Creative People Networking Group

Creative people networking group at slamseys, essex

I’ve really got into the Back to School spirit this September and have launched lots of new classes, workshops and courses at Slamseys. Although it’s today that feels like the first day of term as it’s the week that the yoga and pilates classes start up again, our new term of events is already under way.

Last Thursday was the launch of the brand new Creative People Networking Group that I recently set up. I know that there are lots of creative people in the local area, but I just didn’t know where to find them, so I thought, well I’ll make them come to me – and they did!

We had ten people arrive at the barn for our first meeting, bringing a really interesting mix of skills, interests and knowledge with them. There was someone who does willow weaving, someone who makes personalised bunting (I know her as Aunt Josephine), greetings cards and stationery creators, budding photographers, artists, writers, cake decorators and more!

It’s really exciting for me to speak to these local creative types and for us to come up with new ideas for how we can work together in the future – already in the pipeline are some new workshops for the barn and collaborations for next year’s art trail which is all about food & kitchens.

Find out more about our Creative People Networking Group meetings.

I’m really excited for the rest of my Back to School workshops and courses this week – next up is our free art group which starts on Thursday and then on Friday the first of our new five week short courses kicks off – I can’t wait!


ART MONTH at Slamseys

Whoops – it’s been a little while since I’ve done a blog post as we’ve been so busy at Slamseys between taxidermy workshops and hosting an 80th birthday party for my granny.

Now that the marquee has been taken down and the chairs and tables have been collected, I can get back to focusing on our Art Month as it opens to the public in exactly one month – yikes!

Slamseys Art Month, Essex, June 2015

The sculptures are being created, the photographs being framed and the barn is being tidied and dusted and spruced up for the big occasion.  It’s doubly exciting because the whole of the Essex Summer of Art is being launched from our barn at the beginning of June, including a talk from ENAS artist David Trenow.

As part of our Art Month we will also be running our workshops, including a brand new photography workshop, aimed at encouraging budding photographers to move away from the automatic settings on their cameras.  Gillian Allard who is leading the workshop, is also one of our exhibiting artists.

Slamseys Art Month, June, Essex

All of our workshops reflect our theme of ‘The Natural World’, exploring the beautiful countrysides and landscapes around us.   I can’t wait for it all to kick off!

Find out more on our Facebook page.