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RECYCLING:Please note that our computer recycling operation has changed. Due to the diminishing demand for desktop computers we now only recycle laptops which we use in our charitable activities. Please ring us on 0114 249 5522 or email should you wish to donate laptops as we are not open every day. Thanks : ) If you need to recycle old desktop computers, keyboard, mice, screens etc, please contact Aspire Community Enterprise on 0114 285 3788

At Access Space, people interested in art, design, computers, recycling, music, electronics, photography and meet more like-minded people, share and develop skills and work on creative, enterprising and technical projects.

We operate at a very low cost with a minimal carbon footprint, because we recycle donated computers and use free, open source software. We run drop-in activities and workshops, exhibitions and arts events and have opportunities for volunteering. We also run the Refab Space fabrication facility and an ethical web design service.

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Dr Who Hannah Is - how we travelled through time (1958-2013)

An artist's residency at Access Space - with Liz and Hannah Hall.

Two artists – a mother and daughter explore the creative excitement of a series that saw both journey through their respective childhoods in the company of the Daleks, Davros and the Doctor himself.

Who that self is is part of the adventure, children transform into adults, daughters into mothers, but the Cybermen still roam through the underground of our imagination.

As we approach the 50th Anniversary of Dr Who, the foyer at Access Space becomes the Tardis, a playful scrapbook of ideas, drawings, text, dressing up, and a few exterminations. The only difference being - the foyer is actually smaller on the inside than it looks!

20x20: Tonight's the Night

Friday 13 September is the day of the Access Space 20×20 preview event. Join us from 5:30 onwards to bask in your own brilliance and see the exciting pieces others have been working on. There's more art then ever and plenty of people going.

If you can't make the preview, don't worry, all work will be on display until mid November.

20x20 Preview

There is no law, there is only the board.

The 20x20 exhibition is upon us once more!

It can be any theme and any material, as long as it's 20 inches by 20.

Pick up a board from Access Space for £3.50, or make your own. Let us know if you're planning to submit work.

The deadline for submissions is 10 September and there will be a preview at Access Space on the 13th September. We anticipate the exhibition running through into mid November.

It's an exhibition anyone can participate in, from people who have never had work shown in public to well known artists who regularly exhibit, and it is growing every year.


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