Chapel Gallery are holding two special events to kick off the new year which will help visitors to enjoy a great January. Visitors with a taste for the nation’s favourite hot drink will find that they have got plenty to see and to do with the new showcase ‘Taking Tea’. Visitors will then have the opportunity to explore the intimate work of Becky Adams, with an exhibition which combines literature with art.
Further information on events taking place at the Gallery can be found by visiting Chapel Gallery events. Further information on different leisure events taking place in West Lancashire can be found by visiting events.
The portfolio holder for Leisure, Councillor David Sudworth, said ‘The Chapel Gallery is holding some fantastic events to get 2015 off to a great start so come along and enjoy the imaginative works on offer.’
The gallery will be hosting Taking Tea, which is a touring exhibition of ceramic teapots provided by Aberystwyth University, this events starts on Wednesday 7th January and will be running until Saturday 28th February.
This event is an exhibition of unique ceramics tea pots from an archive collection, that showcases design and surface treatment while also delving into the history of tea. Leading to a time when tea became so popular that it became the drink of the masses, and subsequently teapots and teasets became domestic goods that were designed around fashionable styles of the time.
The gallery will be hosting a free tea tasting event in which visitors will be able to enjoy exotic teas from around the world; this takes place on Saturday 10th January between 10am and 4pm. This will then launch seven weeks of speciality teas in the cafe, starting with a spicy winter warmer.
Running alongside the Taking Tea showcase, the Chapel Gallery will be inviting visitors into The Curious World of Becky Adams, this is an exhibition opening its doors on Saturday 10th January and finishing on Saturday 7th March. Becky’s work looks to mix text and textile, which is an interest that was formed by her studies in English literature and fine art.
Visitors will be able to discover a variety of intimate stories which are brought to life through Becky’s use of stitching, vintage fabric and antique ephemera. Free creative activities are being provided for families, school and community groups to be creative and enjoy this exhibition. A special free event will be taking place on the opening day where families can create their own collages.