Krowji Creative Space and The Melting Pot Cafe

The exterior of the Krowji Creative Space building
Krowji Arts Centre is the largest complex of professional artists under one roof in the region. A hub of creativity, it generates huge local and national interest. Located at the Old Grammar School in Redruth, Krowji is Cornwall’s biggest creative cluster. It houses studios, workspaces, offices, the Melting Pot Cafe, meeting rooms and other facilities for a wide range of creative businesses. It is home to a vibrant community of painters, jewellers, furniture makers, ceramicists, textile artists, web designers, theatre companies and musicians as well as several of Cornwall’s key sector agencies such as Creative Skills, FEAST, Cornwall Youth Music Action Zone and Cornwall Film Festival. It aims to raise Cornwall’s reputation for creative excellence.

What you can see and do

The Melting Pot cafe is a lively venue with a unique artistic interior décor which is well worth a visit. The Open Studios events give the public a chance to meet and see/buy the work of up to 50 different creative businesses.

Location

Krowji is on West Park, 5 minutes walk up West End from the town centre past the Fairfield and the Penventon Hotel close to West End car park.

Opening and admission

The licensed Melting Pot cafe on site is open to the public on Mondays to Fridays from 9am to 5pm, serving food and drink; it’s often busy at lunchtimes with tenants and visitors to the site. There are occasional live music and theatre events and you can hire the cafe and its meeting rooms. Contact Ben via the details below. The studios are open to visitors by appointment, and many take part in the annual Cornwall Open Studios season in early summer. (27th May 2017 - 4th June 2017) There is also a pre-Christmas Open Studios and Sale event each year in early December. You can always contact studios individually to make appointments - for more details see the website.

Nearest car or cycle park

There is some car and cycle parking on site at Krowji and the nearest public car park is West End, just 2 minutes walk away.

Distance from Bus or Train

10 minutes walk from the railway station. Buses T1, T2, stop just along the road

Contact Numbers

Krowji: 01209 313200
Melting Pot cafe: 07915 252757 ben@themeltingpotcafe.co.uk
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