THE Caversham Arts Trail is coming back for its ninth year.

Artists will be welcoming members of the public to view their work on May 11, 12, 18 and 19.

Admission is free and all venues are open from 11am–5pm.

This year, the trail will include 14 venues across Caversham and Emmer Green, with 27 artists taking part.

Many of the artists are familiar faces but there are many new participants including a new ceramic artist, local vintage clothes seller and four new painters.

The trail gives visitors the opportunity to meet the artists in their own homes and studios, learn about their techniques through demonstrations and buy work directly from them.

Unlike many other arts trails, the Caversham Trail is special in that almost all of the venues are in the artists’ homes and gardens.

There will be a huge variety of work on display including ceramics, painting, collage, stained glass, book binding, handmade chairs, woven textiles, printmaking, designer jewellery, sculpture, plant structures and plants – with something to suit all tastes.

In addition, visitors will be able to enjoy a slice of homemade cake and a cup of tea at most venues.

Details of all artists can be found on the website, where there will be a map of the trail to download.

Much of the trail is walkable and on local cycle routes.

Visitors can also follow the trail on Facebook at, Twitter at and Instagram at

Caversham Arts Trail is pleased to be supporting two local charities – Sue Ryder and The Royal Berkshire Hospital Charity.