We provide PechaKucha Nights, film nights, pop-up shops, public art and an annual free-to-attend two-day festival of art, music and creative activities. Check out our past events and collaborations below. We encourage young people, newcomers to the area and long-term residents to come together, get involved in activities and see a positive future in the town, with viable job opportunities and a stimulating environment in which to live, work and have fun.

Future Takeover 23

We partnered with Collusion to deliver two days of workshops that introduced new creative technologies to artists.

Five questions for creatives

Our regular series of articles where we ask creatives the same five questions about their careers, habits and top tips.

Marvellous Melodies

A musical journey through time from medieval sackbutt's to 60s rock'n'roll.
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St Neots Micro Festival

Neotists Presents… the second St Neots Micro Festival, held on the market square in September 2023.

The People’s Republic of St Neots

A podcast celebrating the people that make St Neots a wonderful place to live, work and play.


In this first series of 13 interviews with asked each creative the same three questions.

Market Marvels

Our regular offering of outdoor performances and creative activities twice a month in the market square.

Neotists Presents…

Neotists Presents is a programme of arts and music on St Neots Market Square running from July to October 2023.

St Neots Festival

Neotists worked together with the community to create the first St Neots Festival in 2023.

St Neots Library art installation

An art project that updates the interior of St Neots Library.

Kitchen Sink Big Band

Led by Associate Musical Director of Hamilton Chris Hatt and music teacher Ben Pitt the one-day workshop welcomed family groups of all musical abilities

Mural — Bridging communities in St Neots

A community mural measuring 47 metres that spans the inside of the walkway of the bridge that crosses the railway in St Neots.

St Neots Pumpkin Hunt

During the COVID-19 pandemic that began in 2019 it was essential to keep a sense of community in St Neots.

You, Me & Cold War Steve

As part of You, Me & Cold War Steve — the International Exhibition of the People, 23 CWS classic prints will be on show for a limited time at the Art & Soul Cafe

Marble Mania

Marble Mania is a collaborative project between the St Neots Museum, local creative community in St Neots.

Pedestrian and cycle bridge

Neotists co-founder Richard Slade was invited to sit on the St Neots Masterplan steering group and provide a voice for the creative community in the town.

Town bridge art project

In 2019 we sought permission from Cambridge County Council and their highways representatives to paint the twelve columns as a way to energise the underpass
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Future Takeover

Future Takeover was a research project that was commissioned by the St Neots Masterplan steering group.
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Faces of St Neots

This community art project invited the residents of St Neots to create portraits of themselves and each other for display at the gallery space at Love’s Farm House community centre

Connecting Cambridgeshire

St Neots has an opportunity to become one of the UK’s first smart market towns and lead the way for other market towns in Cambridgeshire.

Tension | Release

In June 2018, property developer Urban&Civic approached Neotists to provide a workshop as part of an outdoor cinema event at Alconbury Weald

Music in the Museum

We held our first musical event in July, called Music at the Museum. St Neots Museum kindly agreed to host the event and our first band was harmony-driven folk duo Paul Creane and Paula Cox

Pop-up shops: Half-term creative

Following the success of our first pop-up shop in November 2017 we were again given the opportunity to use an empty shop

St Neots Masterplan

Neotist co-founder, Richard Slade was asked to visualise some of the key projects for the steering group to help them start discussions about these projects in more detail.

Pop-up shops: Creative Christmas

We were delighted when the new owners contacted us to ask if we knew of anyone who could use the downstairs shop as they didn't need it.

Data visualisation: A crime map of Cambridgeshire

A project by one of our members to capture crime figures in the county and projecting them on to a map, by council ward, using an online tool.

St Neots Film Festival

Our film festival hosted by the local cinema ran for three years from 2016 with entires from regional filmmakers and local residents.
Fantastical Blitz Day

Fantastical blitz day

Neotists members and the St Neots Museum teamed up with Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination for their first Fantastical Blitz Day.
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PechaKucha St Neots

PechaKucha St Neots started in 2015 and has featured a wide range of speakers from many different disciplines including science, art, design, photography, fashion, architecture, mental health and sport.

Meetups for St Neots creatives

We hold regular meetups for St Neots creatives where members can meet each other and network.
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Love’s Farm House gallery

Our aim is to support local creatives in the St Neots and Huntingdon area and part of how we achieve this is by offering artists, photographers and designers a space to exhibit their work at a local community centre
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The Big Draw

We've hosted The Big Draw three times in St Neots, the first on in 2014 in Barford Road Pocket Park.
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St Neots film club

St Neots Film Club shows independent films from niche directors to a local audience, with the opportunity for discussion once the film has finished.

Chubby Wax Crayons

Chubby Wax Crayons is a project by artist Paul Muir and is a collection of work produced over a three year period whilst visiting a psychoanalyst.
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St Neots Jelly

St Neots Jelly is a casual co-working event, where freelancers, home workers and people running small businesses meet up in order to get out of their normal space
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Life drawing

The St Neots life drawing class was held at Love's Farm House on the first Sunday of the month and led by artist Stephen Molyneaux until the classes finished in 2020.

Records and Wreaths

Records and Wreaths is a workshop created by Neotist, Clair Slade around a simple idea – decorate your own Christmas wreath whilst listening to your favourite vinyl record.