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news2news 3news 4news 1Now half way through creating A Winter Wildness’.

The children, aged between 4 and 10, have generated initial ideas, and are enthusiastically designing and making costumes, movements and sounds.

On 22nd December at 6.30pm, all their imaginative work will produce a magical evening performance of light, shadows and dreams celebrating the Winter Solstice… Under the guidance of 3 artists Dennis Dennis, Leona Jones and Clare Parry-Jones.

Read more about the workshops and the artists here.

If you would like to book a ticket for the performance £6, please phone 01873 736430.

 

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7259517182016Thank you to costume designer Tamsin Thorne of IWISHIWASA (clothing accessories for children) for running our ‘Insect Wing Making’ workshop this Saturday at the Chapel. Lots of innovative, creative, industrious activity as you can see from our willing, budding would-be insects…

Firstly some drawing and painting to get ideas flowing, then these willow wing frames were covered, collaged, embellished and painted into new life!

More workshops to come from Tamsin later in the year. Keep in touch or go on our mailing list.

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Come on in…

Coffee & teas

Simple, delicious food & coffee from our Chapel kitchen

Keeping busy in our children's corner

Keeping busy in our children’s corner

Inspiring books & independent magazines

Inspiring books & independent magazines

At long last the renovation programme is complete and we are now open downstairs at the Chapel.

Come down to our secret, wild, wonderful garden where the sun can shine all day. From here you can enter into the lower ground floor, our everyday trading space, open Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm. Here you’ll find old cabinets of ceramics and jewellery. There are books and magazines not widely seen, all to inspire, delight and nourish. There is also a small, delightful children’s corner.

From our kitchen eat simple, delicious food (breakfast and lunch) made everyday from our well stocked Chapel larder. There is good coffee and wine from a small French family owned vineyard.

…plus free wifi and wheelchair access.

Upstairs in the Chapel is a venue for regular workshops, events and performances and this space is available for hire.

We’ll keep you posted…

After the celebration supper on Friday 24th upstairs at the Chapel taken by Dr Peter Wakelin

After the celebration supper on Friday 24th upstairs at the Chapel, taken by James Joseph of Abergavenny Music

zoo webelephant webbirds weblion webtiger webThis week we had an exciting delivery of children’s books from our favourite small publisher… Corraini Editions.

Why do we love their books? These titles are inspiring, timeless and cherishable. Corraini is an Italian publishing workshop open to international artists, illustrators, designers and educators such as the eclectic, brilliant Bruno Munari.

Alongside this wonderful selection of Corraini titles came this series of children’s posters by designer and educator, Bruno Munari, taken from his book ‘Zoo’. Only £15 each 40 x 30cm, they can be framed and would make the perfect gift for a child’s bedroom – Lion, Tiger, Birds & Elephant. All available from our online shop.

A bit about the book ‘Zoo’ – ‘An entertaining stroll among highly coloured animals. The exceptional lively pictures, unusual layout and amusing use of signposts make this original, half real, half imaginary Zoo fun for adults and children alike.’

Visit our children’s section to see our full selection of Corraini titles.

 

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A cupboard for children…

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painting by Daniel Williams

Christmas has come to The Art Shop and The Long Winter Show is now open…

Upstairs in the gallery, an eclectic collection of paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, automata, jewellery, and ceramics.

(Click here to read more and see a selection of artwork on our exhibitions page)

Downstairs our shop is brimming with special gifts…wrappings, ribbons, artist’s cards, bespoke art kits – colouring, drawing, painting and writing – and beautiful children’s activity and story books. Truly something for everyone and perhaps a few unexpected surprises too…

Our cupboard for children is decorated with hand cut Khadi paper, crepe paper and our sumptuous platinum tissue. Inside you’ll find old favourites such as the Dover Coloured Fairy Tales alongside new award winning illustrated titles.

Visit our online shop or come and see us. Don’t forget Late Night Shopping Thursday December 12th, when the best independent shops in town will be open until 8pm.

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Painting by Cornelia O’Donovan, automaton by Rachel Larkins

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Insects & Flowers Series by Cornelia O’Donovan

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‘Cake Book’ a colouring book by Marti Guixe

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Inside ‘Cake Book’

Corraini Edizioni only publishes carefully chosen books through specially selected bookshops.

More than simply a publishing house, Corraini is a workshop open to Italian and international artists, illustrators and designers: a sort of space where tailor-made books and projects see the light, books full of creativity and fantasy.

These are artists books for children…

In Martí Guixé’s Cake Book, desserts are round, cylindrical, multilayered, squashed, chocolate, strawberry, a thousand flavours for you to colour!

See more titles below and visit our online shop for even more books and children’s art materials – good strong coloured paints, kits of crayons and felts, rolls of mixed paper and lots more…

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‘I Keep Changing’ by Bob Gill & Alastair Reid

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‘All the Animals were Angry’ by William Wondriska

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‘Bird Beak Book’ by Oscar Bolton Green

crepe garland 3crepe garland 1Make a child’s flower garland for your Easter celebrations, our version of an Easter bonnet.

Simple to make from Crepe Paper, ribbons and wire. We have everything you need including rolls and rolls of beautiful ribbons in our shop.

Decorate a goose, duck or hen’s egg using pen, ink, acrylic, gouache, collage and even gold leaf. See below for some of our very unique artists decorated goose eggs and find out what they used.

Advice freely given.

All materials are available on our online shop.

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