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Cantamus Concert 19 May

Find a review of the recent Cantamus concert here: Cantamus Concert Success

Conflict and Collaboration



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Cantamus are Voting for Women at their next concert ‘Conflict and Collaboration’. Celebrating beautiful, but regrettably ignored, music from the 17th century to just before WWI.

They will perform ‘Songs of Sunrise’ by the feisty Dame Ethel Smyth, her stirring March of the Women, united with its fellows ‘Laggard Dawn’ and ‘1910’; the ‘Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary’ by an Italian contemporary of Sir Christopher Wren – Isabella Leonarda (1620-1704); and delightful Edwardian miniatures by Amy Beach and Emily Tallmadge.

The concert also features two collaborative works written by Fauré (of ‘Requiem’ fame) and Messager (once famous in the UK for his operettas ‘Monsieur Beaucaire’ and ‘Véronique’) – a Mass for the fishing village of Villerville in Normandy, and a wicked send-up of Wagner’s Ring Cycle as a set of brisk piano-duet Quadrilles.


or ring 01263 833847 / TICKETS £10 by post or on the door

Tea-time at Thorpe Market Church

Tea-time at Thorpe Market Church

Sunday 30th April

11 until 4.

St Margaret’s church

Thorpe Market NR11 8UA


Our famous Snowdrop Teas, without the snowdrops, but…………primroses, bluebells, comfrey, celandine, campions, scillas, forget-me-nots and lots more besides.

If you joined us for tea in February we invite you to make a return visit. If you have never joined us at snowdrop time, then please come on April 30th. The award-winning conservation churchyard will be wearing its early summer coat. The used books shelves will be well stocked. A selection of plants for sale. There will be a display of art work by Rosalie Osborne Gibb. Most important, there will be a friendly welcome, hot drinks, homemade cakes and definitely no snow!

Maytime Medley


Art Exhibition

St Margaret’s Church, Thorpe Market, NR11 8UA.

Friday 28th April to Bank Holiday Monday 1st May

Open daily 11 until 4

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The very pretty St Margaret’s church will once again be hosting an art exhibition by local artist Rosalie Osborne Gibb, featuring a diverse range of subjects, depicting her love of the coast and countryside, from exquisitely detailed watercolours to bold and colourful acrylics and soft pastels.  Signed Limited Edition prints, plus gifts and a wide range of greetings cards featuring Rosalie’s artwork will also be available.  Rosalie’s art has sold worldwide, as well as throughout the UK, through local galleries and exhibitions and to several private collectors.

The exhibition will also feature beautiful glass items handmade by Terrie and a range of oak items, including clocks and lamp bases, made by Ian Clifft.  As usual, there will be a good selection of used books, teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes, and the beautiful wildflower conservation churchyard to stroll around.  Entry is free, with free parking opposite the church.  Come along and meet the artists, who will be in attendance throughout the exhibition.


February brings the SNOWDROPS at Thorpe Market church

Snowdrop Sundays have become an institution at St Margaret’s over the past 20 years, with more than 800 people visiting the Snowdrops events in 2016.  In February 2017 we look forward to again greeting friends, old and new alike.


Every Sunday in February church members and friends will be offering their usual hospitality.

Visit our award-winning conservation churchyard and see the snowdrops and aconites.



Admire the results of 2016’s Norfolk Workout Group volunteering in St Margaret’s churchyard and Hazel Grove

Find a good selection of used books to exchange or buy

Meet a visiting local artist exhibiting their work every Sunday in February


Enjoy the most efficient church heating system in the vicinity!

Hot drinks and home-made cakes

Open every Sunday from 1.00 pm, free entry


St Margaret’s has parking and WC facilities and is accessible to wheelchair users.  Visit for further details of all events taking place at St Margaret’s Church Thorpe Market.



St Margaret’s Church Thorpe Market

A village-based venue for both visual and performing arts.



Following the success of the first Seasonal Spectacular last year, once again we will be holding a seasonal exhibition and sale of work in the very pretty (and warm!) St Margaret’s church, Thorpe Market, combining stunning new artwork and photographs with a variety of unique, handmade Christmas gifts (if you can bear to give them away), cards and decorations, from three local artists.  As always, a wide selection of used books will be for sale, as well as teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes.  Entrance is free, the artists will be on hand throughout the exhibition and there is ample parking opposite the church.   Opening hours 11 – 4 each day.


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Rosalie will once again be exhibiting an exciting new collection of artwork in various mediums as well as photographs, signed Limited Edition mounted prints plus greetings cards, depicting her paintings and photos. Rosalie’s artwork covers many diverse subjects, the North Norfolk coast and countryside being favourites.  Rosalie will also have for sale a unique collection of Christmas cards, decorations and gifts.  Rosalie’s paintings have found their way around the UK and Europe, and from New Zealand to South Africa, the USA and Canada, have sold at various exhibitions and galleries, locally and further afield, including The Guildhall in London.

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



Glass Artists Terrie and Pam create an exciting range of handmade copper foiled, fused and cast kiln-fired glass items, ranging from beautiful Murano glass necklace pendants with shimmering dichroic inserts to Christmas decorations, dishes, ornamental items, lamps and landscape and seascape panels.   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 £5.  Individual commissions can also be undertaken.


Ian crafts attractive and sturdy lamp bases from oak, which are fully fitted with bulb and shade holders, a long flex and a plug.  His stylish clocks are made from recycled oak boards and incorporate German quartz movements for accurate time keeping and near-silent operation.


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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.


Nick Woolston Butterfly tealight stand