Ways to visit Bradford on Avon…

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…

serenarts gallery - steam train trips to bradford on avon
serenarts gallery - steam train trips to bradford on avon

And if you prefer a more gentle approach to visiting the town… why not take a narrowboat along the Kennet and Avon Canal…

serenarts gallery - narrowboat holidays in bradford on avon

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.

Face Coverings – New Stock

serenarts gallery face coverings

Due to a huge demand for our fashionable face coverings, we now have a large selection of new designs in the gallery.

It’s only 2 days before it becomes mandatory in shops to wear a covering, so pop down to the Tithebarn Workshops soon and pick one up for just £4.95.

We can also post them out to you if you’re unable to get down… just contact us for more information.

Welcome to Bradford…

Narrowboats on the Kennet & Avon Canal

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?

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Enjoy Bradford on Avon

The sun is out… the sky is blue… why not enjoy a bit of social distancing fun in Bradford on Avon today?

The market in Lamb’s Yard is setting up ready for a busy days trading…

bradford on avon market

After browsing the stalls in town why not head along the River Avon to Barton Farm Country Park where the live music will be starting up this afternoon by the river.

serenarts gallery bradford on avon

You can then wander through to the Tithebarn Workshops and enjoy a relaxing cream tea in our beautiful garden and a spot of retail therapy in the safe shopping spaces that we have down here.

Whatever you do… enjoy our wonderful town.

Fashionable Face Coverings

Now that Boris has finally decided that face coverings should be worn in shops from 24th July, we thought we would order in some rather fashionable alternatives to the normal surgical masks…

face coverings at serenarts gallery
face coverings at serenarts gallery

This stylish range of easy to use snood / face coverings will be hitting the shelves at SerenArts Gallery this Friday in a range of colours and designs.

If you have any questions or enquiries please feel free to contact us at any time.

Personalised Covid Signage

serenarts gallery printing covid signage

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.

For more information please get in touch at any time.

#ShopLocalShopBoA

serenarts gallery shop local shop boa

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.

We hope to see everyone down at the Tithebarn Workshops soon.

Not Long Now… Hopefully!

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…

serenarts gallery covid hand sanitising station
Hand Sanitising Station… CHECK
serenarts gallery covid protection screen
Covid protection screen and floor markings… CHECK

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.

Hope to see you all soon.

Mike & Serena