Community Hub

Wac Arts is based at Hampstead Town Hall, a converted and expanded 19th and early 20th century municipal building, five minutes walk from Belsize Park Tube Station. The Town Hall is a much-loved landmark which local people fought to keep in public use. The charity therefore strives to provide a range of open access activities for local people partly delivered by Wac Arts and partly delivered through the organisations resident in the building such as the University of the Third Age. This is reflected in the charity’s policy to offer a range of discounts on studio hire for Camden-based groups and residents. Wac Arts also provides a range of projects for local children and young people such as after school clubs and holiday play schemes.

Wac Arts works closely with the local community to ensure that the Town Hall is a centre of local activities and cultural events. Many local residents engage in the organisation’s social activities (such as the Hampstead Film Society or Community Choir), or hire event space (for weddings or other functions). Wac Arts also provides office space and services for charities and other local organisations:

  • U3A (The University of the 3rd Age)(www.u3alondon.org.uk) – The national representative body for the Universities of Third Age (U3As) in the UK.  U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work.
  • Wac Arts College – provides alternative education for 14-19 year olds through a creative arts and media curriculum. The school consolidates over thirty years’ experience of using arts and media education to turn disengaged young peoples’ lives around. (www.WacArtsCollege.co.uk)
  • Akademi: South Asian Dance UK (www.akademi.co.uk) – A registered charity taking South Asian dance into unconventional spaces in the UK.
  • KIDS – Support over 13,500 disabled children, young people and their families every year by delivering over 120 services throughout England. KIDS is unique; there is no other organisation dedicated to providing such an extensive range of services to disabled children and young people, aged 0-25 years, irrespective of their impairment or condition. (www.kids.org.uk)
  • Bedi Law – All aspects of UK and Global immigration advice and applications.
  • Community Force for Change (CFOR) – An organisation providing facilitation and training to resolve conflict, prevent violence and support multicultural societies, promoting creative community leadership both in the UK and internationally. (www.cfor.info)
  • London Gay Men’s Chorus (www.lgmc.org.uk) – An organisation performing a wide variety of music and entertainment.
  • Premium Security Solutions Ltd. – We install and maintain electronic security systems for commercial and residential, this ranges from: CCTV, Intercom, Access Control, Car/Gate Automation and Alarm systems. Tel: 020 3633 3401 and email: info@premiumss.co.uk
  • RTG Wellness – London’s leading office wellness, office massage and Yoga and Pilates service. officewellness@rtgcorporate.co.uk
  • RSPOP UK Processwork UK – RSPOPUK offers seminars, Intensives, worldwork activities and classes throughout the UK open to anyone interested for personal and professional development. contact@processworkuk.org
  • Atrium Café – Our very own cosy and friendly cafe’, offering a wide range of homemade dishes, warming soups, fresh salads, homemade cakes and snacks, together with coffee, teas and a selection of cold drinks! info@atriumcafe.co.uk