Welcome to The Ropewalk Website.
The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts housing four gallery spaces, a sculpture garden, coffee shop and facilities for printmaking and room hire.
Ropery Hall is small scale venue for film, theatre, comedy and music.
The centre is situated slightly to the east of the Humber Bridge, on the southern bank of the River Humber. Stretching out towards the bank, at almost a quarter of a mile long, The Ropewalk was initially part of a rope making factory; opening in 1767, the factory eventually closed in 1989.
The Craft Gallery
Pencil shaving cards
Ruth Jackson’s designs began life as drawings and paintings inspired by seaside life in her hometown of Poole in Dorset. It wasn’t long before paintings of ice-cream vans, lollies and 99s, as well as portraits of vegetables from her kitchen garden, became a range of greetings cards, aprons, bags and tea towels. The idea for Ruth’s Pencil Shavings Cards came from her 8 year old son’s pencil case. It was the night before a new term of school and there were an awful lot of blunt pencils to sharpen. Half an hour later the kitchen table was a sea of colourful and rather beautiful pencil shavings. In a moment of inspiration, scissors and glue in hand, the first Pencil Shaving Card was born.
Twink’s July Cartoon
Click on the image above to see Twink Addison’s latest cartoon.
Artsmark For Schools
Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. Click HERE for more information…
Coffee Shop Blog
Click on the image above to read Chris’ Blog