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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.

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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 hereRead more…

PRE-CONCERT SUPPERS available, booking essential 01873 736430

 

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!