Getting ready for Christmas…
Make your own garlands from brightly coloured, vibrant Crepe Papers threaded together with ribbons or gold twine. Gild real apples with antique gold wax ‘Rub & Buff‘, cut stars from black paper and touch up with gold.
You’ll find plenty of ideas and all the materials you need at The Art Shop and at the Chapel.
Or visit our online shop…
Talented 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.
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.
We are launching a new series of Children’s Workshops at the Chapel starting later this month. For example Story-Making & Creative Writing and Kundalini Yoga, involving beneficial calming techniques.
For lots more information, dates, prices and booking, see our events page.
Our 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.
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
Come & 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.
We are launching a new paint product.
Join us at the Chapel, Market Street on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm for a glass of wine and a presentaion talk by Oricalcum managing director, Michiel Brouns.
Linseed oil paint can be applied to any surface. It protects from weather and wind, the ravages of time and the changing seasons. In Sweden there is a long tradition of painting buildings and interiors with this paint. The reason it has survived for 500 years is because it really does provide protection.
Painters’ Training Workshop Thursday 5th May 9.30am – 12pm
On Saturday 6th February at 6pm, upstairs at the Chapel, will be a private view of drawings, designs, paper costumes, masks, sets, sounds and the video performance of ‘A Winter Wildness’.
Come and meet the group of children who collaborated with 3 artists – Denni Dennis, Clare Parry-Jones and Leona Jones – over 6 afternoon creative workshops exploring light and shadow, imagination, dance and sound, culminating in a performance on the Winter Solstice.
Read more about the workshops and the artists on our events page
The exhibition will continue until Saturday 13th February