Queens Park Arts Centre

Queens Park Centre is a charity that opened in 1980 in the former Queens Park School, where it is still situated. Originally funded by Buckinghamshire County Council it was run for many years by its first Director, Malcolm Thackwray. From the outset, great importance was placed on 'Arts for All'. A range of arts and crafts workshops were set up on a 'pay as you go' basis, an ethos which still resonates at the Centre today. Volunteer support was also welcomed and tutors with expertise, skills and enthusiasm ran weekly arts and crafts workshops for the benefit of children and adults alike. This meant that affordable opportunities and 'hands on' fun sessions have been continually available to people from Aylesbury and beyond for over 30 years.