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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.

 

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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

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matisse window 31matisse window 51matisse window 71How inspiring the new ‘Matisse. Cut-Outs’ exhibtion at Tate Modern has been for us all, adults and children alike.

Using materials from our shop, Katherine has put together a wonderful window display. Matisse was incredibly skilled, using large draper scissors to deftly cut intricate, flowing shapes. Of course you could colour your paper with gouache as Matisse did, but we also sell large sheets of poster paper in his vibrant colours along with small collage packs. It doesn’t have to be on a grand scale, why not make tiny, miniature Matisse cut-outs as Katherine did when she was planning the display.

NEW titles on Matisse are available too, including the sumptuous Tate exhibition catalogue ‘Henri Matisse. The Cut-Outs’ £29.99 paperback/ £35 hardback.

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Small collection of Kinetic Creatures

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Matt & Amanda Caines – Parade of Puppets

This year as part of our Abergavenny Food Festival celebrations, we have invited artists, Matt and Amanda Caines to create something completely unique outside in front of our shop.

They are transforming their Pop -Up Stall into an extraordinary Theatre of events…

…Puppet making workshops for children and adults. All ingredients supplied for printmaking, drawing, collaging and embellishing. Just turn up and assemble your own magical puppet. With an exhibition of Matt and Amanda’s artwork, including small kinetic scrimshaw work, hand carved and engraved and larger puppet works (see images).

Don’t forget to come inside and enjoy our delicious spread!

 

the art shop 2This year we are taking part in the Crickhowell Open Studios & Galleries event over the May bank holiday weekend. Come and join us on Saturday from 9.15am-5pm, Sunday 11am-3pm and Monday 10am-4pm…

Hopefully the sun will shine and we will be outside with our bunting, musicians, home-made cake and elderflower cordial. Come inside and see our current exhibition Everything Familiar Up Close.

On Sunday, listen to jigs and reels played live by Hairpin Bend. Fiddles, mandolin, guitar, whistle, flute, mandola and harmonicas create beautiful, evocative Irish traditional music.

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