HM Queen Elizabeth II


A portrait of Queen Elizabeth II looking thoughtful as she gazes out of her carriage window. Drawn by Artist and Director of Art at the Heart CIC, Kamaljit Suman, in graphite.

Our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family at this time and our grateful thanks for Her Late Majesty’s long and dutiful service to the Nation.

Arts Award Centre
Award Winning Expertise
TES FE Award for Outstanding Innovation in Teaching & Learning 2011 (FEED Initiative)
Best Practice

Inspired by FEED Model: ‘Sharing Innovative Approaches and Overcoming Barriers in 16-19…’ Nfer/DfE, April 2015

HAF Activities Programme

Combating inequality through creative and cultural education

We empower young people to smash through glass ceilings. Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. We help young people to dream big encouraging the youth of today to become the change makers of tomorrow.

Firmly grounded in 30 years of creative arts education practice, with award winning results, we are now working hard in the community to address the two key societal challenges of the day–inequality and poor wellbeing.

Find out how you can tap into the arts to address both of these challenges.

DSC_5265 copy


Take part in fun activities and learn new skills. Workshops are designed to develop curiosity and build self-confidence, while supporting wellbeing.

Activities are free for children eligible for benefits-related free school meals. There are also paid places available for non-eligible children. A healthy FREE lunch is included with each fun-packed session for everybody.

We’re also working with The Core to provide some of their film-related HAF drawing activities, which can be booked through the Core’s website. These vary slightly in times, etc. Please click here for details and booking. 

Workshop Programme

View All
Art Club Gallery Artwork of a colourful toucan
Art Club / ArtLab (combined after school session) Sept-Dec 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Core, The Courtyard Gallery, Solihull

Age Guide: 7-13 Give your child the gift of art and boost your child’s creativity, confidence, wellbeing, resilience and problem-solving skills.  Art Club uses...

Youth Arts branding
Youth Arts Sept-Dec 2022
6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
The Core, The Courtyard Gallery, Solihull

Age Guide: 13+ Youth Arts – a place to experiment, express and make art about things that matter to you (be it climate change,...

Our Voices Heard

Birmingham is a diverse, vibrant and young city full of people from all backgrounds. The future of the city depends on what we do now to nurture our children and young people. ‘Our Voices Heard’ is a creative listening exercise designed to give confidence to diverse groups in sharing experiences of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme.



Nima Javan Healing Refugee Week 2022

Refugee Week: Solihull Welcomes

Celebrate Refugee Week in Solihull!

Help us create a giant artwork for Refugee week based on this year’s theme of ‘healing’

This event has been organised by Solihull Council and a range of other organisations that work with newly arrived and refugee communities.

Solihull Welcomes will take place on Wednesday 22nd June at The Core between 12pm and 6pm. It will be a celebration of Solihull as a welcoming borough for people from all over the world who are in need and require sanctuary. Guests will be treated to an afternoon of music, arts, poetry and theatre from around the world

Image by Nima Javan for Refugee Week

commitment to accessibility

Family friendly arts activities at easily accessible venues

Art at the Heart is committed to making our arts activities accessible for all. The venues from which we operate are carefully selected to be family friendly, with easy access for buggies and wheelchair users. All have baby-changing and easy access facilities, with access to drinking water, with some venues offering refreshments. 

The Courtyard Gallery in The Core, Solihull has additional seating available on request if required. If arriving by car, there is lift access from the subterranean car park to gallery level as well as ramp access from Homer Road.

Langley Primary School has free parking outside with a slight ramp to access The Hive.

If you have enquiries/worries or suggestions about facilities, please do make sure to contact us at or telephone 07772 319303

Get the latest on our upcoming events