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.

All Roads Lead to Barton Farm…

christmas markets in barton farm country park

It’s all happening down in the Barton Farm area today… Christmas Market tastic! Starting around 10am this morning and running throughout the weekend we have:

The Preservation Trust Christmas Market at the West Barn

The Floating Market on the Kennet & Avon Canal

When you’ve had a stroll around both these festive treats, why not pop along for a look round the Tithebarn Workshops and a bit more Christmas shopping.

Hens Orchard in Blossom

serenarts gallery hens orchard

Despite the rather inclement weather this weekend we couldn’t help noticing how lovely the Hens Orchard is looking now. The well established fruit trees are in beautiful bloom and the meadow is perfectly kept to compliment this area of Barton Farm.

SerenArts Gallery were recently commissioned to update the map of the orchard’s trees, planting layout and donors…

serenarts gallery hens orchard

This poster has been split in two sections and will be going in the display case next to the bend in the path. We even put in the stunning wrought iron bench that was put in situ in memory of Simon Relph. Simon was an active member of the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust and instrumental in the project to bring the Orchard back to its former glory.

Spot Your House!

Let’s have a quick game of spot your house!…

aerial view of barton farm

I came across this aerial photo of the Barton Farm and surrounding area when I was going through some old files the other day. It was used in a project we worked on for the Preservation Trust, for their book on the history of Barton Farm. Very interesting to see places you know from above and it does show what a beautiful area we have the pleasure to work in

aerial view of serenarts gallery

Come and visit us down here soon.

SerenArts Printing Services

Just a quick reminder that here at SerenArts we offer a comprehensive design and printing service to small businesses and individuals.

One of our regular clients is the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust who get us to print their promotional posters for upcoming events and talks…

serenarts printing bradford on avon

For more information on this Wednesday’s talk follow this link: Preservation Trust.

For more information about our full printing and photocopying service please feel free to contact us at any time.

Adrian’s Book is HERE

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Adrian Dark’s long awaited book is finally here…

bradford facades - adrian dark book

We will shortly be setting up a website where you will be able to purchase a copy online, but if you would prefer to pop down to us at SerenArts Gallery, we will have copies available.  We will post the details of the site as soon as it goes live.

The final book is truly remarkable and we are very proud to have been involved in its creation.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed on this project and, of course, special thanks to Adrian.

Book Near to Completion

We are currently only a week or so away from completing the new book project for the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust

Bradford Facades: Made to Measure featuring drawings and sketches by Adrian Dark

This wonderful publication is called ‘Bradford Facades: Made to Measure’ and features drawings and sketches by Adrian Dark. SerenArts was commissioned by the Trust to design and compile the book and have very much enjoyed working on this fantastic local project.

Once we have the final print done, we will notify you of how to get hold of a copy and further details about the book itself.

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust

It’s a busy time at the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust.  We have just completed the design and printing job for the first of two exhibitions to be held in Bradford.

The first is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Trust and will be held at two separate venues:   Sat 13 – Sun 14 September Priory Barn, Newtown Tue 16 – Sat 20 September The Vaults, Lamb Yard 11am – 5pm each day…

50th anniversary of the bradford on avon preservation trust

Our job was to compile and print 18 x A1 display boards depicting the history of the Trust and Bradford on Avon.  Here are just a couple of examples to wet your appetite!…

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If you would like any more information about the exhibition, please feel free to contact the Preservation Trust.  For details about our design and printing services, why not get in touch via our website.

Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust 50th Anniversary

This year marks the 50th year for the Bradford on Avon Preservation Trust.

We have been asked to produce a range of printed promotional wall hanging depicting the history of Bradford and the Trust’s involvement in the Town over the years.  This is a very exciting job for us and we will keep you up to date with the dates of the exhibitions and events later in the year, which have been organised to celebrate this anniversary.

bradford on avon preservation trust 50th anniversary

bradford on avon preservation trust

Rather apt that it was also my 50th year this year as the dates above confirm!