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2019
7:30 pm Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Call Me By Your Name – Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
Feb 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Call Me By Your Name - Croft Films @ Croft Hall, Hungerford
A Major Motion Picture from Director Luca Guadagnino, Starring Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet, and Written by James IvoryWINNER BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY ACADEMY AWARD. Nominated for Four Oscars. Call Me by Your Name is the[...]
Feb
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Sat
2019
9:30 am Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Aldworth Farmers Market @ Aldworth Village Hall | England | United Kingdom
Aldworth’s community-run Saturday Market is now in Aldworth’s beautiful, newly-built village hall (RG8 9SE).  The hall is off Bell Lane adjoining the recreation/cricket field with a children’s playground next to the hall. The Market runs[...]
10:00 am Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage
Feb 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Introduction to Household Plumbing @ The Mix, Wantage | England | United Kingdom
This one-day workshop will cover: taps (changing washers and re-seating), fitting speed-fit and compression connections and pressure testing, cutting pipes and soldering, household isolation valves and an overview of various fittings.
10:15 am Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library
Feb 16 @ 10:15 am – 10:45 am
Storytime @ Theale Library @ Theale Library | Theale | England | United Kingdom
Storytime for children under 5 years Every Saturday, 10.15-10.45am at Theale Library. For more information, please contact the library: Twitter: https://twitter.com/WBerksLibraries Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newburylibrary/ http://info.westberks.gov.uk/35195
10:30 am ‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
‘Love Hue’ Art Club @ Hungerford... @ Hungerford Library
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
'Love Hue' Art Club @ Hungerford Library @ Hungerford Library | England | United Kingdom
Love Hue Art Club For 7 years + (children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult) 3rd Saturday of the month. 10.30am-12.00pm at Hungerford Library £2 per person – For more information, please contact[...]
2:30 pm Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – Sat... @ Newbury Library
Feb 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Newbury Library Book Group – Saturday @ Newbury Library
Newbury Library Book Group – SATURDAY New members are always welcome and it’s free to join. Please drop in to any book group meeting or contact the library for further details: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/bookgroups Third  or fourth[...]
7:30 pm Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park
Feb 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Simon Watterton Piano Concert @ Challow Park | East Challow | England | United Kingdom
Upcoming Concerts at the Hall at Challow Park This Saturday, February 16th, 7.30pm Simon Watterton (piano) Here is his full programme: J.S.Bach – Prelude and Fugue in A flat Major from Book 1 of the[...]
7:45 pm Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall
Feb 16 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm
Woodlanders Country Music Club @ Woodlands St Mary Village Hall | Woodlands Saint Mary | England | United Kingdom
Join us on the 3rd Saturday of the month at the Woodlands St Mary Village Hall to enjoy some of the finest live country music artists on the scene.  The events are open to all and[...]
8:00 pm Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jacob & Drinkwater @ ACE Space | England | United Kingdom
  Devon based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Their 2015 indie release ‘The Burning Low EP’ has garnered airplay[...]
8:00 pm Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn
Feb 16 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Open Mic in Aldbourne @ Crown Inn | Aldbourne | England | United Kingdom
I’m super excited to announce that Open Mic is back at THE CROWN in Aldbourne! We used to have fantastic nights with immense talent when the wonderful Anna Page was hosting them. Come and show[...]

Diana Pattenden, Sculptor and Teacher

Diana Pattenden is a sculptor of bronze and ceramic limited-edition pieces, animals, portraits, abstract form and commissioned work. She also offers practical classes for people wishing to learn about sculpture and ceramics, hosts parties for children allowing them to play with clay and organises Prosecco and Clay evenings, giving people an opportunity to try out clay modelling with a group of friends. Diana will do hand casting for family groups and has even cast babies’ feet.

It all started when my mum gave me some play dough, just flour and water, for me to play with when I was a child. I loved my felt tips pens for drawing and from these small beginnings I have forged a career in Art. I did an Art Foundation course at Winchester School of Art and went on to do a degree in Fine Art, Sculpture at Cheltenham College of Art. Newbury is my home town and I returned after graduation and worked in publishing and for Vodafone but always with a studio practice alongside these money-earning jobs. The Open Studio scheme brought clients to see me at work in my studio. Lots of local exhibitions has meant that my name is well known. With a new studio located in my garden the day is spent absorbed in work on commissions, preparation for exhibitions or teaching.

Art is both special and everyday. You might like to commission something to celebrate an occasion or commemorate the life of a special person. Your reflection and absorption in a work of art will lift you up both in looking, owning and practicing art. I am drawn to shape and form, I like anatomy and love animals. It’s just great to start a project and work with clients closely. We have an initial consultation to decide the subject, material, budget then regular meetings ensure that every step along the way is approved and enjoyed.

If you want to have a go yourself then coming to classes will enable you to use materials, tools and facilities and gain knowledge which is both therapeutic and satisfying.

Testimonials

“Diana’s relaxed and friendly style has helped me get back into pottery – more than 30 years after last enjoying this at school I am now creating all manner of pots, bowls on the wheel each week and a growing group of friends and family are all asking for a handmade creation from me! Thoroughly recommend Diana, with great facilities in a well-appointed studio along with practical help and advice to give you the confidence to experiment, make mistakes but ultimately create work to be proud of. Great, satisfying, therapeutic, have-a-go hobby in a relaxed and friendly environment.” James, Newbury

“Diana creates an atmosphere of calmness and creativity that enables you to work the clay in areas that interest you. Whether sculpture, hand building or pot throwing, her enthusiasm and experience will help you create your best work.” Lisa, Thatcham

“I really look forward to my ceramic class with Diana – it’s definitely the highlight of my week. The sessions are informal and fun and I enjoy every aspect of the creative process.” Gillian, Newbury

“Diana is a wonderful teacher who is endlessly encouraging and enthusiastic. She has the great ability to offer incisive help when I need it without ever taking over in any way. I absolutely love coming to her class.” Sally, Bucklebury

“We all had a fabulous night with Diana at her Prosecco and Clay evenings. We arrived to find the kettle was on, the Prosecco was poured and we could sit down to a blissful couple of hours of total immersion in what we were doing. It was a lovely way to catch up with friends and enjoy some creativity! Would highly recommend it for a small group which wants to do something fun, educational, relaxing and creative together!” Victoria, Newbury

“In June 2017, after my husband gained enthusiasm for pottery by watching the TV show The Pottery Throw Down, I booked an evening with Diana. My husband and I were there to celebrate our wedding anniversary. She welcomed us with a bottle of Prosecco and flowers on the table – a lovely touch! We spent an evening learning to use a potters wheel and had a second session a few weeks later to paint and glaze our pots. We found Diana to be extremely patient, friendly and informative. We have since booked a sculpting party for our son’s 8th birthday in Feb 2018 and he and his friends thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Once again Diana showed amazing patience with the children aged between seven and nine. She helped them all individually and they all left feeling extremely proud of their creations. We very much hope to see Diana again in the future and would thoroughly encourage anyone to spend an evening in her company learning a new skill.” Alexis, Newbury

“Having never done ceramics before, Diana’s classes have opened my eyes. Her new studio is a lovely, warm environment and has all that you need to make your creation. Diana is cool, calm and informative; her passion and talent only enthuses you more. She is open to all ideas and willing to help you no matter what your project is, the only restrictions are your own imagination or if it’s too big for the kiln!” Georgina, Lambourn

Contact

For more information, including details of courses and workshops, contact Diana on:

E: diana@dianapattenden.co.uk
W: www.dianapattenden.co.uk
T: 07887 844 981

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