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Utterence
Drop-in Community Choir
MOST THURSDAYS
7.30-9pm
Utterance is a casual singing group for anyone who likes to make noise with others, led by composer Verity Standen. Verity will bring along a range of songs to get things started, from Bjork to Bulgarian folk tunes. And then she’ll go away and arrange anything that the group suggests - from sea shanties to classic soul - with a focus on rich and playful harmonies.
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Two Day Coiling Masterclass
with Jane Sheppard
SATURDAY 13TH + SUNDAY 14TH APRIL 2024
10AM - 4.30PM
Local ceramic artist Jane Sheppard is known for her large coiled and smoke fired vessels and is offering her 2nd two day masterclass in this ancient art hand building skill. Offered to those with previous experience of hand-coiling.
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M.Y Art Club
with Rachel Gale
SATURDAY 20TH APRIL 2024
10-11AM AND 11.30AM-12.30PM
Say hello to the M.Y Art Club! We're super excited to be partnering up with the acclaimed local illustrator, Rachel Gale to host a new kid’s art club at Makers' Yard. Our monthly art club is a new space for children to explore their creativity through a curated series of classes for 4-7 and 8-12 year olds. Little artists, who wants to join our club?
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M.Y Book Club
with Gemma Rogers
MONDAY 22ND APRIL 2024
7PM - 8.30PM
Welcoming everyone from avid readers, to those just wanting to read a bit more. We’ll read books about a diverse range of topics, exploring themes such as identity, gender, sexuality, race and more. Come along to have a chat, a cup of tea and share your thoughts.
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Book launch: The Lifeline
by Libby Page
WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL
7-10PM
Join local bestselling author Libby Page to celebrate the launch of her new book The Lifeline with a reading, drinks and a book signing. Come along to meet the author and network with other locals.
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Make a Willow Tepee Plant Support
with Mary Cross of Organic Matters
FRIDAY 3RD MAY 2024
10AM - 1PM
Come and learn how to weave a willow tepee plant support with Mary Cross of Organic Matters. They can range from a smaller size suitable for sweet peas or the like to a larger slightly more sturdier structure for vegetables.
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Hand-building Taster Day
with Jane Sheppard
SATURDAY 4TH MAY
10AM - 4PM
Join ceramist Jane Sheppard for a taster day in the ancient art of hand-coiling for those of you wanting to begin your journey under expert guidance. All you need to know to get you started with confidence.
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Still Flower Drawing Workshop
Ellie Jauncey + Holly Brown
SATURDAY 8TH JUNE 2024
10.30AM-12.30PM
Join florist Ellie Jauncey and Artist Holly Brown for a morning of creative drawing. STILL is a place where you can slow down, reconnect with your hands and learn simple drawing skills.
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Still Life - Fish, Shellfish, Fruit & Vessels
Build Your Confidence in Oils
Holly Clifton-Brown
SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2024
9.45AM - 4PM
Join acclaimed local artist Holly Clifton-Brown for a one day course at Makers’ Yard with a focus on painting fish and shellfish such as; mackerel, lobster, crab, mussels or prawns.
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Make a Round Stake and Strand Basket
with Mary Cross of Organic Matters
FRIDAY 28TH JUNE 2024
10AM - 4.30PM
Come and learn how to weave this traditional style of basket with Mary Cross of Organic Matters. First we weave the round base. Then we ‘upset’ the basket by adding the side stakes! The side weave determines the height of your basket. Finally we turn down the border. Depending on your ability and experience you may be able to add a handle but on a first basket it can be a more fulfilling experience to go without as it can be quite intense and can make the day feel rather rushed.
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Soundhouse Sessions
at Makers' Yard
FRIDAY 5TH JULY 2024
7-11PM
In the intimate and creative setting of Makers' Yard in Lower Keyford, Soundhouse Sessions launches with three of the most interesting acts from the Frome grassroots scene - Ma Polaine, Lorikeet and Izzie Yardley. Expect a high level of musicianship and songs laced with imagination and emotion creating a truly inspiring experience.
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Two Day Introduction
to Still Life in Oils
Holly Clifton-Brown
12TH + 13TH OCTOBER 2024
9.45AM - 4PM
Join acclaimed local artist Holly Clifton-Brown for a two day course at Makers’ Yard: an introduction to still life in oils.
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