Friday, 30 December 2011


I am extremely sorry to report the death of Amy Sidaway. She died peacefully on Boxing Day. Amy was the longest serving member of Solway Arts committee, and was much loved by anyone who knew her. She will be sorely missed by her friends and family.

Our sympathy goes out to her family- especially to Nigel.

Amy's funeral will be on Thursday 5 Jan at 10.20 in Carlisle Crematorium.

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Holiday Opening

The Fountain Gallery will be open on Thursday and Friday, 10- 4, Saturday morning, 10-1, 29th, 30th and 31st December, 5th, 6th, and 7th January.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Black and White

Onyx, White Turquoise, Hematite, Rock Crystal and Vesuvian Lava

New collection of silver and gemstone earrings available in The Fountain Gallery next week- from £8.50 a pair.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Fountain Gallery News

Wigton's new Fountain Gallery is doing well, and the seventeen of us in the cooperative are enjoying meeting so many positive people. We like bringing our work to a wider public, and are all delighted that our Christmas cards are selling so well. There are still two more late Thursday night shopping days to go before Christmas, and you may just catch us open on a Monday morning too! Don't forget that we are selling gift vouchers, and that we are happy to take a deposit on any article.

We are also planning a Saturday morning event to show off new work in February, when you will be able to buy Valentine's cards and gifts.

My new Earring Gift Cards at £9.50 are selling very well- I have just put another seven in the Gallery today, as well as some earrings using exotic and unusual gemstones- see pics below!

Vivid blues and greens found in Azurite and Malachite

Agate with rock crystal

Agate with Czech fire polished glass

Amazonite and sterling silver

Iridescent Labradorite with oxidised silver

Earring gift cards

Sunday, 4 December 2011

True- by Emma Rydal

Thursday 12th Jan @ the Kirkgate Centre Cockermouth 

Emma Rydal won an award at this year's 7/24 Theatre Festival in Manchester with her play True. Now she has made it into a short film, which is to premiere in her home town of Cockermouth in January.

Tickets- £8.00, to include another short film and drinks- from The Kirkgate Centre Cockermouth 01900 826448