Pumpkin Carving at Llangollen Show and late October news.

We were delighted to see that both our pumpkins featured at the Llangollen Food Festival on Saturday 14th October, and you can see the size of ‘Pumpkin 2’ compared to a ‘normal’ pumpkin….Nick Pengelly who ‘looked after’ it’s cultivation said that the pumpkin probably weighed around 170lb, and would have grown even bigger if we have fed it more regularly. So there is a challenge open to us for next year!

Simon O’Rourke, the sculptor, had taken this pumpkin to the Tesco Store in Cefn Mawr, but is no longer on display. However, we are also thrilled to hear we came in second place in the recent Tesco Bags of Help Community Scheme where people voted for their favourite local project in the Wrexham Super Store in Crescent Road. Thank you to all who voted for us!

Talking of pumpkins, we hosted a ‘Pumpkin Day’ on Saturday 21st October. Thanks go to Sheila and Mike, and to Emma and Pat for braving the weather on that stormy day. The children loved picking their own apples, and there were potatoes, beetroot, courgettes, swede, kale, cabbages and tomatoes also for sale.

News about our forthcoming Xmas Fayre. This will be held on Saturday 18th November between 1 and 3.30pm. There will be a tombola, a craft stall, a raffle, face-painting, a second hand book stall, Emma’s cushions, seasonal refreshments, fruit and vegetables and good company to enjoy. Also a chance to buy our 2018 calendar!

Please follow this link to a poster about the event and help advertise the afternoon.

xmas fair 2017

We are still looking for volunteers to help in our everyday activities! Especially over the colder winter months, our education classes are popular. We are keen to hear from anyone who has a love of art, and would be prepared to support our students in art classes, currently held on Mondays and Friday mornings- please contact us on 01978265058 if you could spare some time.

Some examples of our student’s art work:

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