Bradford on Avon Food & Drink Festival

bradford on avon food festival near serenarts gallery
Good to see the Bradford on Avon Food and Drink Festival setting up just up the road from us again this morning. Let’s hope its a great success and brings the punters down to our beautiful little corner of Bradford.

There’s always plenty to do and see around the Tithebarn Workshops… the units are open… the cafes are ready to go… the paddle board hire firms are setting up… the sun is shining… so why not come on down and soak up the atmosphere?

You can check out ticket information and more details about the Food Festival on their website:

• ARTISAN MARKET • STREET FOOD MARKET • DEMONSTRATIONS FROM LOCAL & CELEBRITY CHEFS • LIVE MUSIC • KIDS FUN • FUN DOG SHOW AND MUCH, MUCH MORE
Saturday 11th June 10.00am to 6.00pm
Sunday 12th June 10.00am to 5.00pm
Victory Field, BA15 1LE 

What a Week!

Apologies for not posting earlier, but we feel like our feet haven’t touched the ground for the last couple of weeks! Serena and I have been working really hard to put together the stand at the Royal Bath & West Show this year… and it was brilliant!

As I mentioned in previous posts, we had a joint stand with fellow artist and friend Steve Hall. A massive thank you to Steve for all he has done towards this exciting venture… we couldn’t have done it without him. We would also like to thank and recommend the suppliers of the clip together board and lighting system that we used to hang the paintings. Clip (clipuk.com) in Warmley, near Bristol were excellent and the product worked a treat… thank you.

It was three very long and busy days and we had a fantastic time. There were huge crowds on all three day so lots of new leads, brochures given out and, rather nicely, sales too! (Oh, and a fair bit of fudge consumed too!).

What we didn’t sell at the Show is now hanging back at our gallery and Serena is full of enthusiasm and already painting again.

Why not pop down to the Tithebarn Workshops and have a look around?

14 days to go…

We are very excited and working feverishly towards the Bath & West in just 2 weeks! Serena and Steve have been painting up a storm and most of their work is now at the framers… nothing like cutting it fine!

The promotional stationary and posters have been printed and are ready and we can’t wait to get going…

We will be setting up in the Exmoor Hall at the show ground in Shepton Mallet on the Wednesday and then open from 9am to 6pm on the Thursday 2nd, Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June.

We’re all looking forward to a busy jubilee long weekend.

Green Man Festival

Well it was all happening down at Barton Farm this morning…

serenarts gallery tithe barn green man festival

An early start to wake up Jack and then everyone headed off down into town for more fun and festivities at the Green Man Festival. Why not pop in and visit Jackie and Karen’s stall in Westbury Gardens? There will be more going on around the Tithebarn Workshops this afternoon with dancing and music.

Themed Hanging Baskets

It’s that time of year again and we thought this year we would theme our hanging baskets at SerenArts Gallery

serenarts gallery diamond jubilee hanging basket
serenarts gallery ukraine hanging basket

We’ve gone for the red, white and blue basket for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June and the blue and yellow for Ukraine.

It’s all looking lovely down at the Tithebarn Workshops with the Cloth Road Arts Week starting today and most of the units here taking part this year.

Why not pop down for a browse around the workshops and enjoy some of the wonderful artwork created for this weeks festivities…

Above are the various artists taking part this week, offering a diverse selection of work across a broad range of media. Just look out for the bright door signs and enjoy the artwork…

Happy Easter

What a beautiful morning down at the Tithebarn Workshops on this Easter Sunday. We’re all ready and set up at SerenArts Gallery. The bunting, the chairs and table, the stock and even the cherry blossom are all out…

serenarts gallery
art exhibition west barn

There’s plenty to do and see around Barton Farm Country Park. Take a paddle in the river, feed the ducks, a nice stroll along the canal and maybe check out the exhibition in the West Barn today and tomorrow.

Then relax in our peaceful garden and enjoy a little bit of retail therapy!

We hope to see you all very soon.

Midweek Match

We had a cracking night out yesterday as guests of the President of Larkhall Athletic FC, Steve Hall, to watch their midweek game against relegation threatened Mangotsfield United. The only negative was the result with the Larks going down 0-2 to the Mangos. It was a valiant effort by a depleted Larkhall team that was reduced to 10 men after a harsh refereeing decision. However, the welcome and hospitality shown by the club was amazing and we had a thoroughly good evening at what has to be the most picturesque football ground I have ever been to.

serenarts sponsors larkhall athletic

As match sponsors our advert was in the program, along with a really nice welcome message:
“Joining Steve will be Mike Pugh and his wife Serena from SerenArts. SerenArts also sponsor Larkhall, having both a pitch side advertising board and a match day programme advert. Mike and Serena run SerenArts Gallery and gift shop next to the Tithe Barn in Bradford on Avon. In addition, Mike also offers design, printing and computer services”.

serenarts sponsors larkhall athletic

If you look very closely you can see our hoarding on the far side of this goal mouth action.

Good luck to the Larks for the remainder of the season and thank you again for a great evening.