EVAN Newsletter September 2019

Welcome to the September edition of the EVAN Newsletter…

We aim to inform you about events that are coming up within the Eden Valley Artistic Network, either in the Gallery or around the Eden Valley. We also hope to give you an idea of what individual members of Eden Valley Artistic Network are doing, whether exhibitions, workshops or events. Read on…

What’s happening IN September, October, November.

Penrith Arts Festival

Penrith Arts Festival

Come and Join In 4 Days of Artistic Fun
29th August to 1st September

Programme Highlights Include:

Ian McMIllan and Luke Carver Goss – “Between you and Me”
EVAN Musicians Performance
Artists Workshops
Hat ‘tastic’ making hats, wearing hats, decorating hats
Blue Jam
Upfront Puppet Theatre
Picturing Penrith Art Competition
Artisan Market
And much more.

Festival programmes available from the Gallery.

Penrith Arts Festival Programme of Events

Thursday 29th August
Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss – “Between You and Me” at the Penrith Playhouse 7.30pm

Friday 30th August
Pastels Workshop 2pm-5pm in the EVAN Gallery (Free)
EVAN Music Collective at the George Hotel 7pm – Tickets £5 from the Gallery
Penrith Players – Fringe performances in Penrith Playhouse 7pm

Saturday 31 st August
‘The Magic of Penrith’ photographic exhibition in the Gallery
Picturing Penrith art competition
Upfront puppet shows in New Squares – 10.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 4pm
Penrith Players perform short playlets in the Library and Little Dockray 10am and 2pm
Family Hat Decorators Workshop – Penrith Museum 10am- 12pm Families £10
Create a ‘Textile Postcard’ in an hour – 10am, 12.30pm and 2pm in Daffodils Coffee House (Free – no booking required)
In the Loop – local films on the big screen – Alhambra 10am-2pm
Spoken Word: The Price of Land poetry by Geoff Cox in the Library 11.30am and 3pm
Top Hatter gathering in town centre for a communal photograph and judging of the Top Hatter of Old Penrith Town – 1pm
Picturing Penrith judging and prize giving – EVAN Gallery at 5.30pm
Penrith Players – Fringe performances in Penrith Playhouse 7.30pm
Live music in various public houses from 8pm

Sunday 1st September
Artisan Market and demonstrations – New Squares 11am-3pm
Music pop up with Blue Jam – New Squares
“Be the Artist you want to be” Artist’s Development Workshop – EVAN Gallery
10-30am-12.30pm and 1.30-4pm £15
PROPHECY film screening and social at the Alhambra Cinema 5.45pm
Plug and Play: the new season begins in the Penrith Playhouse 7pm

Throughout the Festival an exhibition of drawings, paintings and photographs, A year in Geltsdale Wood, Christine Hurford. Above Eden Taxis, Friargate.

Buskers on street in the town throughout the day.

Between You and Me”

Between You and Me”

Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss will be performing at the Penrith Playhouse on Friday 29th August at 7.30pm.

Music Night at the George Hotel

Music Night

EVAN Music Collective presents 4 fabulous local bands, performing at the George Hotel on Friday 30th August. Tickets £5 on sale at the Gallery.

Picturing Penrith Art Competition

Picturing Penrith

Picturing Penrith art competition will take place on Saturday 31st August. Artists are invited to create an original piece of artwork in one day based in and around the picturesque market town of Penrith.

The Magic of Penrith

The Magic of Penrith

Photography exhibition open to all. Entry just £3. Pop in to Penrith Posters on Saturday 31st August to have your entry or entries printed.

At least one image from each photographer will be included in the exhibition.

EVAN Open Studios and Art Trail

The Open Studios and Art Trail directories are available from the EVAN Gallery or download a copy here.

Picturing Kirkby Stephen – “A great success!”

Picturing Kirkby Stephen

The first Picturing Kirkby Stephen event took place on Saturday 29th June.  Thirty artists spent the day capturing their images and impressions of the market town.  The judges Alan Stones and Paul Davison were impressed with the entries and had the hard task of selecting the winners.

Focus on an EVAN artist: Mary Chappelhow

Mary Chappelhow

Mary Chappelhow

In each edition of the Newsletter I am hoping to focus on one of our members and write about what inspires them and their working day. This month I am focusing on Mary Chappelhow of Interlude Ceramics.


Next Focus on an EVAN artist: Maggi Toner-Edgar

Maggi toner-edgar

In the December edition of the EVAN newsletter there will be an interview with Maggi Toner-Edgar: ‘Haute Couture’ designer who ran her own design company in the 80s, lectured Degree and MA courses and now runs drawing, design, fashion/textile design, journalling and coaching courses, will be talking to me in the December Edition. There will also be a report on the Penrith Arts Festival.

Dates for your diary where you will find our artists exhibiting or holding workshops…

1st August to 30th October 
Exhibition: ‘Three Months of Print’ by Polly Marix Evans at the Hub, Hallbankgate, Brampton, CA8 2NJ

27th August to 7th September
Exhibition: ‘Words in a Journal’ Emma J Lock at Harbour Cottage Gallery, Kircudbright DG6 4LB  Emmajlock@live.co.uk

31st August to the 1st September
‘Spirit of the Eden’ at Armathwaite Old School 

7th to 15th September 
EVAN Open Studios and Art Trail

13th September to 23rd September 
Exhibition: Keswick Society of Art Autumn exhibition
Lake Road Church Hall Keswick 
Open daily except Sundays 10-6

27th September and Fridays there after
Watercolour Classes with Robert Brindley at Scotby village hall. Contact Robert at mail@robertbrindley.com

28th September
Workshop: A one day workshop to be held in Threlkeld. Covering the basics of working with soft pastels Email: Lyn Evans at  lynatno1@hotmail.com  Mobile  07702941872

19th to 20th October 
Solo Exhibition of Oil and Watercolour by Robert Brindley at Wetheral Village Hall. website: www.robertbrindley.com

7th and 8th November  
Textile Landscape Workshop. 
Join mixed media textile artist Kay Leech to create a textile landscape combining a variety of techniques. Part of a series being run at Rheged in conjunciont with the Westmorland Landscape Prize: Full details at https://www.rheged.com


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