Activities and Groups for Young People

Take Over Cafe

We’re temporarily closing Take Over Cafe for refurbishment. We’re going to be working hard over the coming weeks to improve the drop in space and make sure it is the best it can be. Watch this space for the re-launch of Take Over Cafe, a bi-monthly drop in space for 12-17 yr olds, tackling mental health issues and isolation through the arts. We should be back up and running with new and improved creative opportunities within the next few weeks!

The Take Over Café is run by a group of young volunteers and aims to provide a safe, creative space for young people to relax, meet new friends, get creative and enjoy wholesome food.

The Take Over Café offers a safe and supportive environment for those aged 12 to 17 to discuss ideas about mental health, reduce stigma and improve wellbeing.  We aim to support those who are struggling at home or in school, those who may experience bullying or social isolation and provide an inclusive, non-judgemental space where everyone is valued.

The evenings comprise of different craft activities such as jewellery making, batik, painting and more unusual things like making pet rocks.  We’ll have plenty of quizzes, team games and activities. If that doesn’t sound like your thing, you’re welcome to come along just to chill out, listen to music, play games or even watch a film. An evening meal is also provided, where everyone sits down together and has chance to relax and chat.

Every first and third Thursday of each month

6pm – 9pm

£1.50 per person. This fee includes all craft materials and a homemade meal.

For more information please contact Jonathan at:

Saturday Art Monsters Kids Club

Art Monsters runs monthly at Inkwell’s weekend cafe. Every last Saturday of the month at 1.30pm the Art monsters team bring out the glue, glitter and array of colourful art materials to a group of 6-12 year olds to encourage play and creative learning.

Art Monsters welcomes all children who love making stuff, having fun and getting messy! Themed around various subjects ( often topical or seasonal) the sessions are designed to allow children to discover and learn about subjects in an interesting, colourful and tactile way.

Every last Saturday of the month

1.30pm -3.30pm

Cost £4 per child

Ages 6 -12

  • please note parents and guardians must not leave the premises while the workshop is running.

Find out what’s on…….

Download our Jan – Nov 2018 Art Monsters Activity Programme