Wednesday 22 November 2017

WW1 talk

Many Thanks to Philip Wilson for his talk today.
This interesting talk has really helped us to gain an understanding of what happened to our local heroes and their horses in the Warwickshire Yeomanry Regiment.

Thanks to Helen for telling us about St Mary's Church Warwick's tribute to the many citizens of our county who fought in the First World War, "Warwick Poppies 2018"

Clay and modroc poppies made by the class

Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 25th Nov
10 am-1pm
Westbury Centre, Bury Rd
Leamington Spa, CV31 3JE

Our Stall

Wednesday 1 November 2017

A Poem by Anna Harper


Remember the stories, the larks we shared,
The ones you carved hidden from the world,
Of drunken nights, we wish not to evoke.

Remember the noise, that crashing godly
Sound, of slaughtered men crying in agony.
Killed by heroes, believing they're right.

Monday 30 October 2017

Imperial War Museum trip

On Wednesday 25th October 13 of the group met at 8.30 in the morning and set off in a minibus to London. Thank you to Back 'n Forth for providing the disabled-friendly minibus and volunteer driver, without which some of us would not be able to go.
We spent a very informative and emotive day looking at the WW1 and other exhibits. Exhibits were very visual giving you a real feel of what it was like to be involved, whether at home or on the front line.
We came away with a lot of ideas to work on in our project.

National Lottery grant awarded to local disability arts group for World War One project

A National Lottery Grant of £9,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is funding a year-long project, ‘World War One and Disability’, to run along-side the weekly painting class every Wednesday 9.30am -12pm and 1pm to 3.30pm term-time, held at The Westbury Centre, Westlea Road, South Leamington Spa, CV31 3JE. 

Made possible by money raised by National lottery players, the project will look at attitudes to disability, then and now, as well as advancements in the treatment of people who were disabled and injured, as a result of the war. It will also explore war art, war artists and illustrators who recorded the battles and the reality of daily life.

Participants will visit the National Memorial Arboretum, Imperial War Museum and Warwick Records Office as well as attending talks about different aspects of WW1.
Painting for Pleasure welcomes existing and new participants to come along and join in this interesting project and meet new people. 

Wednesday 11 October 2017

Thank you, Kineton Art Group

Kineton Art Group kindly supports Painting for Pleasure.
We are pleased to accept a cheque for £75, raised at their latest art exhibition and art materials donated by members.
Thank you!

Tuesday 29 August 2017

National Memorial Arboretum visit

group enjoying the lovely weather

Warwick Folk Festival; last weekend in July 2017

The members of Painting for Pleasure were asked to paint
some boards that were then used to decorate the festival site.

Everyone enjoyed contributing and then seeing their work displayed 

Friday 31 March Canvas project celebration Was a great success

Art sessional workers Helena and Grace

Kerry Webster really enjoyed a chance to paint on a canvas for the first time