What we do
Radiant is a creative hub where artists, scientists science, events designers and food practitioners develop extraordinary events, experiences and art works.
We mainly do this by working alongside children and young people, developing their skills and knowledge so that they make most of the creative decisions about the building – including the art works we show in the gallery, and the lectures, events, and “happenings” that go on here.
Converted in Summer 2014 from an abandoned bank, Radiant is a gallery, studio space, office full of creatives, bistro, and teaching space. The place is inhabited by a whole range of people who believe in sparking positive change through creativity.
Effervescent is the lead organisation here. Effervescent is a creative engagement laboratory which researches how art and creativity can create positive change to make our communities happier, kinder, gentler places: we research what can be achieved, and exactly what is required to make that happen. We share this knowledge with other people working in the health, community, education and arts fields so that gradually things become better everywhere.
Everyone is welcome at Radiant: our licensed bistro/tea parlour, RumpusCosy, is open seven days a week and provides freshly produced, high quality cakes, lunches, suppers and drinks. Half of our RumpusCosy staff are the grown-up versions of children and young people we have worked with in arts projects in the last four or five years. All of the profits we generate in RumpusCosy helps Effervescent to continue our work with children and young people.
The gallery is refreshed every two to three months with a new show which is devised and created by local people but which contains work by local, UK-based and international artists. Find out what’s on now or browse our previous events. Our studio space hosts a range of dance, yoga, drama, music and other workshops every week, and is also a space where we host events and conferences.
We welcome approaches from other artists, researchers, scientists and professionals who find the place interesting: just give us a call on 01752 227448. Find out more about hiring Radiant.
Radiant and RumpusCosy are fully wheel-chair accessible and have an onsite wheelchair accessible toilet.