Open Day marks new direction at NANSA’s Artshoproject


An exciting Open Day is being held at NANSA’s Artshoproject on Earlham Road on Friday 23 June, to celebrate a new direction for the project.

The Artshoproject is a well-established fixture at the Earlham House shopping centre on Earlham Road. Its recent revamp means it now offers a new range of upcycling furniture, haberdashery, knitting and crocheting, art books, jewellery and art and craft essentials.

The Open Day will run from 9am to 4pm on Friday 23 June, with an official opening by Radio Norwich Breakfast show host Rob Chandler at midday, refreshments for customers, and a 10% discount on all stock throughout the day to celebrate the new look store.  

"The Open Day on the 23 June will be a great opportunity for customers old and new to look round the revamped shop, meet the team and find some great bargains" said NANSA CEO Ros Czarnowska. "The Artshoproject is a real emporium for creative people and families and we are looking forward to greeting everyone on the day."

The Artshoproject is part of NANSA’s portfolio of retail sites with several NANSA charity shops throughout Norwich and an exciting new flagship shop opening in the city centre in the coming months.  As well as providing vital income for the charity, NANSA shops also give people who use their services access to a supported work experience training initiative called “Train & Trade”.

The Open Day falls within Learning Disability Awareness Week. Running from 19-25 June, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of day-to-day issues faced by people with learning disabilities, as well as sharing the successes of people who have used NANSA. The Artshoproject is an important part of NANSA’s work on this front. NANSA will be lighting up Norwich City Hall on Monday 19 June to celebrate the start of Learning Disability Awareness Week.  

To find out more about the work of NANSA and fundraising or volunteering opportunities, call 01603 414109, or visit 


Gold Patrons