and will include a plethora of work from local, visiting and emerging artists. 

The first exhibition will be with Tendring-based Jack Reid Bunney. 

His show is titled “Fear, stress, disorder and other such fun”. 

There will also be a diverse range of arts and craft workshops, including the weekly clothes clinic.

The clinic will run every Thursday between 10am and noon. 

It will include a clothing repair drop in session where residents can learn how to fix buttons, stitch up tears, repair seams and give old clothes a new lease of life. 

Admission will be £5 with every extra item of clothing costing £2.

Other sustainable workshops taking place will be, bum bag making, scrunchie making, bees wax wraps, reusable face wipes and turning tea towels into aprons.  

Craft cafes will be running every Monday from September 23 and will be a meeting place for people who enjoy creative activities.

The centre is also looking for donations of fabric to assist with the craft cafe. 

The venue will also play host to monthly open mic nights – fronted by popular musician Rosalind Harniess with all levels and styles welcome. 

Michael Offord, of the Harwich Festival, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce the first programme of arts activities at the Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre.

“We have really focused on running activities that people can come along and just take part in, which really fits the ethos of the centre.”

If you have any unwanted remnants at home then drop them off at the centre or call 01255 556517 for collection.

For more details on the craft cafe call Monique de Vlieger on 01255 556517.

You can also visit harwichfestival.co.uk, or drop into the centre.