Orb Community Arts is an exciting and innovative project that provides a supportive creative and educational space for vulnerable
individuals. With a positive mental health ethos focusing on self-worth, confidence building and skill
development, Orb offers an unpressured environment in which to exchange ideas and become part of the wider community.
Incorporating its own music studio, art room and computer suite, Orb provides a whole spectrum
of opportunities for people to express and further themselves in a way that reflects their own inspirations and
aspirations. With access to professional sound and lighting equipment and its own staging, Orb also
regularly supports and promotes a wide variety of local events, emphasising service user involvement
and providing a showcase for their talents.
Based in Knaresborough but active throughout the Harrogate District and the whole of Yorkshire, Orb is committed to social inclusion and working within the community. As such its active Volunteer Programme also offers people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to get involved, share their skills and develop new ones in an environment that recognises the worth in everyone.
Latest from the BlogOrb’s Christmas Cabaret, December 2016: a review by Mike W, our newest volunteer.
Back in the day, when I first moved to London full of hopes, dreams and naivety, I would often go to Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park on a Sunday afternoon. From memory, there would always be a good crowd – tourists mainly, but it didn’t take long to start noticing the odd familiar face. Some […] Read more
Orb’s Halloween celebration: a review by Diane
Our thanks to Diane for writing this review. It was a real pleasure to visit the Orb Community Centre to be present at their musical celebration of Halloween. Our excellent DJ Jim got us in the mood, with suitable Halloween-inspired tracks. This was followed by a stunning performance by Mr. Charles Hardy. Charles is a superb guitarist. He also […] Read more
Orb Community Arts takes over Harrogate Library, to celebrate World Mental Health Day 2015
World Mental Health Day, which takes place this month, presents an opportunity for all of us to reflect upon mental ill-health, to think about how we can best fight against stigma and prejudice, and to discover what is being done to promote mental well-being for everybody. To mark the occasion, Orb Community Arts made the […] Read more