January Newsletter

It’s a new year and we have loads of interesting and exciting things going on at West Studios.

Duck and Peach, ‘Happy 2019’ Card, £2.50

Duck and Peach, ‘Happy 2019’ Card, £2.50

Our Monthly Edit is up on the website. It’s a relaxed collection of items this month. I thought we all needed a bit of calm… As always with The Edit, and indeed anything we post on social media, drop us a line if you would like to reserve anything to pick up (You can do that here OR on Facebook and drop us a message on Messenger) A lot of the items we hold have a very limited stock or are totally unique. Also, as a little added incentive, we have 10% off everything in the shop during January…

10% off everything in the Gallery Shop during the whole of January!

10% off everything in the Gallery Shop during the whole of January!

Kicking off our 2019 exhibition calendar is a joint exhibit by Martin Davis and Susan Tracey exploring treescapes and water. It promises to be both tranquil and beautiful. We met with both Martin and Susan earlier this week to have a short chat about their work and what inspires them. To read the full interview click here.

Martin Davis and Susan Tracey’s Exhibition starts on Friday 11th January.

Martin Davis and Susan Tracey’s Exhibition starts on Friday 11th January.

Do you fancy getting creative this year? Maybe it was a New Years Resolution to find a new hobby? We may have just the thing for you. During 2019, we have a variety of short, 6 week evening courses running in Chesterfield College. You can choose from Silversmithing, Ceramics, Photography, Printmaking and Photoshop. For information, including prices, follow this link.

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During this year we have had many students on work experience at West Studios and with the tenants. They have helped in Reception, got involved with the more unexpected and ‘Behind The Scenes’ jobs of being a self-employed creative. From packaging hundreds of photographic prints to creating spreadsheets to help with the running of West Studios, there has not been a dull moment. If you or your business are interested in supporting Chesterfield College with their students on work experience please contact us here.

If you’re holding an event or having a meeting, we have all the spaces here at West Studios available to hire. We can offer hourly rates, half or full day prices, catering… give us a call and talk to us about how we can help your event or meeting be a success. Click here for more information.

Our Tenants have been busy and will continue to be into the New Year.

In December, ‘S40 Local’ launched a sister publication, ‘S41 Local’ that will be widely distributed in the S41 postcode area. With S40 running for close to ten years, there is a great buzz about the launch of S41 and hopes of it being just as successful. Their combined potential readership of 30,000 local people makes for a great advertising opportunity for local businesses. If you’d like to advertise with them, email bekah@s41local.com

Future Foundations will be advertising 106 different summer jobs this month on their website https://www.future-foundations.co.uk/join-our-team/ All roles are for Summer 2019 NCS programmes and they are looking for Team Leaders, Team Mentors and Wave Managers. Follow the link above for more information and to apply.

All at West Studios wish you a very happy New Year and we wish you all the best things.

Hannah Bowdler