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Arts and craft courses

Art and craft courses, credit Daniel WildeyArt and craft courses, credit Daniel Wildey

We have an exciting programme of arts and craft courses and workshops in the gallery during 2020. We also hold talks, and other events at various times of the year. For more information and bookings, please call the Inspired by… gallery on 01439 772737 or go to our EventBrite page where online booking is available.

A 10% discount is offered on up to four workshops in a calendar year for our Inspired by... gallery Supporters (excluding Art History Day Schools with the WEA).

All of our events and workshops have Covid-19 safety measures in place, with smaller class sizes, which make for an enjoyable and relaxed experience.

A Portrait of Place - Evening reception - Friday 9 October, 6pm for 6.30pm

Free but must be pre-booked via Eventbrite as numbers are limited due to Covid-19 safety measures.

A Portrait of Place - Exhibition tours - Saturday 24 October at 11:00am, 11:45am, 1.30pm and 2.15pm

An opportunity to tour the exhibition with Kate Jones in a small group. Tickets £5. Online booking available.

Please note the gallery will be closed to visitors on 24 October, with entry restricted to those who have booked on an exhibition tour.

Willow Weaving Workshops

Join expert willow weaver Anthea Firth on one of her relaxing and informative workshops where you will learn the techniques required to produce your own sculptures or seasonal decorations. The workshops are aimed at beginners as well as those with some experience of the craft. You'll learn the core techniques required for willow working as well as the specific skills needed to create your willow creation. Please wear comfortable casual clothes. Materials and tools provided. Learn how to make:

All workshops 10:30am-3:30pm. Please bring a packed lunch. Minimum age 18. Not wheelchair accessible.
Cost: £50 including all materials. Advance booking essential for all workshops (details to follow).

Countdown to Christmas, The Moors National Park Centre (14 November – 23 December 2020)

Head to The Moors National Park Centre for all your Christmas essentials. Relax and browse the range of special gifts, decorations and festive food & drink, it’s the perfect place to do a spot of Christmas shopping.

In the Inspired by… gallery, an incredible range of craft products will be available from 15 talented artisans, as part of Brigantia’s Box of Delights exhibition, which opens on 14 November and runs through to 24 January 2021; perfect for presents and made with Christmas in mind.

Artisans will be showcasing their work in the Studio gallery while a delectable selection of Christmas treats will be available from our food hall, championing our passionate local suppliers. Our shop will also have many tempting items, including seasonal food, books and a wide range of environmentally sourced products.

When you need a rest from all the hustle and bustle, why not visit Park Life Café, and enjoy a festive treat or two to revive your spirits!

Studio gallery schedule

We welcome featured artists and our annual food hall.

13 – 17 November – Annwyn Botanicals (natural botanical skincare)
20 – 24 November – Dennis Roddam (ceramic artist)
27 November – 1 December – Sue Meredith (A Touch of Glass)
4 – 23 December – Food Hall

Family fun

Follow the adventures of Merry Mouse  to find the Lost Christmas Tree Baubles (for ages 3-7) or Woodland Elves (for ages 7-13), on two magical story trails through the grounds of The Moors National Park Centre.

Head to the Information desk to pick up your adventure trail map (£3 per trail, including a Merry Mouse adventure book and handmade Merry Mouse prize).

Santa will also be making a special virtual appearance directly from his workshop at the North Pole (5/6 and 12/13 December from 10.30am and 3.30pm, booking details to follow).

Entry is free and The Moors National Park Centre will be open from 10.30am to 4.00pm throughout November and December.