Write to us at: The d.@rt Centre, Wildern Lane, Hedge End, SO30 4EJ

Email us at: community@wildern.org

Talk to us on: 01489 779471


Laura Day - Arts Centre Manager Having spent 15 years working in the corporate world I decided to follow my passion for the Arts and completed a BA and MA in Fine Art at Winchester School of Art as a mature student. I then spent six years working as a freelance artist/educator.  This involved a variety of community-based outreach and engagement programmes in education settings, art galleries and charities across the South Coast including Winchester School of Art, John Hansard Gallery, Hampshire Cultural Trust and the Hampshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service. I have a true passion for helping to encourage and support local communities to access the arts and to realise their creative potential.  I am really excited to have joined the Wildern Academy Trust and am looking forward to taking the d.@rt Centre into its next chapter. 


Anita Richmond - Evening Receptionist/Front of House 


Amy Williams - Saturday Receptionist/Front of House 


Suzanne Watson - Community Coordinator Suzanne is the Community coordinator based in the d.@rt centre but also working alongside partners in the wider community. Suzanne has worked at the d.@rt Centre for 15 years and during that time has seen the centre grow into a thriving community space that reaches out to all age groups. Suzanne works closely with the team developing activities, particularly for the most vulnerable in our area and leads the elders groups that are held at the d.@rt. Suzanne also applies for grant funding to support all community activities and in the wider community is chair of the local Youth Partnership focusing on the health and wellbeing of local young people.