*This event is free to attend and no booking is required.*

Books and Tea – Jo Lovejoy

Printmaker Jo Lovejoy has amassed her own collection of books, which she happily reads with a mug of tea… When she gets the chance of it!

She has developed a range of lino and drypoint prints which explore the aesthetics and narratives surrounding the world of Books & Tea.

Inspired by both the contents or these stories and the warm atmosphere a full bookcase can bring; Lovejoy is proud to share her artwork celebrating the narratives of many beloved stories.

This Is Going To Sting – Abigail Hobson-Pratt

This is Going to Sting is an exhibition which explores disordered eating. The embroidered pieces are separated into either internal or external experiences, which those with eating disorders may have. Internal experiences refer to the inward thoughts, feelings and compulsions when recovering, whereas external in this instance refers to triggers from outside of the self.

In recent years, there has been a rise of eating disorder cases, which has been related to the Covid-19 pandemic. The embroidery collection aims to urge those who notice symptoms, to seek early intervention. Early intervention can prevent symptoms worsening and increase chances of full recovery. Charities such as ‘Beat’ (Beat eating disorders) have many helpful resources online including support groups and a helpline for those struggling or wanting more information. You can visit the Beat website here.