Art Café. Wed 10th Feb @ 10:30am

Dear All,
I hope you are keeping well. Regardless of the weather, Art Cafe will be open tomorrow and we look forward to your company!
This week we will meet Neil Thorogood in an illustrated conversation about his art. Neil is a trained artist and Minister of two United Reformed Churches in Bristol. Your invitation link is here:
Meeting ID: 836 1767 9971Passcode: 617054

Peter Varney has asked me to circulate information about the painting retreat he is organising, and mentioned at our recent Cafe; you can find the details at the bottom of this message.
Best wishes,

Come and paint at Launde Abbey, 12th July, 4pm to 15th July, 4pm

An invitation to join a painting retreat led by Quaker and retired Anglican priest Peter Varney. This is an opportunity for artists of any level to be with others and create their own paintings, enjoying the Abbey, its gardens and surrounding parkland. There will be plenty of space on offer in the large conference room with individual tables. Please bring all the materials you need. Peter Varney will facilitate the three days encouraging feedback from others. You can also sketch around the Abbey buildings and gardens, the walled garden and surrounding parkland, follow some of the guided walks from Launde abbey, or visit nearby villages. As always participants are welcome to join the Launde community for daily worship in the Chapel. As part of this retreat, there will be an optional Quaker meeting each day for the group of artists. After supper there will be time to share ideas and videos which introduce the work of renaissance painters. Books by other artists will be available; everyone is invited to bring what inspires them to share with others.

Cost: £370; early bird price £350 if booked before 15 May 2021. Bookings: some places are currently reserved for Norfolk friends. Do tell Peter if you are interested. He’ll send on your details to Launde abbey who will contact with details of how to book.

Peter Varney is a retired Anglican priest and Quaker. He followed an access course in art and design at Norwich City College; he has been painting independently for some 20 years, using a range of media. Some of his paintings can be found on You are welcome to email him [] or phone him [01603 760838] for further information.

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