It was a successful future artists day at the Shottermill Club for young people interested in art or music.

Children of all ages enjoyed getting creative with free music taster sessions with drums, guitar and ukelele from the team at Music Works. There were also artistic spray-painting workshops with Marty Farrer-Williams from local art studio, Gallery 13. The result was a fantastic outdoor mural, courtesy of the young talented artists! 

Marty said: “I’m really happy to have an opportunity to take my art onto the streets of Haslemere for the first time as part of a good cause, whilst helping to give young local artists the opportunity to take part in a unique experience.

“The whole idea of the Gallery 13 is to promote local art and help give young artists a stepping stone.” 

The mural in progress
The mural in progress (Haslemere Fringe Festival)

Shottermill Club chairman Dave Marsden added: “We really enjoy partnering with the Haslemere Fringe team and seeing families and new faces at the Shottermill Club.

“We know the outside of the building can be off-putting to some but unfortunately, financing for social clubs is very tight and with such an old building we’ve had to prioritise jobs like fixing the leaky roof over cosmetic work.

“We’d love to improve the look of the building and hope that our new Fringe mural will just be the start - watch this space!” 

The day was hosted as a part of Haslemere Fringe Sessions’ series of events, promoting local emerging and original talent. For more information, visit