September 2014 Newsletter

Big Draw 2014

The Big Draw 2014

This year's BIG DRAW event will be held on Saturday 4th October 10 - 4 and is open to all ages. The event is funded by Northumberland Arts Development and is FREE!

Our friends and partners Tyne Rivers Trust will be sharing the day and will be demonstrating river bed movement and viewing river insects through microscopes. You can then enjoy drawing in many different mediums with the help from professional artists!

Arts Award

Arts Award Training

After the huge success of this year's Bronze Level Arts Award at the Whistle Art Stop, we are opening our doors and inviting more young people aged 11 - 25 to join the Art Award scheme. Why not come along to the Big Draw on 4th October and discuss with us how we can help to unleash your artistic potential.

Art Clubs

Thanks to all of the young people in Haltwhistle who joined us for our Summer Art Club sessions. Don't forget that our regular Saturday Art Club - SMARTZ and Klarty Klub continue to run from 10 - 2pm and after school on Tuesdays 4 - 6pm. Call 01434 320800 for more information.

Photography Course

We are running a Creative Photography Course with professional photographer, Yvonne Davies of Mimeses North, at the Whistle Art Stop during Sept/Oct.

Cost of course is £100 for four Tuesday evening sessions and there is a concessionary price for young people available. For more information and to reserve a place at
and pay at the Whistle Art Stop.

Will Nicholls Photographer: Talk

There are still some tickets left for tomorrow night's talk by award winning, young photographer, Will Nicholls (Haydon Bridge).

Will's talk is titled "Discovering Northumberland and Beyond".

Tickets available at this link:

or reserve by phone on 01434 320800 / 07935 596141 and collect at door.

Fundraising events

Our next fundraising Car Boot Sales will on Saturday 27th September and Saturday 25th October 10 - 2pm. There will also be a Jumble Sale on both of those days and we would appreciate any donations for that. These events are free to enter but there is a small charge for sellers pitches. Please contact us on 01434 320800 for more information.

The money raised through these events will contribute to our Graduate Art Programme 2014/15 and we are nervously biting our lips, chewing our nails and losing much sleep while we await the outcome of our grant applications. In the meantime, we really need your support! Thank you.

Late Night Shopping

Late night shopping will be on Friday 28th November from 5pm and there will be stalls available for local arts and craft sellers. Bookings are now open and there is limited availablility for the pitches at the entrance - cost £20. Pitches inside the yard £10. Telephone 01434 320800 for more information and to book.


Twhistle CIC t/a Whistle Art Stop a community interest company registered in England no. 07769196 (click here for directions)

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