Gallery 1066 Presents A Night with the Stars!
For a night of glamour put on your glad rags and join Gallery 1066 on the red carpet for ‘A Night with the Stars’.
Be dazzled and inspired by paintings from some of the world’s most iconic figures from past to present. In this unique exhibition Gallery 1066 have brought together a spectacular collection from a select group of award winning and world acclaimed artists, such as Paul Normansell, Jen Allen and Zinsky for a night to remember.
Living and breathing on canvas to welcome you will be famous faces such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Charlie Chaplin, the Beetles and even the Queen will be here!
Don’t miss out on this star studded weekend!
To reserve your place at the
This event is free of charge and open to everyone over the weekend, please come and join us for a fine art experience.
We look forward to welcoming you to the gallery, to view our range of artists please visit www.gallery1066fineart.com
Sunday 19th May
On Your Bike for Isabel Hospice
On Your Bike is back for its 4th Year in a row - with a new route on offer. The event is open to teams individuals and families. Starting and finishing at the Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club,
Entry up to 18th May £15 per adult & £5 per child
On the day £20 per adult & £10 per child. Call Fundraising on 01707 382500.
Thursday 23rd May
Hanbury Manor Charity Golf Day
Golf Day in aid of Isabel Hospice. To be held at the 5 Star Hanbury Manor Marriott Golf & Country Club, Ware SG12 0SD. Tickets cost £600 per team and include lunch. There will also be an auction. For more information please contact Emma Lippiatt on 01707 382547.
Youth Health Action Day
Health Action Day is an event that brings education regarding health and fitness to residents of Stevenage and the surrounding areas. Historically aimed at adults, this year's event on Saturday May 18th will focus on children and teenagers 0 -18 years.
There will be stalls offering advice on health and wellbeing, including healthy eating, bullying, smoking, alcohol, sexual health, training for employment and sports and fitness available in the local area, beauty and skin care advice, how to stay safe using Facebook and Twitter; in fact all subjects that matter to young people will be covered!
Programmed throughout the day will be activities for young people to participate in including multi - sports, dance, self-defence, cheerleading, indoor and outdoor cycling, MyRide, Kick Boxing and the gym. There will also be demonstrations from local clubs and sports organisations.
If you are a young person or a carer, guardian or parent, come down to the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre for a free, fun day out!
For more information about the event or if you would like a stall please contact:
Juanita Prescott Tel: 01438 -242601/242636
BUCKS OPEN STUDIOS
Art event has doubled in size since 2007
Bucks Open Studios, the largest visual arts event in Buckinghamshire, has announced that more artists and makers than ever before will be participating in the 2013 event.
Now in its 28th year, Bucks Open Studios will take place across the county from the 8th to
575 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 at 199 venues to the public for free and showcasing their talent through demonstrations, exhibitions and workshops.
Ben Boswell, Joint Chair of Bucks Open Studios and Photographer said “We are absolutely thrilled to announce that the event will have more artists and makers participating than ever before. In fact the event has more than doubled in size since 2007 in terms of artists participating and we hope to exceed last year’s record of just over 38,000 visits made to studios and exhibitions by around 12,000 visitors during the fortnight in June. This is all a testament to the growing popularity of the event as well as a general increase in the urge to be more creative, perhaps inspired by popular TV programmes such as Kirstie’s Homemade Home.”.
Ben continued “The event spans a huge variety of disciplines and levels of involvement, from professional artists with international reputations to passionate hobbyists. So whether you are an art enthusiast or just casually interested in art, Bucks Open Studios is a great opportunity for a fascinating day out. You can talk directly to artists, watch demonstrations and even be inspired to take up a new hobby and find your own hidden talent.”
To find out more about Bucks Open Studios 2013 visit the website http://www.bucksopenstudios.org.uk
Bedford Arts and Crafts Centre Relaunch
Arts and crafts have always played a large part in providing education and recreation for adults in Bedford and District. Raleigh House in
There will be an exhibition of current student’s work at Raleigh House during the weekend of 29th and 30th June so that the range of classes available and the resulting achievement of work can be seen. If you are inspired and would like to participate in any of the classes you can have details of the courses which will be available from September, or you can sign up for the class of your choice at the exhibition.
Work on show will include Book Binding, Ceramics, Flower arranging and Floristry, Jewelry, Lace making, Pattern making Sewing and Textiles, Painting and Portraiture, Stained Glass (traditional and modern), Upholstery, Wood carving and 2D and 3D work made in the Touch and See class, for visually impaired students.
Entry is free and refreshments will be on sale
We look forward to seeing you.
Contact tel. No. 07523035213
Join Paralympic gold medallist at charity bike event
The Willow Bike Challenge will raise much needed funds for the Willow Foundation, the only charity in the UK to provide positive and life-enhancing Special Days for seriously ill 16 to 40 year olds.
Whether a keen cyclist or a first bike ride, this is a cycling event to suit everyone. The three-tiered challenge allows cyclists of all levels to take part and really stretch their legs. A circular bike ride, starting and finishing in Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, choose from three distances through the picturesque Hertfordshire countryside - 100 miles for the experienced, competitive cyclists; 60 miles for the keen club cyclists; and 30 miles for those who prefer a shorter route. Coinciding with the final day of the Tour de France, the event will be televised at the final stop off point on the day.
In the run up to the event, Mark Colbourne will provide invaluable training tips and motivation. The gold medallist at London’s 2012 Paralympics will take part in the Bike Challenge, giving participants the unique opportunity to ride alongside and talk all things cycling with this inspirational sportsman.
Willow’s co-founder and former Arsenal goalkeeper, Bob Wilson, will also be there on the day. An experienced cyclist,
To date, Willow has provided almost 9,500 Special Days for people living with cancer, cystic fibrosis, motor neurone disease, muscular dystrophy and Huntington’s, amongst other conditions.
Mark Colbourne said, “This is a superb cycling challenge for people of all levels. As we enjoy the ride, taking in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, we can be making a real and positive difference to the lives of the seriously ill when they need it most. I hope you will pedal away with me on the day and help Willow achieve its 10,000th Special Day.”
Bob Wilson said, “Last year’s Willow Bike Challenge was a fantastic event and this year is set to be bigger and better. Being joined by our Paralympic hero will make this a bike ride to remember. Sign up now and pedal away with us on the day.”
£25 for over 18s or
Register today at www.willowfoundation.org.uk/bikechallenge.