lady-maisery-promo-news lady-maisery-new-newsTalented vocal trio Lady Maisery, will be touring their hotly anticipated third album ‘Cycle’, performing upstairs at the Chapel on Saturday 19th November, 8pm.

With their unique approach to harmony singing and thoughtful, striking arrangements of both traditional repertoire and original compositions, Lady Maisery are skilful explorers of the power, beauty and vitality of folk song. Each member is also an accomplished instrumentalist, creating a rich tapestry of fiddle, banjo, harp, concertina, accordion and foot percussion.

Nominated for the ‘Horizon’ BBC Folk Award 2012 and for ‘Best Debut’ at the Spiral Awards 2012.   ‘Lady Maisery are women with ideas, purpose and urgency…powerful, enthralling work’ ★★★★★ SONGLINES.   ‘Three of the most vibrant, young talents of the new British Folk Wave’ MOJO.   ★★★★★ THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Tickets £14 available from The Art Shop & Chapel or online here.  Read more on our events page.

 

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On Friday 16th September, the evening before the opening of the Abergavenny Food Festival, join us for a celebratory feast and wine tasting with our wine merchant, Ben Llewelyn, of Carte Blanche Wines.

£55 with a wine tasting paired to every course. For booking 01873 736430.

The arrival of Autumn is a clarion call to all true lovers of food to come together and enjoy one last gastronomic frenzy. This is the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. With the Autumn harvest – vegetables, fruits and seeds from hedgerow and garden – we stock up our larder, foraging, pickling and preserving to prepare breakfasts, lunches, suppers and produce for our shop and café.

Our Chapel Kitchen will be open all festival weekend 17-18th Sept. See our kitchen page for sample menus.

 

newsCome and join us in celebration of the National Eisteddfod in Abergavenny this year…with poets, writers, critics, artists, makers, musicians & singers. Events being held at The Art Shop and at the Chapel. The Chapel kitchen will be serving food all day everyday of the festival 10am-5pm. Visit our events page

 

web 3Our next exhibition opening upstairs at the Chapel will be

‘Fin River Swift’ by Julian Meredith

on Friday 13th May 7pm

Large scale wood block prints on elm planks.

Julian will be running a series of Wood Block Printing Workshops throughout the Exhibtion. We are taking names for further dates. Read more here.

1 362kat 3kat 23 362We had a wonderful response to Owen Parry’s exhibition of old, rare, tribal rugs and textiles last weekend. The light and airy space upstairs at the Chapel provided the perfect backdrop to these stunning textiles. Owen was on hand to offer his incredible knowledge of the weaving traditions and origins of individual pieces. We hope he will come again next year.

Visit our events page to see all our forthcoming concerts, exhibitions and workshops at the Chapel.

STOP PRESS!

Dear Children, we are not holding workshops with Denni Dennis on…

Saturday 30th April & Saturday 14th May

…but see you all on

Saturday 7th May & then Saturday 21st May onwards

Read more about Denni’s workshop here

 

 

web imageCome & join us for a private view of OLD, RARE & BEAUTIFUL TRIBAL RUGS & TEXTILES on

Thursday 28th April 7-9pm at the Chapel, Market Street

The exhibition will continue all day Friday 29th & Saturday 30th April 10am-5pm

Owen Parry is a dealer, buying and selling, restoring and conserving for collectors, decorators and dealers. He has a fine knowledge and love of the weaving traditions of nomadic tribes, enabling him to specialise in pieces of rarity and beauty which are fast disappearing from the open market. Owen started as a repairer at the respected Lannowe Restoration Studio. He had the rare opportunity to handle and work on some of the best examples of early classical pieces and top quality tribal material on the market.

Owen exhibits several times a year in London and San Francisco and is a regular exhibitor around the world: ACOR (American Conference of Oriental Rugs); ICOC (International Conference of Oriental Rugs); Hali Fair (London); Sartirana (Italy); KARMA (Kensington Rug Merchants Association, London); LARTA (London Antique Rug and Textile Arts); Arts (San Francisco). He has had several articles published in HALI magazine.

The textiles and rugs are for sale.