Showing posts from February, 2016

A Rural Review 2016: Week 8!

Happy Friday one and all and welcome back to A Rural Review. With February drawing swiftly to a close and March just around the corner (it feels like Christmas was only yesterday doesn't it? Where does the time go...) it feels as though springtime is on the horizon. Still, here at Rural Arts we don't need to wait for Spring as we already have it in our step; we have had a fantastic week and with next week shaping up to be even better, theres lots to catch you up on! Without further ado, let's talk about.. What's been happening A Taste Of... Sessions Just some of the fantastic creations made at 'A Taste Of...' Another week and another fantastic session with our adults art club. If you were not aware, in 2015 we launched 'A Taste Of...' a weekly art session where each week a new art form is explored - giving all the participants a chance to experiment with a variety of different skills and styles in a relaxed, friendly environment. Fair to

A Rural Review 2016: Week 7!

Hello one and all and welcome back to 'A Rural Review.' It has been half term this week, so we have had a pretty exciting time here at the Courthouse (more on that later..) and so we want to say congratulations to all parents, everywhere, for making it through and commiserations to all children, everywhere, that it has gone so fast.. To celebrate/cheer you up, depending on your age, why not have a read of this weeks blog, recapping everything that we have gotten up to this week and what we have coming up in the near future.. What's been happening Roald Dahl Half Term Activities Add caption As we alluded to in the paragraph above, we have been very busy indeed this week in our Courthouse. As some of you may know, this year is the centenary of the birth of the genius that is Roald Dahl - and to honour his wonderful stories we ran workshops from Monday to Thursday this week, each focusing on different aspects of some of his most well-loved tales. We had BFG i

A Rural Review 2016: Week 6!

It's that time of the week again! Welcome back to 'A Rural Review' - the blog series where we recap all the happenings in the Rural Arts world this week and what you should look out for in the near future. With Valentines looming, this week is either a fantastic opportunity to shower that special person in your life with presents galore and your eternal, everlasting love, or an equally fantastic opportunity to moan about the day only being a marketing ploy from co-orporations so they can sell more cards, flowers and teddy bears at extortionate prices.  Whichever camp you fall into, our suggestion is to head on down to our gallery which stocks beautiful hand made cards from local artists at reasonable prices - it means that your loved one can know how much you appreciate them without compromising your morals and giving moonpig some extra cash. Now we have got the first plug of the blog out of the way (phew!) lets begin shall we? What's been happening Les Liasons

A Rural Review 2016: Week 5!

Hello to everyone and welcome back to ‘A Rural Review’.   If you are reading this you will know why this has been such a fantastically exciting week for us here at Rural Arts. Our brand new (and also quite beautiful if we do say so ourselves) website has been launched and we are so pleased with the outcome. For those of you who do not normally read this blog and have stumbled upon it after giving our new website a peruse, A Rural Review usually consists of us recapping what has happened at Rural Arts this week and also what we have coming up in the near future. Please do make sure you pop back every Friday to read about what we have been up to - it's good fun we promise! However, with such a humoungous week in the Rural Arts calendar we have decided to do away with the format for a week, and instead will tell you about all our favourite new features of our brand new site.   Buying products from the Gallery online! Our gallery has always been the one of the most popular featu