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“The Art Garden” is housed in the old potting shed near the entrance to the stables and is the domain of Rebekah Carter and Louise Duxbury. Louise told me:

“The idea started when I was at Uni. I was studying fashion and there was a business module where you had to set up a hypothetical business. Originally it started as a party idea doing fashion parties and art parties, and then it evolved into an idea for an art studio.”

When she left university Louise had a gap year and the idea wouldn’t go away so she rented a space in St James’s old school building in Accrington which she built up over a year. Then she saw an advert for the space at Haworth Art Gallery and along with Rebekah, whom she had known years ago she set up her business.


Rebekah told me:

“We cater for children from as young as six months and I’m here during the week doing sessions and at weekend too.”
The sessions cost £6 per child and the parties start at £8. The Art Studio is very light and airy and lends itself perfectly to the colourful activities that go on there.

Louise juggles her work at the studio with alternative therapy sessions at East Lancashire Hospice during the week so it’s a busy life.

© Peter Jones 2017


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What's On

5pm: Mayor to open followed by St Andrews Primary School Choir
5.30: Mr Bubbles Magic Show
6pm: Dance Diva Studio
6.30: Fancy Dress competition (judged by Graham Jones MP, Gayle Knight and Queen Victoria) Hosted By Stagefright Thearte group
7pm: The Hyndburn Singers

7.30: Freyja Fire Sprite with Suco Samba.
8pm Accrington Pipe Band
8.30 Accrington Christmas Blessing by Rev. Ian Enticott 
followed by Carols and Christmas songs lead by Stagefright Choir and the public!

Father Christmas and his live reindeer, birds of prey, Vintage funfair, Food and gift stalls, Fairy walk about, Spot the scrooge, Street Magician, Queen Victoria Meet and Greet. 

The Lost Children Point will be next to Father Christmas. Please take your child there to be issued with their safety band. Thanks!!!










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Hyndburn Ramblers July 2018 Walking Programme 

1st July Coach Ramble to Osmotherley. A choice of various walks Booking essential

1st July 12.00 Start Three Bridges Grade B 7 Miles.


8th July 9.00 Start Kettlewell Grade B 10 Miles


15th July 9.30 Start Giggleswick and Stainforth Grade B 10 Miles.


22nd July 9.30 Start Reelers Trail Grade C 8 Miles.


29th July 9.30 Start Arncliffe and Malham Tarn Grade B 12 miles.


All walks except the coach ramble start at Plantation Street Accrington at times stated above.

Wednesday walks take place throughout the year leaving Plantation Street car park at 9.30 am. A chooice of two walks grade A or B. Destination decided the week before.

Wednesday walk enquires Brian Wohlters 01254 871851. All other enquires Nigel Brooke 01254 887750.


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