Join the Hidden Spire Collective

Since 2020, we’ve been gathering a group of creative people. They came together during lockdown to make art – writing, photography, and drawing – and in 2021 they produced our Hidden Spire show, Atlantis. You can learn more about Atlantis and Hidden Spire here. 

Now, we’re thinking about the future. We’re relaunching this group as the Hidden Spire Collective. 

Who can join? 

Anyone! Membership is open to anybody over the age of 18, who is interested in being creative with others and sharing artwork publicly. 

What will the Hidden Spire Collective do? 

Work together to make publicly shared artworks. This could be anything – poetry readings, plays, musical performances, or art exhibitions. The Hidden Spire Collective will always decide together what kinds of artwork they make. Each project will be facilitated by a Creative Director and led by a visiting professional artist. 

How do I join? 

Fill out this form to express your interest. 

Does it cost money? 

Membership is charged annually based on what you can afford – at £1, £25, £50, or £100. Once you have paid for membership for the year, participation in all Hidden Spire Collective activities (workshops and performances) will be free. 

We value everybody’s creative contributions equally, regardless of how much you pay. However, if at any point you would like to give more money (beyond your membership fee) to support the project, you can also make occasional donations throughout the year. It’s up to you. 

Fees will be payable in person by cash or card at the Old Fire Station box office. 

Do I have to be in the Hidden Spire Collective to be creative at the Old Fire Station? 

No. As well as the Hidden Spire Collective, the Old Fire Station will still offer a separate programme of one-off creative workshops. The Hidden Spire Collective is for those who would like to work towards sharing artwork with the public, for example via performances or exhibitions.