Welcome to Burning Bush Barn!

'its just so nice to be in a real place of rest. I feel my shoulders drop in here. Thank you!'

When we are able to be generally open, our hours are 1-4pm Thursdays to Sundays. However we are sometimes closed between major events or exhibitions. If you unsure, do please check before setting out on your journey to visit us!
We also have other things taking place at the Barn from time to time so if you would like to be on our mailing list to find out what we have coming up, email us on bbbarn@gmail.com

This blog is laid out so that general information and regular events are shown on the right hand side, and special events and announcements are shown as blog posts on the left hand side. Please check both to see what we are up to!

To see a film about us click here! http://youtu.be/52uGH6Z5zL0

Rearranged Singing workshop!!!

Singing workshop 10am - 3pm - Sunday 17th June

You may remember that our spring singing workshop had to get cancelled because of the very snowy weather! 
We have now been able to rearrange this for a Sunday in June.

Clare will be teaching us new songs on this day, so don't worry if you haven't been to any of our other singing sessions before.
We will provide drinks and biscuits but lunch will be on a bring and share basis. We suggest a donation of £15 to cover the day but would not wish to exclude anyone from attending for financial reasons. We will need a minimum number of people singing to make this day viable so please get in touch to book a place. 


International slow art day.....

Thirteen people gathered at Burning Bush Barn to look at 5 pieces of art in 50 minutes. 

Ten minutes is a considerable time when the average looking time in a gallery is 6-10 seconds. 
The quietness and stillness of the beautiful barn enabled an intensity and focus that drew from the depths of the art piece and the viewer .  
An excellent time shared. 

Slow Art Day 2018.......at the Barn

On 14th April we will be taking part in this international movement. Why not come and join us?

For more information about this movement and other venues taking part click here

Giving and receiving feedback....

Our recent 'Coffee and Cultivation' session went well. Seven of us shared our work and opened it to creative reflection in the spirit of gentle nourishment intended. Paintings, found objects reformed, experimental kinetic sculpture, weaving, and creative writing - a small chest of treasures in the making. The feedback was constructive and thoughtful, time flew. 

We will let you know if and when there's another session.....

Now on at the barn...

The lid has now been lifted off Resource Box no.2 and we are delighted with the interesting materials John has put together for us! It just goes to show that you don't need complicated or expensive materials to have fun and explore the possibilities of sculpture.
This is just one example of a piece a visitor started work on yesterday.....she has taken it away to work on at home and we look forward to seeing it again.

If you'd like to come and have a go we are open Thursdays to Sundays 1-4pm until Sunday 25th March.

Coming to the Barn soon....!

Resource Box 2 : 8th- 25th March
Following on from our first resource box, we will be opening our second one on Thursday 8th March. It comes with an invitation from local sculptor John Nicholson...

"Why not  explore, on a small scale, the shaping of space? Three dimensional space. Your hands do it all the time, curving and slicing, assembling meaning in thin air. Translate this and more into something tangible. It could represent something we might recognise. It could express a feeling - exhilaration or peace. It could just be a 3D doodle in silver paper, a mini-sculpture that gives you pleasure."

John has kindly put together a box of resources for us to explore with: wire, card, drink-can aluminium, aluminium foil, Fimo modelling 'clay' and other bits and pieces - 'Blue Peter' stuff! Bring your own too if you like. Cut stuff, shape stuff, stick stuff together and put it on a plinth. Bring your own stuff if you like and tools too. There will however be some tools int he box (PLEASE BE SAFE!)

The barn will be open from Thursdays to Sundays 1-4pm, 8th-25th March. John will be there on 8th.
There will be empty shelves to share and share your creations - or send us photos!

(All items left in the barn will be cleared away after 25th March)

Coffee and Cultivation - Saturday 10th March 10.30 - 12.30
Have you ever wanted feedback on something you have been creating but not been able to have a supportive and constructive opportunity to do this? Have you been asked for your comments on someone else's work but been unsure how to respond? On Saturday 10th March we will be offering a 'Coffee and Cultivation' session at the Barn to give the opportunity for sharing and comment. Amanda has kindly prepared a note to give us some gentle guidance to get started and she and John will help get the ball rolling..... Oh and don't worry, tea will be available too!

A contemplative meditation at the Barn this Sunday - all welcome!

This Sunday afternoon John Shaw will lead a contemplative meditation at the barn. You are welcome to come and join us too.