Category Archives: Art

Coffee Artz with a Spring in its step

It’s Coffee Artz again this week, on Thursday, May 18th, 10.30am to 12noon, and the theme is Spring.

Everyone is welcome to join in and help create a picture of Springtime which will then be made into cards to sell.

Coffee Artz takes place on the first and third Thursday of each month and each time the group takes a different theme to inspire the art. No artistic skill is needed, no experience is needed and the equipment is all provided. Coffee, chat and cake are also provided!

To find out more email Elaine Fell.

Friday Night is Games Night!

Come and join us at St Mark’s Church on the second and fourth Friday of each month from 7-9pm for our ‘youth club for all ages’, aka Friday Night Games Night. The next ones are: April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26.

We have table tennis, pool, board games, jigsaws, art and craft, modelling, food, drinks and lots of chat and general socialising. It’s open to all ages and we range in age from children to 80+. Anyone of primary age and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

We are inclusive and welcome everyone. Please let us know if you have any particular needs or dietary requirements. Contact revd.stella@badshotleaandhale.org to find out more

Daffodils and art

It’s Coffee Artz again this week. Join us for art, coffee and daffodils at St Mark’s on Thursday, March 2nd, 10.30am to 12noon.

Coffee Artz takes place on the first and third Thursday of each month and each time the group takes a different theme to inspire the art. No artistic skill is needed, no experience is needed and the equipment is all provided. Coffee, chat and cake are also provided!

To find out more email Lesley Shatwell.

Photo by Hilary Halliwell on Pexels.com

Coffee Artz – so good we’re doing it twice!

Coffee Artz at St Mark’s – a morning of coffee, cake, chat and artistic endeavour (no skill or experience needed) – is expanding. It will now be on the third Thursday of the month as well as the first Thursday, so is on this week (19th) from 10.30am to 12pm at St Mark’s, Alma Lane.

This week the group will be exploring colourful ways of using paints and fabrics to create unique items and a group Coronation collage. They will also be eating cake, drinking coffee and tea, and socialising.

Everyone is welcome – just turn up!

Come to a Kitty birthday celebration

Sunday, November 6th, 11am

Everyone is invited to a celebration of the Kitty Milroy murals and the artist Kitty Milroy herself at St Mark’s Church, on the morning of Sunday, November 6th at 11am, just two days before the anniversary of her birth on November 8th, 1885, and also the anniversary of her death on November 8th, 1966.

There will be a communion service at 11am, followed by a bring-and-share lunch soon after noon, and a talk on the murals by Nick Seversway who has led the campaign to restore the murals, and Stella Wiseman.

Kitty Milroy’s now-famous murals were restored in 2021 and are recognised as being of national importance and a jewel in Surrey’s crown. St Mark’s Church was awarded Grade II listed status by Historic England last year, and in March 2022 was shortlisted for a Surrey Historic Buildings Trust Heritage Award.

Kitty’s murals are stunning works of art, and for years she and the murals were overlooked, probably because she was a woman and women’s art was seen as less important as that of men. She painted the murals between 1911 and 1920 and they depict the Annunciation – the meeting between Mary and the Angel Gabriel when Mary is told she will be the mother of Jesus – as well as scenes from the Benedicite, an ancient hymn of praise to God about the wonders of the natural world, and local views. There are figures depicting the natural elements and seasons, and the models for these figures are known to be local people.

The whole is a stunning creation by a hugely talented artist and we invite everyone to come and enjoy them and find out more about them and Kitty herself.

Come and join us on November 6th. If you can’t bring lunch, please come anyway, there will be plenty to share.

Craft Market and free lunch

We are holding our Craft Market at St Mark’s, Upper Hale, tomorrow (Saturday 17th) 10am-2pm, and offering a free Harvest lunch from noon.

There will be a slideshow in memory of The Queen and a place to light candles for her.

Please come and join us, listen to live music, enjoy a free lunch, and support businesses while buying gifts and treats. It’s also a chance to see the Kitty Milroy murals.

Adventurers is back!

Adventurers, the club for ages 7-11, is back again.

The popular club, led by Anne Boyman, is on Tuesdays at St Mark’s from 5.30-7pm, in term time.

There are games, craft, art, stories, prayers, refreshments and a lot of fun and friendship. So, if you, or someone you know, are age 7 to 11, why not give it a try? Just turn up, or give Anne Boyman a call on 01252 724429.

Your July/August magazine is out!

Your July/August magazine is here, filled with Ordination news, the Fete, information about what is going on in the parish, reflections, an article about the pop-up museum exhibition at St Mark’s, changes to the craft market, pride services, news from our local MP, prayer, new advertisers.

Enjoy reading and please let us have your articles and news. Email editor@badshotleaandhale.org