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.
We are celebrating the Abergavenny Food festival this year with a CERAMIC MAKERS’ MARKET upstairs at the Chapel Sat 16th-Sun 17th September…
An abundance of functional, decorative, handmade ceramics for all occasions. Everything is for sale, come and meet some of the best contemporary makers working today – Louise Brosnan, James Burnett Stuart, James & Tilla Waters, Dylan Bowen, Jane Bowen, Dan hides, Tim Lake and Chloe Charrington.
Also on show, a Theatre of Plates by artist, Cornelia O’Donovan MA RCA whose solo exhibition ‘Dream Paintings’ will be on at The Art Shop (just 2 mins away).
Downstairs in the Chapel Kitchen and garden hear live music, sample delicious breakfasts, lunches and all-day food for the meat eater to the gluten and dairy free, biodynamic wines, craft ales and small batch roasted coffees and NOW from our Chapel larder you can buy our jars of pickles, kimchi, vinegars, jams and marmalades.
OPEN ALL FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Classical, jazz and folk influences merge into a beautiful unique landscape…
Welsh Marches based duo, BERESFORD & HAMMOND will be launching their new album ‘Each Edge of the Field’ at the Chapel on FRIDAY 30th JUNE, 7.30pm
‘A prime example of pure creativity’ The Musician. ‘Could very easily become habit-forming’ John Eyles All About Jazz.
Charlie Beresford (acoustic guitar/voice) – has been involved with classical, folk and improv projects with artists such as Russian free jazz prodigy Alexy Kruglov, Britfolk legend June Tabor, poet Ian McMillan and Judie Tzuke among others. As well as working as a solo artist with four albums to his name, he is a member of Fourth Page and works with cellist Sonia Hammond in a duo and trio format (with the addition of Carolyn Hume of Fourth Page). Sonia Hammond (cello) – was classically trained at Birmingham school of Music and the Royal College of Music, London and has since forged an eclectic freelance career. She has recorded with Chloe Goodchild, Barb Jungr, Babysnakes and Ennui and played in venues ranging from the rooftops of Timbuktu to the Camphill Communities of UK and Europe. Sonia is currently principal ‘cellist in the Brecknock Sinfonia and plays regularly with Castalia String Quartet and the Radnor Improvisers .
Come and hear them ‘hone their craft as they carve out an increasingly distinctive niche in the world of improvised music’ Jazz Mann.
Tickets £12 on sale at The Art Shop & Chapel and online here. Read more…
PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS available, booking essential 01873 736430
Our Spring series of Friday night concerts at the Chapel starts with the Mavron Quartet on 27th January at 7.30pm.
Mavron Quartet was formed in September 2002 with Christiana Mavron – Violin, Charlotte MacClure – Violin, Niamh Aston – Viola, Beatrice Newman – cello. It is the first Ensemble in Residence at the National Concert Hall of Wales, St David’s Hall, Cardiff. (Read more on our events page)
The recital will include Haydn Quartet op 76/2, Shostakovich Quartet no 8 and Borodin Quartet no 2.
*FROM REQUESTS WE ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS DOWNSTAIRS AT THE CHAPEL KITCHEN. MENU FROM OUR BLACKBOARD. BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL AS SEATING IS LIMITED 01873 736430
Tickets available for all concerts in the series from THE ART SHOP, the Chapel & Abergavenny Music