We have just taken delivery of an exciting new range of cufflinks which include various designs for trades, sports and recreational activities. At just £19.95 per set they come boxed and ready to give a special gift to your loved ones.
Well… it’s finally here… after many years of deliberation the one way system has come to Bradford…
Wiltshire Council, in conjunction with Bradford Town Council, have set up the system to allow for better social distancing on the narrow pavements in town and to try and discourage motorists from using Bradford as a rat run.
The measures are bound to cause major traffic disruption initially, so we have added an extension to their map including directions to the tranquil gardens and shops at the Tithebarn Workshops, so you can escape for a bit of peace and retail therapy!
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.
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.
Well… that’s the end of the third week of our gallery being closed. What should have been a bustling Bank Holiday at the Tithebarn Workshops is just another lockdown day at home.
Like most people during this time we have tried to keep our minds as active as we can and we wanted to thank Chris Bryett and everyone at Wadworths Brewery for the excellent, online pub quiz last night. Our son Jake, who is head chef at the George in Norton St Philip put us on to it. The family gathered on Skype and we had a fantastic evening. The quiz was run in support the Trussell Trust Organisation, so hopefully lots of money was raised as well as bringing together and cheering up some isolated people.
Hopefully, in the coming week, we will get a little more news on when things might start getting back to normal… but until then… stay safe and stay happy.
Well… we are now entering the third week of closure and it certainly doesn’t feel any less strange. In the 11 and a half years of being at the Tithebarn Workshops we have only ever been closed for one week at a time!
Serena and I are certainly missing our lovely gallery, our fellow workshop owners and our wonderful customers. We do, however, appreciate how lucky we are compared to many others who are in far more difficult circumstances and want to take this opportunity to say another huge THANK YOU to all the NHS staff and indeed all key workers during this crisis. Your sacrifice and selfless dedication are a credit to you all.
Hopefully it won’t be too long before everyones lives will return to some sort of normality and we will be able to reopen again. Until then… please stay safe and enjoy this lovely sunshine (from your home!)