Hello everyone ,
Thank-you all for your lovely messages i really enjoy reading them - Don't forget to suggest any ideas you might have to help us get even better.
April has started with some better weather and has brought the community out into the High Street and -hence they are starting to notice us (even though we have been here now for 12 weeks) The response s to the project we are offering is just getting better and better we have increased the numbers joining and inquiring about workshops . We are still a long way off our targets but I know it takes time to get established so we have kept the reduction in price of workshops at £20.
I just want to say a big thanks to all the support we are getting from the participating community and also to the few hardworking artists who help in the gallery and workshops.it will always be appreciated
We have a program of activities now on a fixed regime and some new added ones for the EASTER break. details are on the events page of the website.
We have now 23 Artists and craft-people showcasing their work ,which impressed our visitor - Vince Cable MP. who came to the village just to visit us. we explained how we cant get a grant to help us - Because this non profit organisation has already started - why you say? what logical reason? NO there i'snt one? The community like the project, But the ARTS COUNCIL.LOTTERY, will only fund something that is untried not trialled and that may not work. the fact we have researched, tried,and put our own money in to see that it will in time be successful is not good enough to Warrant a grant to help us survive the first year. How Daft is that. Your view would be good to hear!!! well i am out of page - so better stop now and do some paper work--AHHHHHHHH...regards S