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Ribble Valley Meditation Group - Capricorn Solar Festival
Date: 15th Jan 2014
Location: The Sanctuary of Healing Langho
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
For further details email email@example.com, telephone 01254 825976 or visit www.ribblevalleymeditation.co.uk
Scottish Musician Night
Date: 16th Jan 2014
Location: The Dog Inn Whalley
Organised by St Andrews Society Ribble Valley. All traditional musicians welcome or come along and listen. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 26th Jan 2014
Location: Knowle Green Church
To mark a week of Christian Unity. Everyone is welcome. For further details contact Chris Okpoti on 01254 878394.
Energy Awareness Day
Date: 29th Jan 2014
Location: Ribble Valley Borough Council Chamber in Church Street, Clitheroe
Time: 10.00 - 4.00
Find out about a raft of energy money-saving measures.
Grants are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council's Warm Homes Health People Scheme.
Up to £2,000 towards the cost of emergency boiler replacements or repairs is up for grabs.
The grants are available to Ribble Valley residents aged 65 or over, or with young children and in receipt of an income-related benefit. The over-85s with a boiler in need of repair are entitled to an unconditional contribution of up to £250.
Advice and information will be available on energy efficiency, fuel debt, energy switching, renewable energy and the insulation of hard-to-treat properties.
Exhibition - Ribble Valley Open Winner 2013
Date: 31st Jan 2014 - 22nd Feb 2014
Location: Platform Gallery - Education Room, Station Road, Clitheroe, lancashire, BB7 2JT
Exhibition of work produced by the Ribble Valley Open 2013 prizewinner Glen Purchase.
Ribble Valley Open Prize-winner 2013
31 January - 22 February 2014 (closed Sundays)
Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm, Saturday 10.00am - 4.30pm, tel. 01200 425566
Each year the Clitheroe Castle Museum host a Ribble Valley Open Exhibition, displaying selected artwork inspired by the Ribble Valley. In 2013 Glen Purchase of Clitheroe was awarded the Ribble Valley Prize, which showcases and celebrates the diversity and excellence of the current art practice in the Ribble Valley. As part of her prize she won this opportunity to have a solo exhibition within Ribble Valley.
"I have always loved to draw and paint and making things in general. I would have loved to have been trained as an artist, but got sidetracked into teaching infants instead. Throughout a long career in primary education, I used to dream of the day when I could retire, and paint! And five years ago, I did just that, except of course that retirement is not one long holiday of free time, as I had imagined, and as any retired person will confirm. Nevertheless, I have spent what free time I have had to learning about painting, and trying to improve what skills I have. I am mainly self-taught, and have tried as many different ways of producing an image as I can think of, oils, acrylics, computer generated pictures, but always come back to watercolours, as being the most beautiful. I love the transparency and the way the paint is so unpredictable. All watercolourists will understand when I say that most of my best efforts have been 'happy accidents'.
After completing a City and Guilds Course in fashion design, I became fascinated by fabrics. I have recently become a member of the Embroiderers Guild, and am developing my embroidery skills.
My main interest now is to capture a visual experience using paints, fabrics and stitches. I like to sketch outdoors, unless anyone is watching, when I take a photograph and retreat to my little attic studio in Eshton Terrace. (From my window I am lucky enough to be able to see Clitheroe Castle, Pendle Hill and a lovely old mill chimney). I then try to develop the idea using my sewing machine and a huge stash of fabrics and threads.
My sketchbooks over many years are filled with memories of the places I have seen, flowers, birds, people - and the only thing I miss from my native Northumberland after living happily in the beautiful Ribble Valley for many years - the sea!"Glen Purchase