Forest Arts has been the creative heart of New Milton for nearly 50 years. Our programme of entertainment includes some of the most exciting touring musicians, stand-up comedy, fortnightly film screenings, talks and community events.

Our Green Room café/bar is also a gallery and our annual open exhibition is a place where artists we’ve nurtured in our classes and workshops can display their work too. Visit during the day and you’ll find our building full of people who are learning something new – whether that’s ballet, art or stone carving; the classes and workshops continue into the evening – ensuring that as many people as possible make the best use of our facilities.

Meet the team

We are a small, friendly team here at Forest Arts. We love meeting with and talking to our regular customers and also welcoming new customers to our arts centre.

Staff

John Creedy
John Creedy
Administrator
Helen Cundy
Helen Cundy
Arts Centre Director
Nicci Shepherd
Nicci Shepherd
Marketing Officer
Suzy Needle
Suzy Needle
Operations Coordinator
Toni Kearl
Admin Assistant
Lucy Kelleher
Admin Assistant
Richard Timbs
Cleaner