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.

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…

Royal Bath & West Show 2022

serenarts gallery at the royal bath and west show 2022

Plans are now moving on quite quickly with this years Royal Bath & West Show. Serena will be exhibiting at the show with local artist and friend Steve Hall. We originally met Steve at the Bath & West back in 2010 and have been friends ever since. There is a lovely symmetry about returning to the place where things all started.

serenarts gallery at the royal bath and west show 2022

We have had confirmation that we are going to be in Exmoor Hall in the Gifts and Lifestyle section of the show. More information will follow as and when we get it, but we are very excited about attending this prestigious event again after all these years.

Let’s Go Wassailing

“Here We Come A-wassailing”… This Saturday 29th January between 4pm and 7pm why not come along to the Preservation Trust Wassail Event at the Tithe Barn, Barton Farm Country Park. This annual celebration, held next to the Tithebarn Workshops, is to wish the Hens Orchard good luck for the season ahead in producing a bountiful harvest of fruit. 17th-century English lyric poet Robert Herrick writes in his poem “The Wassail”

Wassail the trees, that they may bear
You many a plum and many a pear:
For more or less fruits they will bring,
As you do give them wassailing.

There will be much Morris Dancing and cider drinking so please do pop down and join in.

Website Update

It’s that time of year when you have a bit more time to get things done, so we have been revamping the Tithebarn Workshops website ready for the coming year…

tithebarn workshops new website

If we’ve missed anything or there’s any additions you think might be useful for our visitors, please feel free to use the form below to give us your feedback…

A Chilly Start

serenarts gallery morning canal walk

Yes… that is ice you can see forming on the canal! A very chilly start to the day on my morning walk. It’s going to be a ‘winter closed door policy’ at the gallery today!

I also noticed that the canal towpath is going to be closed from Bradford to Avoncliff for an extended period. The water level is going to be dropped by 100mm and repairs undertaken on the embankment. On the plus side, the mud on the river walk is frozen solid so you won’t get muddy going that way!