Back for its third year, this exciting Literary festival is exploring Daniel Defoes’s classic Robinson Crusoe for 2019. A Town Explores a Book seeks to bring inter-community literary conversations out on the streets and welcomes locals and visitors to our town to explore and share their love of a text with the community. For more details and individual events go to atownexploresabook.com and keep an eye out in my window for a crusoe themed display!
The popular Kings Road street market started in its present form as part of the St Leonards Festival in 2013. Regular monthly markets have run from March/April through to late November since 2015 and have quickly become a seasonal favourite to this fashionable part of St Leonards-on-Sea! The new season starts on Saturday 6th April, then every first Saturday of the month.
Showcasing new businesses from crafts to vintage, promoting the eclectic range of St Leonards independent traders, this market continues to grow. Grab a bite to eat at a range of street food stalls, sit and watch the world go by, find that unique something for a gift or for the home, there's something for everyone.
For more information including details on becoming a trader visit www.sussexconcepts.co.uk
Jewellery. Join jewellers Elaine Partington and Veronique Pullen and they’ll help you to create your own fine silver, link chain bracelet.
All materials are included plus tea, coffee and there might even be cake! For more details or to book a place please contact me or email@example.com, or pop in the shop. £35 a ticket SOLD OUT
Paper crafting has seen a real growth in popularity and it’s easy to see why. The materials are accessible, eco friendly and the results last much longer than their fresh counterparts. Paper flowers make great gifts, wedding decorations or embellishments for your home.
During the session, you will make your own paper flowers with professional paper designer Laura Reed, following her step by step instructions. Laura will teach you her tips and techniques for petal forming, folding and curling as well as how to construct stems and different flower centres. You will then have the chance to practice your new skills by designing and making your own flowers using lots of beautiful papers from her stash. If you have some paper at home that you would like to experiment with, please do bring it along.
You will leave the workshop with at least three stemmed paper flowers and the skills that you need make more flowers at home.
All materials provided, £30 p/p contact me or firstname.lastname@example.org to book or for more details, or pop in the shop.
Slow sewing. Create your own personalised textile collage.
During this workshop you will explore the possibilities of using a random collection of textiles and stitches to build up a collage piece. This workshop is all about experimenting, playing and allowing the ideas to surface on their own accord. Suitable to all ability levels.
All materials are included plus tea, coffee and there might even be cake! For more details or to book a place please contact me or email@example.com, or pop in the shop. £25 a ticket
Come and join maker Laura Morden from The House of St Leonards for a couple of hours and make your own macrame plant hanger.
All materials provided plus tea, coffee and there might even be cake! For more details contact me or pop in the shop. £30 a ticket
SOLD OUT (but if you’re interested do get in touch and we’ll organise another date)
In order to install our wonderful Christmas street lights again this year the St Leonards Town Team needs to raise a whopping £7000! So here at Paisley and Friends HQ we’ve decided to throw a party. Only £5 a ticket, at the beautiful Masonic hall, you even get to help pick the tunes, just go to the monkey survey link via facebook @ light it up before 3rd October. Please come and support this fab community event. Any more information just pop into the shop.
Local artist Felicity Truscott will be running the following taster basketry workshops over the next three saturdays in the shop.
Natural and indigo dyed raffia weaving, July 21st 2-4pm, £25.
Recycled materials July 29th 2-4pm, £25.
Jute/string twining Aug 4th 2-4pm, £25.
Kings Road Market day all ages special, recycled and twined fruit collecting basket from 10.30am Aug 4th, £6 each or 2 £10.
To book a place or for further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call felicity on 07988860675, suitable for beginners.
Once again I'll be creating a special window display and perhaps a little give away, as part of the Town Explores a book festival organised by Explore the Arch. This year's festival, running over the Easter holiday, will feature a new theatre production from ExploreTheArch at their unique venue, Archer Lodge, outdoor installations in our beautiful parks, interactive displays at the station and in community hubs, Zoom Arts gallery exhibition, pop up creative writing hubs and shop window displays. The book for this year is Charles Dickens' Great Expectations.
For more information go to atownexploresabook.com