It was lovely to see the steam train coming back through Bradford again this weekend… we have missed the toot echoing along the river. This particular beauty named Braunton, made only its second scheduled stop at the railway station since the mid-1960s to pick up passengers…
And if you prefer a more gentle approach to visiting the town… why not take a narrowboat along the Kennet and Avon Canal…
Which ever way you get to Bradford make sure you take a stroll along the river to Barton Farm Country Park and visit us here at the Tithebarn Workshops.
On my morning constitutional today I was delighted to see the number of pleasure boats that had returned to the Canal… all parked up at a social distance of course! It has been a while since the town has seen this much needed, visitor trade and we at SerenArts Gallery would like to welcome them to Bradford on Avon.
If you’re up on the Kennet and having a Google about what to do in Bradford today… might we suggest a stroll around Barton Farm Country Park and a little visit to the Tithebarn Workshops?
If you’re having trouble sourcing signage to ensure that your business is Covid secure… we can help.
SerenArts can offer a bespoke sign printing service to small businesses that will make sure you’re compliant with all the relevant Government advice. As the criteria are changing from time to time you may want some updated signage.
We now have a full range of these excellent scarf pin / brooches in stock at SerenArts Gallery. No more holes in your favourite scarf or top! At just £9.95 each there is a style and colour to suit all.
SerenArts Gallery is pleased to tell you that we have joined the #ShopLocalShopBoA initiative to encourage local people to shop in Bradford and support the town’s businesses. As part of the scheme we are currently offering 10% off all original artworks and will be updating our offers over the coming weeks.
Since reopening on 15th June we have been so pleased to welcome back many of our regular customers and to meet new people keen to explore their neighbourhood.
It is now day 58 since we had to close the doors of our beloved gallery and if Boris has got everything spot on… hopefully it won’t be long before we are able to reopen to the public… yippee! According to the Government guidelines, non essential retail (that’s us!) should be able to open their doors again on 1st June. We will, of course, update you should this change.
We have been hard at work during this downtime making sure that the gallery is ready for the ‘new normal’ way of shopping…
There will be plenty of signage to make sure we all obey the social distancing advice and we will be operating a ‘one in one out’ policy to ensure there is minimal contact in the relatively confined space that we have.
We are so looking forward to getting back down to the Tithebarn Workshops again and seeing all our friends and customers. It won’t be the same, but we are confident that things will get back to a sort of normal before too long… although it was never particularly normal down there anyway!!
In addition to reopening we will also be offering some new services to help our customers. The first of these will be a local collection and delivery service for our printing customers who are having to self isolate longer due to health conditions or age. We know how many of you have been creating wonderful artworks during the enforced lockdown… so we will be able to collect the artwork from your home… scan and print your card order at the gallery… and return the completed order safely to you.
Serena is will also be starting a portrait commission service. All she will need is a good quality photograph of you or your loved one and she will produce an oil painting portrait for you.
If you would like more information on any of the services mentioned please feel free to contact us at any time.