Join us for for a glass of fizz and the private views of four different shows on FRIDAY 14 JUNE 6.30-9pm at The Art Shop and at the Chapel
. MIXED SUMMER SHOW 7 diverse artists share a common thread in their response to their natural world – scientific, decorative, mythical, poetic, magical, metaphysical or experimental. Annette Marie Townsend, Lily Irwin, Shelagh Wilson, Cornelia O’Donovan, Andrea McLean, Amy Shuckburgh and Maggie Johnson.
. A CREATIVE POOL A room of Sculpture Maquettes by 10 artists curated by Ben Jones.
. NIK RAMAGE – ROUNDS Sculptural Machines, some move and others teeter on the edge of movement.
. HEADDRESSES FOR PURCELL’S ‘A FAIRY QUEEN’ By theatre designer / maker Bettina Reeves
For more information visit our exhibitions and events pages.
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.
We are now taking bookings for our Seasonal Evening Suppers beginning on Friday 23rd November. These will run every Friday evening up until 21st December. You can choose from 3 set menus on the Kitchen page. A vegetarian and vegan option is also available. For booking and enquires please contact us on 01873 736430 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Art Shop & Chapel are both closed again today. Hope to be back open on Tuesday…
..with our current exhibition ‘Too far for you to see’ by KUMAR SARAFF upstairs at The Art Shop …and we are looking forward to our next concert THE FRADLEY PIANO TRIO playing at the Chapel on Friday 9th March. Concert tickets can be bought online and if you would like art materials they are also available online to be posted or picked up from The Art Shop on our return.
Meanwhile stay safe and warm!
The first of our series of Spring concerts at the Chapel…
ABERGAVENNY CHAMBER MUSIC – THE BUCKNALL TRIO
Friday 19th January 7.30pm
Nicholas Bucknall (clarinet) Francis Bucknall (cello) David Elwin (piano)
A veritable feast of music for all tastes. Performed in a hall almost perfect for chamber music.
This concert will prove to be the best yet in respect of programme and artists. Starting with a Hayden Piano Sonata, it will be followed by Beethoven’s delightful upbeat Trio Opus 11 for clarinet, cello and piano. In the second half, Mansel Thomas who lived locally is featured with a piece for cello and piano and as a grand finale, Brahms’ epic Trio for clarinet, cello and piano. Read more on our events page.
Tickets on sale now £12 available at both venues and online. Why not make an evening of it and book a Pre-Concert Supper at the Chapel Kitchen.
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
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 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