Upcoming talks curated by filmmaker, Alastair Laurence…
NICCI GERRARD TUESDAY 7 MAY 7.30pm Donation
On the publication of her important new book What Dementia Teaches Us About Love which grew out of her father’s death from dementia in 2014. Nicci is a writer and campaigner, a novelist and recipient of the 2016 Orwell Prize for Journalism ‘Exposing Britain’s Social Evils’.
A charity event, donations will go to local Dementia Charities.
JUDITH WEIR WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE 7.30pm £10
A British composer whose work ranges widely, from folk music to opera. As the current holder of the 400 year old royal appointment as Master of The Queen’s Music, she has written music for national occasions, mostly recently the 100th anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, attended by the Queen and the German President.
Curating these Conversations is documentary film maker Alastair Laurence. In recent years Alastair has made films about the poets John Betjeman, Philip Larkin and TS Eliot. His film about the friendship of Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan Williams appeared on BBC2 last November.
Booking essential. You can read more and purchase tickets on our events page, or phone 01873 736430 / 852690. The Chapel has a lift for wheelchair access.
James Burnett Stuart
James & Tilla Waters
Clementina van der Walt
After the success of last year’s event at the Chapel, we are hosting another CERAMIC MAKERS’ MARKET in celebration of the Abergavenny Food Festival with a few more names added to the mix.
A rare opportunity to meet the makers. Hand-crafted tableware by outstanding ceramic artists will be on sale upstairs at the Chapel, Market Street.
Open all weekend 15-16 September 10am-5pm
Rachel Ricketts – Lazarus – bronze, butterfly wings & glass dome
Maggie Johnson – Heligan – wool embroidery
Amanda Caines – Necklaces – hand stitched & bound with silver and brass
Still time to catch our Mixed Summer Show ‘Hedgerows & Gardens’ running until 18th August.
Upstairs at THE ART SHOP find paintings, drawings and a collection of exquisite wool embroideries by Maggie Johnson inspired by Elizabethan and Jacobean miniatures.
At the CHAPEL are display cases of jewellery, ceramics and textiles including a new collection of stitched, silver and shed antler jewellery by Amanda & Matt Caines, and mythical mixed media sculptures by Rachel Ricketts.
Kevin McFadden, formerly of St John and the Rochelle Canteen, will be the chef at the Farmer’s Arms when it opens later this Autumn. Until then he is cooking at the Chapel. Join us on Friday and Saturday evenings when Kevin will be cooking small supper menus reflecting the best of the season’s produce. From 7pm, no booking necessary.
CHAPEL KITCHEN NOW OPENS AT 9AM FOR BREAKFASTS.
We are looking for someone with a passion for food to work alongside our top chef Joyti. It’s a hands-on role in a creative environment making wholesome dishes with flair. We are also looking for someone sunny to work the tables in a part-time role. Email CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Choose from our full selection of delectable Franchi seeds at the Chapel.
Salads, herbs and vegetables: from padron peppers to purslane and chard to chicory – plan your planting from our in-house calendar and and you will soon be reaping the rewards on your plate!
£2.35 per packet.
4 of our top book picks at the Chapel, great gifts for all ages…
A CHILDREN’S BOOK – Anatomy: A Cutaway Look Inside the Human Body £18.95
A huge, gloriously informative book for curious children!
A MAGAZINE – Soon £10
The brainchild of the daughter of abstract painter Helen Booth (exhibitor at The Art Shop), SOON is a celebration of ‘the art of making something out of nothing’.
A NOVEL – The Theoretical Foot by M. F. K. Fisher £8.99
‘I do not know of anyone in the United States who writes better prose’, W. H. Auden wrote of Fisher. This exuberant tale of suspended morals in Lake Geneva in the 1930s is the perfect antidote to a wet Wales in winter.
AN ART BOOK – The Art of Winnie-the-Pooh: How E. H. Shephard Illustrated an Icon £25
Packed full of exquisite drawings and photographs, this volume reveals anecdotes and images of a heartfelt creative process.
…of course there are lots more titles to choose from for adults and children on our bookshelves at the Chapel.