Material Girls

Material Girls at Busy Bees

A quilt & embroidery exhibition of our customers work.

Saturday 4th to Friday 10th August

The Stable Buildings; Tredegar House, Newport, South Wales, NP10 8TW.

11.30am to 4pm each day. Free entry to exhibition.

4th & 5th August: Have a Go workshops in the Orangery.

Needlework demonstrations in the house.

For more details call: 01633 810801 or website:

Holiday Activities at The Cave, Tyne Dock

These sound fun.  Lots for youngsters to do, sadly I’m a little too old!

Week 1 – Tues 31st July and Thurs 2nd August, 11am – 1pm – Music workshops in the recording studio with Sam Burt. Open to ages 13-18 years.

Week 2 – Tues 7th August, 10am-12pm – Break-dancing with Bad Taste Cru. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Thurs 9th August, 12pm – 2pm – street funk dance with Garner Harris. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Week 3 – Tues 14th August, 10am – 2pm – drama and physical theatre workshop. Open to ages 11-16 years.

Thurs 16th August, 12pm – 2pm – stage make-up workshop with Kate Pymm. Open to ages 11-16 years.

Week 4 – Tues 21st August – 12pm – 2pm, graffiti workshop with Newline graffiti. Open to ages 11-18 years.

Tues 21st August – 10am – 2pm – Kite-making workshop. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Thurs 23rd August – 10am – 2pm – comic-book workshop with Art Heroes. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Week 5 – Tues 28th August, 10am – 2pm. Puppet-making with Melanie Todd. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Thurs 30th August, 10am-2pm. Page-to-stage (drama) workshop with Lesley Wood. Open to ages 9-16 years.

Additional info: All workshops cost £3 per person and will take place at The Cave (formerly Tyne Dock Youth Centre), Captains Row, Lytton Park, South Shields, NE33 5AS.

To sign up, call Rachel at The Customs House on 0191 4278180 or email

Traquair House, Scotland

Reflective Histories: Contemporary Interventions at Traquair
1 July – 30 September 2012

Time: Open daily 11am – 5pm

Price: Adults £7.70, Children £4.20

Scottish Borders historic home, Traquair House near Innerleithen is the inspiration for a groundbreaking contemporary art exhibition opening on July 1st.
Titled “Reflective Histories”, the exhibition features a series of new installations and accompanying print works by seven leading contemporary Scottish artists designed to reflect different aspects of the house’s rich and complex heritage.

The exhibition, which is free with entry to Traquair House, will run until the end of September and is accompanied by a three month long events programme featuring interactive workshops, lectures and demonstrations led by the participating artists.