A date for your diary.

Our next get together will be in Llanarmon DC and include both Diana’s studio (with its new roof!!) and John Swogger’s new studio in his newly converted chapel just across the stream from Diana’s place. We hope the weather will not let us down, but suggest you dress warmly.

If you would like, and have time to start with a soup and roll lunch in the bar at The Hand at Llanarmon from about 12.30-1.0 ish( In the centre of the village and 3 mins walk to Diana’s place) some of us are thinking of indulging ourselves. It would be a lovely chance to have an extended festive gathering. Diana is happy to book likely numbers with The Hand, so please let her know by 1st December dianabaur@hotmail.com, as even on a Thursday in December, bookings at the Hand are likely to be more vigorous than usual!

We now have 7 booked in, with, a total of 12 seats reserved – therefore I’m afraid only the potential for 5 or at a pinch 7 more if the small table for two is added. (Unfortunately the long table has already been booked) SO IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP – FIRST COME FIRST SERVED!

We’ll gather at Diana’s at 2.0 ish and then move over to John’s for tea and mince pies and a tour of his converted chapel. (If Holly would like to come, we will still be around until 4.30-5.0 for anyone who cannot make it earlier)

Please bring any info on what you are doing on your art journeys and we’ll endeavour to make it a useful sharing experience inbetween tea and pies


Centre of the Village showing The Hand Hotel



The road to Llanrhaeadr YM to the right of The Hand


Llanarmon Village School on the way up the road…….


Rhianfa House opposite to Glandwr


And the bar  inside  The Hand.

Look forward to seeing you then, if not before.

Directions:Turn off the A5 at Chirk and follow the B4500, signposted to the Ceiriog Valley. Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog is at the head of the valley and The Hand Inn is right in front of you as you come over the bridge into the centre of the village. Diana’s house is Glandwr, Llanarmon DC, LL 20 7LF and is the fifth white house on the left, just after the school on the right on the road  to Llanrhaeadr YM that goes up past the right hand side of The Hand. 01601600340 – but bear in mind that we have no mobile signal this far into the outback!

It would be most useful to know if you are able/intend to come to the meeting, (whether or not you come for soup at the Hand first), so we have some idea of numbers.