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…
This fabulous, mixed media, show of the work of 19 WESCA members opened to a successful and socially distanced talk on the 30th of October, and then had to close a week later for obvious reasons…
To give you time to get along and see it we have taken the decision to re-open the show after Lockdown 2 [which we hope will mean doors open again at 11am on the 3rd of December] for more information on WESCA click here, on the reopening click here.
Following advice from Public Health England we have taken the decision to suspend and postpone all of our public facing work at this time. Small sessions, one to ones and individual creative practices will continue on site at the discretion of those involved.
We will be looking at new and easy ways to keep our community creating over the next few weeks so watch this space…..
In the meantime let’s all give each other a wave, through windows, in cars and across our social distancing spaces. A happy greeting can make us smile, exercise our arms and release endorphins! Its safe, germ free, and makes all the difference when you know that someone cares that you are acknowledged and happy. Waving but not drowning. Give us a wave.
We have a lot to be excited about in the coming week @thegugg! And we don’t just mean of the sticky, sweet kind….
On Thursday we have our #bringingthetrickback Hallowe’en Party; with the Open Mic stage being thrown open to Trick AND Treaters from 6-7 and then the usual Bakerman Dan Pizzas, singing and hi-jinks with added apple bobbing and the like…why not come take a turn? Dressing up is to be advised….
On Friday, during the day, we are delighted to welcome stone mason, Jonathan Sells, to the Gugg team as he kicks off his work with us with 3 two hour ‘Introduction to stone relief carving’ workshops, running from 10 until 5, at a cost of only £20 [plus £5 for your stone]. A great opportunity to easily get to grips with this fascinating skill and, possibly, make yourself a scary gargoyle…boooooooking advised…
Then on Friday evening Dr Frances Eustace will give her fascinating ‘Death and the Dance’ talk and performance, in the Milking Parlour Gallery, from 7. Tickets £10 or £12 on the door. Why should the kids get all the Spooky fun huh?
Then on Saturday the gorgeous Alex Williams will be closing out his highly successful show CATTLE with the Auctioning of the ‘Cattle Crossing’ sign he made for the occasion. Some of the proceeds from the sale will go to the charity Send a Cow: www.sendacow.org The gallery will be open from 11-3, with the auction taking place at 1pm, this will also coincide with the doors opening on the new Guggleton Farm Crafts Shop, in the Yard Barn…. but more of that in bit.
If you would like to participate in or join us for any of the above then please call the gallery on 01963 363456 or use the contact form below.