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Make sure not to miss an exciting new exhibition and sale of work over the
Bank Holiday weekend at St Margaret’s church, Thorpe Market, situated in a
beautiful and tranquil setting.  As always, a wide selection of used books
will be for sale, as well as teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes.
Entrance is free and there is ample parking opposite the church.  Opening
hours 11am – 4pm each day.  Do come along and meet the artists.

Win a signed Limited Edition Print of your favourite painting by voting
for the Visitor’s Choice.

ROSALIE OSBORNE GIBB – 26th – 29th August

Following several very successful exhibitions at Thorpe Market church over
the last year, local artist Rosalie will once again be exhibiting an
exciting new collection of artwork in various media, as well as framed
photographs, mounted and signed Limited Edition prints, greetings cards
depicting her paintings and a variety of gifts, including unique mugs
decorated with her artwork.  Whilst Rosalie’s art covers many diverse
subjects, the Norfolk coast and countryside remain firm favourites.
Rosalie’s paintings have sold through several galleries and exhibitions,
including an exhibition at The Guildhall in London last autumn.  Rosalie’s
‘Cow Parsley’ watercolour won the People’s Choice Award at the Arts North
Festival Art Exhibition in North Walsham in June.

NICK WOOLSTON – 28th and 29th August

Arcs & Sparks Welding Services is owned and operated by Nick Woolston, a
highly experienced coded welder with over 25 years’ knowledge of
fabricating and welding steels and alloys.  Nick has an eye for detail and
prides himself on delivering a quality service at a reasonable price.  As
well as a huge range of products from small candlesticks and letter racks
through boot scrapers, log baskets and companion sets to garden gates and
arbours of virtually any size and design, Nick also offers a bespoke
service, making unique items to customers’ requirements.


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Thorpe Market Church
August Art Exhibition

“Eastcoast Artz”
Eastcoast Artz is a group of 9 local artists who have come together to
exhibit and sell their work in Thorpe Market church. The exhibition
includes a variety of paintings in all media, craft work including
sculptures, silk cushions, scarves, rugs, models from driftwood as well as
prints and cards. Refreshments will also be on sale so do come along and
enjoy the venue as well as the work.
The exhibitors are Jeny Walding, Maureen Cherry, Susanne Lakin, Carol
Gibbons, Nigel Paterson, Edy Ward, Chris Dean, Ken Riches and Bill Firmin.

Norfolk Fields

Wednesday 10th August –Wednesday 17th August
Open daily from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm
Friday 12th August “Art in the Evening”  6.00 pm –8.00 pm
Free entry, car park, refreshments available.

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Maytime Medley Art Exhibition

Friday 29th April to Monday 2nd May 2016

Maytime Medley 2016 posterSt Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market, will once again be the venue for an
exciting new exhibition of art and photographs, together with a range of
unique handmade gifts including beautiful glass and pottery items, creative fabric crafts and greeting cards.  As always, a wide selection of used books will be for sale, as well as tea, coffee and a selection of delicious cakes.  Entrance is free and the artists will be on hand throughout the exhibition.  There is ample parking opposite the church.
Opening hours 11am-4pm each day.



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mediums, as well as photographs, mounted artprints and greeting cards
depicting her artwork.  Rosalie’s paintings cover many diverse subjects,
with the coast and countryside providing the main inspiration.

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In addition to sales through The Guildhall in London, galleries, exhibitions
and to private collectors, Rosalie’s paintings have found their way all
over the UK, Europe and from New Zealand to the USA.


 Cat Pottery Fox resizedWinstanley handmade cats have been made for the past 40 years, currently
produced by Nick Allen and Kim Greenstreet, both of whom have worked for
the business for the past 30 years.  Although called The Cat Pottery, a
complete menagerie is now produced, all handmade, including the glass
eyes, making them unique and highly collectable, in a range of sizes from
the tiniest to life size.  The Cat Pottery enjoys a worldwide reputation
with the animals scattered across the globe from America to Russia as well as all over the UK.  New designs are constantly being added to the


Glass Artists Terrie and Pam create an exciting range of handmade copperTerrie and Pam Boats and Beach Huts resized foiled, fused and cast kiln-fired glass items, ranging from beautiful
Murano glass necklace pendants with shimmering dichroic inserts to dishes,
ornamental items, landscape and seascape panels, even the odd golfer!
These beautiful creations are not only totally unique to Terrie and Pam,
so make really special gifts, but are also affordable with prices starting
at £7.  Individual commissions can also be undertaken.

Snowdrop teas and exhibitions



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February brings the SNOWDROPS – every Sunday in February we shall be
offering our usual hospitality. A good selection of used books, AND a
different art exhibition each Sunday.
Visit our award-winning conservation churchyard and see the snowdrops and
aconites. Thorpe Market church has been a February destination for
hundreds of people every year for the last 20 years and we look forward to
renewing long-standing friendships. A warm church, hot drinks and
home-made cakes awaits! Open every Sunday from 1.00 pm, free entry.  Visit for further details of these occasions and other
events taking place at St Margaret’s Church Thorpe Market.

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Once again, as part of the traditional “Snowdrop Sundays” at Thorpe Market Church, local artists will be displaying their work. Doors are open from 1.00pm and entry is free.    In addition to the February exhibitions, 4 other exhibitions are already booked for 2016. Enquiries welcomed.

Artists’ Profiles

Sunday 7 February – Gillian Eustace

Gillian EustaceGillian is a Norfolk artist inspired by the local landscapes, Broadland and the coastal views, resulting in watercolour, pen and wash and acrylic paintings and scenic and nostalgic cards.  Her work is widely collected from Auckland, New Zealand to the United States.  She looks forward to welcoming you on 7th February.


Sunday 14 February – Rosalie Osborne Gibb

Rosalie Osborne GibbLocal artist Rosalie’s art reflects her love of the coast and countryside, from sand, surf, big Norfolk skies and sunsets to flora, fauna, iconic structures, boats and trains. Rosalie’s art and cards have sold privately and through galleries and exhibitions including The Guildhall in London, with paintings and photographs finding their way around the UK, Europe, New Zealand and America. Meet Rosalie and see her diverse paintings in various mediums, watercolour being the favourite.

Sunday 21 February – Chris Potter

Chris PotterChris studied art at college and returned to his Norfolk roots in 2003, having been born in Coventry to an old Great Yarmouth family.   Chris does not restrict his paintings to the Norfolk landmarks that he loves, painting animals and historic aircraft too. In the late 90s Chris earned a name as a cartoonist, having several published in various magazines, before returning to his first love of painting using mainly acrylics.  He has taken part in several exhibitions locally and has accepted several commissions.

Sunday 28 February – Max Brooker

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMax has been painting for about 30 years and is currently exploring ‘real life narrative’ painting, preferring the immediacy of watercolour in capturing light, tone and colour, the subject matter of painting being less important than developing its dramatic potential. Max paints a range of subjects including trains, pets and landscapes, is currently working on a Remembrance Parade painting and is hoping to show a series of paintings depicting crowd scenes in our principle Norfolk seaside towns.