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Wellness Day: including full schedule of free Art Talks and Pilates Sessions

16 September 2023 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Art talks:
10:45 – 11:15 – Sally Riley , Ceramic Artist and Pottery Tutor
Clay. Pause. Create.

Sally talks about how working with clay not only provides an opportunity to create something unique, the process also connects our mind and body. Clay changes with our touch and our breathing naturally slows to the gentle rhythm of shaping the clay. Sally discusses how this tactile experience calmly keeps us in the present moment, triggering parts of the brain that affect our wellbeing through the movement of our hands.

12:44 – 13:15 – Sophie Sophie Smorczewski
Light and Longing: A painters response to the intricacies of nature.

A talk exploring painting from memories of a rural upbringing that are distorted by time and influenced by emotion. Smorczewski talks about her struggles with illness, the physicality of making work and how her paintings have a heightened reliance on the natural world.

14:45 – 15:15 – Amanda Taylor
Why? And So What?

Art is subjective, both for the painter and for the viewer. Amanda talks about her art journey and practice, and why she makes art at all. Amanda will answer the ‘Why?’. You can answer the ‘So What?’ yourselves.

Wellness day:
We are holding a wellness day at Blue & Berry on Saturday 16 September to welcome Charlottle at Paragon Pilates to the space, we will be sharing the space from the beginning of September.

There will be art talks and pilates sessions throughout the day, all sessions are free. If you are planning to come along to the art talks, please sign up here so we can keep track of numbers. For pilates, go to paragon-pilates.co.uk/classtimetabe to book a free session.

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16 September 2023
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Jessica Flewitt
01625 861183


Blue & Berry Art Gallery
Blue & Berry Art Gallery (Next to Egerton Arms Pub, use the same car park), Knutsford Rd, Chelford, Macclesfield SK11 9BB
Macclesfield, SK11 9BB United Kingdom
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