Slight change of plan as #mrsclaus was double booked! Our Christmas Jumper party will now take place from 3.30 until 5.30 on Wednesday the 16th December…..pop along for a piccie with Santa’s Missy, a wee pressie from the North Pole, a mince pie, a swipe at our pumpkin piñata and other little games; all proceeds to #savethechildren #christmasjumperday2020
This week @ #thegugg we are enjoying the reopening of the #wesca mixed show in the #milkingparlourgallery (open from 11-3 daily) and looking forward to our #christmasjumperday on Friday from 3.30-5.30 with activities and Christmas jumper photo opps, with the wonderful Cara Wildeman, plus pressies from Santa! All in aid of #savethechildern Pop along in your Crimbo sweater, grab a mince pie and take a swipe at our Christmas pud piñata…
Huzzah!! Luckily our pop up Christmas market can still go ahead in Tier 2, and we will be putting in place systems to keep us all as COVID safe as possible, let’s have some socially responsible festive fun! If you would like to pop along to the Christmas market then we are having two ‘sittings’ to maintain a the COVID safe environment. There will be a Merry-Go-Round system in place, simply follow the signs.
They are between 4-6 and 6-8 pm. We have 22 stalls for your delectation, offering such delights as jewellery, ceramics, knitwear, prints, woodwork, vintage items, embroidery, pocket money presents, Xmas deccies, Christmas family photos, chutneys, cakes and more…..come get all your Christmas pressies in one place…
The As The crow Flies shop and Milking Parlour Gallery will also be open and brimming with beautiful bits and baubles…
PLUS Bakerman Dan will be here serving up his usual Thursday fare, alongside turkey, stuffing and cranberry baps!
Lots of lovely festive frippery…..music, food and free mulled wine!
AND REMEMBER….. If you are interested in entering out Christmas Nativity Competition then then visit our GUGGLEHEADS! page for full instructions and pop along to the all new Crafty Cupboard on site….
they were selected by the judges, wendy elia, david cobley and anthony connolly after a long day of deliberation on the assembled works of the 24 finalists.
during the go figure exhibit curator, deanne tremlett, brought together the finalists, over two days, for discussion and cream tea.
these discussions resulted in the theme for this show. little knowing how sadly portentous their discussions were, the participants explored, amongst other topics, Artists’ use of the seductive formal qualities of art to better engage the audience when communicating difficult subjects; finding beauty in even the most dreadful things. much of the work in the show, opening in the milking parlour gallery tomorrow, has been created during the recent national lockdown, whilst also developing themes already observable in the artists’ work.
The exhibit will open with a socially distanced, facilitated ‘in conversation with’ reception, hosted by andrew stooke, and available online post event. tickets for this free event are available though eventbrite here.
Facilitated by Andrew Stooke this will be a COVID aware event, held outside in the venue’s open Dutch Barn, consisting of a conversation with all three participating artists: Sue Baker, Sasha Constable and Matthew Hayward. Supervised access to the exhibit will be possible both before and after the talk.
Booking is essential as numbers are, understandably, limited. These can be reserved here. Refreshments available, please bring a face mask.
Tickets are £5 and available from the As The Crow Flies Gallery/shop or by calling us on 01963 363456…. Spaces are necessarily limited and so booking in advance is advised…. bring your own popcorn, cushion and blankie…..
…..click on the image for more info on MOVIOLA
Two events for your diaries! Both very special affairs… but entirely different. Guggborne on the 19th of September, an evening of music and opera (£10), and then Tom Clements, singer songwriter, on the 25th, treating us to a selection of classic covers and original compositions (£8). For more details of both visit our main page Events or our website: www.guggletonfarmarts.com tickets for both are available via
In the Crafty Cupboard we now have pom-pom bee making kits…. lets not forget that, while we are all home the bees are still out working!
In the last few weeks before lockdown the Stalbridge goes Wild! [opens on their FACEBOOK page] Team have been preparing the ground and sowing wildflower seeds in locations around Stalbridge and the first few shoots are starting to show!
So let’s help the bees get to work by putting up some signposts!
Simply click on here to go to our pom-pom bee making instruction page – huge apologies for the state of my bee – I am sure you can all do WAY better [I think mine might actually put them off!]
Can’t wait to see your bees’ knees!
It’s a ‘my locked down family’ affair so let’s have asmany families/not families/relations/pets and cohabitants having some creative fun! Please hand decorate your hats and enter by sending a group photo by 6pm on Easter Monday to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The most eggciting photo will win Easter Eggs for all the family thanks to the most eggstroadinary eggenerosity of Dike & Sons, and that’s no yoke!
This Friday [March 20] the artist, Wendy Elia RWA, will be talking alongside a selection of her significant works to detain the Milking Parlour Gallery between 6-8pm*.
Wendy, who has been shortlisted for the National Portrait Gallery’s Annual award 4 times, has exhibited and taught widely in London and the is her first major show in the South West.
“When Wendy Elia paints a person they don’t look away’ – Laura Bushell
Wendy works in series which explore the social and broader contexts of our times. In her portrait work she confronts our voyeurism and asks questions about the female gaze and painting’s relationship to authenticity and illusion. Elia moves from the personal to the political not only in the range of content and form in the various series, but also within individual paintings: using a range of pictorial symbols and signifiers to extend the meaning/narrative of the works. She trained at St Martins School of Art, London and has exhibited widely being a finalist in a number of national and international competitions [including 4 times at the National Portrait Gallery] as well as The Sovereign European Art Prize, and The Threadneedle Prize. Her work is also held in a number of public permanent art collections across the country.
In 2012 she was commissioned by Sherborne House Arts and B-side (funded by the arts council) to paint a portrait of a local sports person as part of the cultural Olympiad in Weymouth and Portland.
*PLEASE NOTE: This event will take place, in line with current PHE guidelines [Public Health England] unless these change beforehand. Measures will be in place on admittance to mitigate the spread of infection, please attend responsibly.