Saturday 19th April and Monday 21st April. 2pm – 5pm

 Teas in the Garden. Mill House, Welwyn.The Gardens of Mill House, Welwyn will be open to the public on Saturday 19th April and Monday 21st April from 2pm - 5pm. Admission is £3.50 for adults, children free,. Proceeds from the teas will go to Isabel Hospice. 

27th April

 Rotary Club Walk. Campus West Car Park, Welwyn Garden City.A fun and healthy day out and a chance to raise sponsorship as well. Please support Isabel Hospice by making us your chosen charity. For more information please contact John Hopley at the Rotary Club on 01707 330902.  

Paula's Story 

A moving true drama about the life of Chickenshed’s writer-in-residence, Paula Rees

  The Studio Theatre

Chickenshed Chase Side, Southgate, London N14 4PE

   Wednesday 30 April – Saturday 17 May

  Evenings performances at 7.30pm

Thursday Matinees at 1pm, Saturday matinee at 3.30pm

  £10 / £8 concessions

  Box Office 020 8292 9222

 email: bookings@Chickenshed.org.uk or book online at www.chickenshed.org.uk

Captioned performance:    Thursday 15 May 7.30pm

Sign interpreted performances:   Friday 9 May 7.30pm 

Paula Rees has a fantastic story to tell.  It is an incredibly journey of love, courage and commitment in the belief that every single human being has the right to be nurtured.

Set in the late 1970s and 1980s, it tells of the magical breakthrough moment when a mother and daughter communicate for the first time through to the discovery and blossoming of Paula's talent as a poet, write and lyricist.

Paula was born with cerebral palsy.  Medical experts tell her family that there is little hope of her ever leaning or understanding anything.  However, spurred on by the love for their daughter and convinced that there is a connection and understanding - Paula's parents fight for her to be appreciated as something more than a statistic.

Paula's Story was the very first production in our Studio Theatre and we are very proud to be putting on this play as a part of our 40th Anniversary Year.  The play is directed by Mary Ward, Chickenshed's Artistic Director and will see the return to the stage of Louise Perry, Chickenshed's Head of Performance. 

The play, with music by Jo Collins and lyrics by Paula Rees herself, is both a powerful, and at times, humorous tale of one family's fight for their daughter's talent to be recognised.

The fight for all human beings to be acknowledged for what they can do runs to the core of Chickenshed's ethos, making this play as relevant today as it was when first performed in 1993.  

 All Change at Chapman’s Old Butcher’s Shop!

The well renowned and celebrity butchers, Chapman’s has relocated to the High Street in Baldock and their beautiful old Art Deco shop next to St. Marys Church has now had a makeover.  This beautiful shop will now be housing a stunning collection of contemporary art and gift ideas from around the world.

Welcome to London Row, a gallery that will be bringing a stylish difference and a refreshing range of original gift ideas to this charming town of Baldock, renowned for its music and cafe culture.

If you have been wondering where you can find something special for your home or loved one then lose yourself in one of the most sought after galleries in Hertfordshire. Indulge yourself with contemporary art, original glass ware, one off beautiful pieces of furniture, bespoke jewellery and a range of original gift ideas.

No longer is there a requirement to travel to London or Cambridge to be indulged in a variety of the finest and most talented artists, London Row now boasts some of the world’s most acclaimed contemporary artist’s works available right here on your doorstep.    

For a taste of something different take a visit to London Row, situated next to The George where you can find a bite to eat in a relaxed environment.

A warm welcome awaits you.

The Gallery with a difference,  The Old Butcher Shop, Church Street, Baldock, Herts SG7 5AD

T: 01462 347032




The Visual Images Group (VIG), an alliance of 600 artists and makers living and working in Buckinghamshire, has announced that it will again be organising its members into the annual Bucks Open Studios.

Now in its 29th year, Bucks Open Studios is the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire and one of the largest in the country, and it will take place from 7th to 22nd June.

Over 500 artists and makers from the county including painters, glass workers, basket weavers, metal workers, wood turners, jewellery makers, book makers, print makers and silk makers will be opening their studios to the public for free and showcasing their talent through demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops.

Bob and Ann Marshall, the new Joint Chairs of the Visual Images Group said “We look forward to our new role as Joint Chairs. Bucks Open Studios has grown in every way year on year - more participants, more venues, and more visitors - and we want to make sure that it continues to gain in popularity with the public.  Artists and Makers in Buckinghamshire are very grateful for the support that they receive from the public and we are sure that Bucks Open Studios will continue to prosper. “

They continued” There is an amazing wealth of talent within Buckinghamshire and Bucks Open Studios covers a vast array of artistic disciplines and levels of involvement from professional artists with international reputations to passionate hobbyists. So whether you are an art enthusiast or just fancy an interesting day out, you can talk directly to the artists about their work, watch demonstrations and even be inspired to take up a new hobby.”

To find out more about Bucks Open Studios 2014 please visit the website www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk