Dementia Friendly Bradford on Avon

It was great to see that word of the new Dementia Friendly BOA booklet was spreading…

serenarts gallery dementia friendly boa

We posted recently that SerenArts were delighted to have been commissioned to design and produce this informative booklet for this excellent local group. We picked up the story in the Wiltshire Times and have been seeing it popping up across various websites and social media.

The work this organisation does is vital to the local families and individuals who are affected by this terrible condition so for more information about them why not visit their website.

If you would like more information about our design and printing services, or to discuss a printing project, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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.

The Kingfisher Trail 2021

We mentioned a few weeks ago about some of the upcoming events and goings on in Bradford. The Kingfisher Trail 2021 is a very exciting celebration of art organised in support of Cotswolds National Landscape. This years event is to include Bradford on Avon for the first time.

The Kingfisher Trail is a fantastic arts trail of 21 wonderful kingfisher sculptures which have been decorated by some of our most talented local artists for public display in and around the Cotswolds National Landscape in 2021. Residents and visitors are invited to follow the trail in the summer of 2021, get out into nature and enjoy the outstanding natural beauty of the Cotswolds region. The Kingfisher Trail is designed to bring businesses, arts and local communities together and at the end of the project all of these wonderful sculptures will be auctioned to art lovers and businesses to raise funds for the vital conservation work (for projects that support children and young people in the Cotswolds National Landscape.) of the Cotswolds National Landscape.

Similar to the Minerva’s Owls Sculpture Trail that the local businesses and the Town Council supported in 2018, the Kingfisher Trail will see the town host one of 21 large sculptures of a kingfisher, each decorated by a professional artist.

The 21st sculpture, the ‘Flying Kingfisher’, will move to a new location every fortnight. With Bradford on Avon at the southern end of the Cotswolds, the Trail will now include our portion of the Avon valley too!

Our kingfisher will make two visits to the town, the first in June, and then returning in August.  The trail will be available online and via a smartphone App and we will keep you updated of the locations nearer the time. To celebrate the kingfisher’s arrival, we will also be launching a community art project – keep an eye out on our website and social media @BoATownCouncil for more information on how to get involved!

Barton Farm Country Park Booklet

serenarts gallery barton farm booklet

With the increase in the number of visitors to Bradford on Avon and the Barton Farm Country Park, we thought we would put together a very simple little booklet giving information about this beautiful area. This A6 landscape booklet will be available from this Thursday at SerenArts Gallery

serenarts gallery barton farm booklet

There will be a brief history of the Barton Farm area, a bit on the wildlife in the Country Park, a few of the many walks available and just some general information.

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

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 Tea Towels

We now have a small range of tea towels available at SerenArts Gallery and for purchase online. They are excellent quality, 100% cotton and made in the UK. Each tea towel features a piece of Serena’s artwork and has the gallery name and Bradford on Avon printed in the corner.

If you would like more information please feel free to contact us at any time.

serenarts gallery tea towels

First Brood

serenarts gallery ducklings

No, it’s not a misspelling of the Rambo film title, it is a brood of new little ducklings I spotted on the canal this morning… although I am reliably informed that they are called a paddling if they’re on the water… either way, they’re very cute!

The sun is back out and the bank holiday weekend is fast approaching. Come on down to the Tithebarn Workshops and enjoy some much needed retail therapy and a stroll around the beautiful Barton Farm Country Park.

Impromptu Live Music

serenarts gallery live music at the tithebarn workshops

Who’s up for a little bit of socially distanced music at the Tithebarn Workshops?! Eager to find somewhere to practice, the offer of our garden was enough to persuade Tim and a couple of his muso mates to bring their instruments down and treat us all to a bit of much needed music.

If you’re in the Barton Farm area tomorrow, why not pop along for a bit of retail therapy, a cuppa at the cafe and sit in the sun listening to the musical melodies!