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A Rural Review 2016: Week 4!

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Happy Friday one and all and welcome back to 'A Rural Review', the weekly blog series recapping everything that has happened in the Rural Arts world and what we have coming up in the near future. This week it has got all blustery in North Yorkshire, which has unfortunately affected our week somewhat (more on that later) but we have still been blown away by all the fun we have had this week, and so it is time to throw caution to the wind and get on with this weeks blog post! (starting as we mean to go on this week...)

What's been happening
Kids Art Club This week the Thursday Art Club really put the 'visual' into 'visual arts' by experimenting with some filming on a green screen! The session was a huge success, with everyone involved transporting us to different places and magical lands. We would love to show you all the examples, all wonderful in their own way, but we don't have enough blog space- so see below for an example courtesy of right honourable P…

A Rural Review 2016: Week 3!

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Hello one and all and welcome back to 'A Rural Review'. We would like to begin by congratulating you, as this week began with 'Blue Monday' - widely considered to be the most depressing day of the year in the UK, and you have managed to get through it! Although 'Blue Monday' was made up by a holiday company as a marketing ploy in 2005 with no real facts and statistics supporting their assertion that the third Monday in January was the most depressing day of the year, we still think surviving it is something to be proud of. Therefore, to celebrate we will do a blog post recapping all that has happened at Rural Arts this week and what is coming up next week - aren't you all lucky?!


What's been happening
A Taste Of... Evening Sessions We speak a lot in our blog posts about our adult art club 'A Taste Of...' on a Wednesday morning, so you probably don't need us to tell you how popular it has been/how much we enjoy doing it/where you can reserve or …

A Rural Review 2016: Week 2!

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It's Friday which can only mean one thing... it is time for another 'Rural Review'! Even though this has been the week the British Weather has finally woken up and realised that winter is supposed to be cold and snowy rather than mild and wet - Rural Arts has still put on a whole host of fun activities and have even more fun things planned coming up. Come rain or shine (or sleet which is definietley  the worst type of weather isn't it?!) we at The Courthouse will continue to deliver activities for everyone to enjoy - and that, my blog reading friends, is a promise. With that rather passionate pledge out of the way, lets move on to....

What's been happening
National Theatre Live: Jane Eyre We spoke about this last week as something to look out for, and now, due to the form of Rural Review, we can tell you how it went! (It is a like well oiled machine at Rural Review HQ at the moment.) We were really excited to see this fabulous production of a well loved literary class…

A Rural Review 2016: Week 1!

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Hello one and all and welcome back to the Rural Arts blog! Since August 2015, we have been doing a weekly blog series called 'A Rural Review' which recaps all that we have gotten up to during the week and more events we are running in the near future to look out for. For the New Year, we have given Rural Review a new start - we have reset the week counter so it now actually matches up with the week of the year (which makes a lot more sense and is probably something we should have thought about last year...) and our blogging New Years resolution is to try and make less terrible puns. Lets see how we do...


What's been happening
'A Taste Of...' Returns Along with A Rural Review, another brand new Rural Arts venture in the summer of 2015 was an adults art club. 'A Taste Of...' gives everyone the chance to try out some brand new art styles in our studio regardless of ability or experience - and was a huge success! Now it is back by very, very popular demand for spr…