Would you like to give your loved ones something special for Christmas, help your local charity, local makers AND have HUGE FUN?
Come visit L’Arche & RPS on Saturday in West Norwood as we have two events that you will love.
RPS are local Artists and makers who create one of a kind work which ranges from kids home decor, toys, jewellery, Art, Prints, Ceramics, Cards and don’t forget L’Arche handmade Christmas decoupage decorations, jewellery, wreaths and lots more – come see!
L’Arche Candle Making Workshop – includes Candle, Cake & Greeting Card
L’Arche are holding their 2nd, extremely popular candle making workshop.
It starts at 11 am and finishes at 4 pm – be prompt as the introduction will go through each step.
Candles also need time to cool down before the bottom is flattened.
£15 admission fee for 1 Candle, 1 Christmas Card & Cake.
The admission fee goes to the charity.
Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
click the image below to see more photographs of the first Candle Making Workshop at L’Arche.
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Lots of people came to our Christmas Fayre which meant a lot of cake, mince pies and mulled whisky was consumed so just as well there was a band playing to top it all off!
(note: there were people there but when you produce a large camera people suddenly decide to stand behind the photographer! chickens ;-p)
Music by Uffington 357 – a band from West Norwood (London SE27) playing a beautiful blend of soul, funk and Jazz. with Sue Harvey, Myles Runham and… (I’ll update when I find out! sorry)
RPS, The Stitch & West Norwood Bzz Garage – all projects started by the Open Works project were recently mentioned in the Guardian and you can see Agnes (The Right Stuff Vintage), Tara from the Stitch and Wayne from Bzz Garage photographed and interviewed about these projects.
Agnès Baumont of Rock Paper Scissors, with Lidia Silaghi, a support assistant with L’Arche. Photograph: Athlyn Cathcart-Keays
L’Arche Christmas Decorations – pin cone ready to be made in to Christmas Wreaths – will be available for sale at the Xmas Fayre.
Spoil yourself and your loved ones this winter with unique hand crafted gifts from our annual Christmas Market!
With a vast array of exciting traditional hand made prints, paintings, cards, textiles and jewellery, our local artists and makers’ stalls will be sure to have something for everyone, so come along and shop until you drop with the added knowledge that you are supporting West Norwood’s creative community.
Our staff will be on hand to supply warming Christmas treats and music to get you into the festive spirit!
Face painting, Christmas Decorations workshop, Live Music, festive cake pops too.
L’Arche & RPS shop window is looking festive
Baubles made by L’Arche members
How cute is this toy train! (courtesy of Agnes)
Here’s a few more photos of the shop…
Anthony Hodges has rejoined RPS so you can now buy
getting redy for Christmas
Collect the festive coupons to win a prize
click the image above to visit the Facebook event page to collect all 12 coupons – they are shared on twitter too – you can also collect from the main RPS facebook page – see the sidebar 🙂
ps: a huge thank you to Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff for designing all the posters (for L’Arche events as well as for the RPS group) and to Kudret & Aytekin from Odek for printing all the leaflets & posters.
L’Arche Christmas Concert
The L’Arche London Arkclub Theatre group would like to invite you to their Christmas Concert at All Saints Church, West Dulwich.
L’Arche and RPS have the Art Trail and the Christmas Fayre – You really have no where else that is more important than coming to L’Arche in West Norwood – the shop next to St Luke’s and their lovely big garden
(Gothic House – Idmiston Road).
see below for some sneak peaks of the Art Work that will be on show & available to buy!
SE Art Trail – Saturday 21st November
click image to visit the Facebook Event page
L’Arche staff and members taking part in the Art Trail…
Flo Anson – co-ordinator of L’Arche concerts and plays
Has worked at L’Arche London for 16 yrs.
Doing dance drama costume making theatre and music sessions.
Always loved Art and crafts.
Lately started painting again as she had to stop ballet which is her other passion in life.
Kevin lives and works at L’Arche London. He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities. He loves nature and particularly birds. He uses visual arts as a medium for communication.
Derek Williams live and works at L’Arche London. He is a non verbal adult with learning disabilities who expresses himself through visual art in an abstract way.
sorry – not sent examples so you will have to attend to see her wonderful work :-)
Rock Paper Scissor members taking part…
Anthony Hodges – Artist
Originally from the northern port of Whitby, Anthony Hodgson has lived in West Norwood, south London since 2002. As an artist, he works mostly in inks and pastels, producing Gothic, Religious and Figurative art. He is inspired by the conflicts within our existence: light, dark; life, death; imprisonment, freedom and the relationships between them. Anthony is also a musician and poet.
Mid-century graphic designer, art lovers and curious collectors who have lived and journeyed across four continents discovering visually fascinating objets d’art, craft, ephemera and tastes.
Our raison d’être is to ‘revive, share, inspire’ giving beautiful often ignored artifacts a new beginning.
This selection of limited edition prints is part of an on-going series of images influenced by obscure ‘street art’ from our travels, which have been digitally re-worked to capture the vibrance, texture and energy of those places.
Art, Brooches and Glassware
Agnès Baumont/The Right Stuff Vintage.
French born mid-century graphic designer, mother of two, art lover and curious collector. Lived in three continents discovering visually fascinating objets d’art, craft, ephemera and tastes. My raison d’être is to ‘revive, share, inspire’ giving beautiful often ignored artefacts a new beginning.
Photography + Art + Freelance + Design
Photographic prints and greeting cards, local, London and England, architecture/icons, cityscapes, parks/common land, landscapes, sea/river waterscapes.
I love working with light to produce images that stick in the mind.
When I started in photography, large format plate and rostrum sheet film cameras were normal in studios. I processed and printed (darkroom work) with such formats, in my personal and freelance work I’ve used 35mm SLR’s and large format 6×6 cm twin-lens film cameras. I am familiar with both old and new techniques. Manipulation and enhancement in the past was completed in darkrooms and or as screen prints, but nowadays I use DSLR’s and digital applications, such as Adobe’s Creative Suite – PhotoShop, Illustrator; Lightroom, Affinity – Photo/Design, etc.
For more than forty years, I have been working as a photographer in London, England, a location that is reflected in my work. I try to capture my part of the world as I observe it and sometimes play with the results (retouch, enhance and manipulate images). I presently sell my work as prints (enlargements) and greetings cards to local businesses including, for example, giftware shops, florists, bookshops and art framers in London at locations of Clapham, Dulwich, Herne Hill and Brixton together with distribution throughout the UK and internationally to offices and homes in the USA and Australia.
Speciality work includes
Product placement studio pack-shots (still-life); studio location food photography/videos; studio location portraits
Public relations (PR)
Digital image manipulation; processing; retouching; enhancements
Land/City/Sea and Waterscapes
DTP/design & scanning;
Information technology on Macs
Pre/post-production video camera & editing
In my work as a commercial freelance food photographer/video cameraman, I contributed to the publishers Thomson and Cengage, for their Professional Chefand Food & Beverage Servicesrange of books and online videos. I have also taught photography and darkroom skills to others, running courses that demystify photography and simplifying the developing process to all ages and abilities.
Paintings – Mosaics – Workshops
Janet takes her inspiration from the natural world. Her abstract paintings are a reflection of this. Each one unique, they pulse to a rhythmic, intuitive and felt sense. She aims to cultivate this energy and spirit in her workshops and groups, where process and fun are more important than the finished object.
Original brightly coloured, hand painted images in gouache on paper in wooden frame. Mosaic tiles decorated with buttons, beads and various colourful, interesting bits and pieces.
Other works include A4 framed prints of charcoal, ink, pastel drawings and photos. As well as producing her own work Janet is an artist/therapist supporting individuals and groups to find their creativity using a variety of media and techniques.
Beth Manderand Clare Haward were invited to Croydon Radio to talk about the SE Art Trail on Janet Smiths Arts Programme yesterday!