Saturday, 20 September 2014


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"ally pally", thats Alexandra Palace to give it its correct name. Originally opened in 1873 as an entertainment venue for North London, this Victorian building is probably most famous  as the home of the television service operated by the BBC in it's early years. 

Today, Saturday and Sunday, the Great Hall is home to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show. The show features over 50 retailers in paper craft, rubber stamping and lots, lots more. In crafting terms Christmas is just around the corner and there are lots of new products on show. 

We were there earlier today and caught up with some of our favourite suppliers including PaperArtsy with their wonderful range of paints all of which we have in stock and use ourselves. We have returned exhausted but excited and full of inspiration. We were bowled over by the positive  response to our craft workshops that we held during the Wanstead Fringe and we are keen to do more. So keep checking here for our new craft workshop coming soon.

Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show
Alexandra Palace
20th and 21st September 

Friday, 12 September 2014


Don't forget tomorrow, Saturday, Wendy D'Souza Daniels is holding a two hour drawing class at the gallery. If you've ever fancied trying you hand at bringing out the inner artist this is for you. Only three places left! Call the gallery to reserve a place!

1pm till 3pm cost £8pp

84 Nightingale Lane,
E11 2EZ

0208 530 1244

Sunday, 7 September 2014


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We have had a fabulous two days. This weekend was the start of The Wanstead Fringe and The Wanstead Art Trail, we have been holding workshops and demo's all day on both days. There have been some great craft projects, cards, painting, rubber stamping and as you can see above the ever popular tags. On Sunday we had jewellery maker Sarie Miel with us and you can see two of the sets of earrings that she made while she was demonstrating her craft. We have had students on workshops, visitors popping in for a look, it's been fun. Next weekend we are having another two days of craft demo's, if you are interested in crafts or just curious come in and say hello and see some craftwork in action.

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Thursday, 4 September 2014


Only tomorrow to go and then it's the The Wanstead Fringe and Wanstead Art Trail. We have workshops, demonstrations, we have a craft expert on hand on Saturday the 6th and if that's not enough there's an art workshop and a jewellery making demonstration. Check out the Fringe page at the top for details.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014


                World © Geoff Wilkinson - All rights reserved the Saturday 6th September,  the start of The Wanstead Fringe and of course The Wanstead Art Trail. We have lots going on during both so please check our Art Trail and Fringe pages at the top of this page for all the information.

On Sunday the 7th starting at 11am we have Sarie Miel with us for the day.  You may have seen Sarie's beautiful jewellery on display in our gallery, 'eightyfour'. Sarie will be bringing her workbench and tools to demonstrate how she produces her jewellery. We will also of course be having our own craft work shops all day, so plenty to see and something of interest for every one. Plus,  don't forget today we are having our river Roding photo walk, bring a camera or a camera phone and enjoy the walk.

Monday, 1 September 2014


If you have ever harboured a desire to be able to draw, or perhaps you are have just started and want to advance your skills then read on. On Sunday 14th September Wanstead artist Wendy D’Souza Daniels will be conducting a two hour drawing workshop at ‘eightyfour’ in Nightingale Lane as part of The Wanstead Art Trail. 

The aim of this drawing workshop is to provide an opportunity to develop mark making and drawing skills. There will be a short demonstration, with participants being given personal guidance with approaches and techniques. Wendy’s expertise is to encourage a love and appreciation of art and particularly helping people discover and grow their skills.

This is an opportunity for beginners or those with some experience.

Pencils and materials provided. Bring your own sketchbook if you wish. 8 people max.

This workshop will be held and book through ‘eightyfour’, 84 Nightingale Lane, Wanstead, London E11 0208 530 1244. Saturday 13th September 1pm till 3pm the cost is £8:00 

A little about Wendy:

Wendy is a London-based practicing artist with over 25 years experience, having worked in child and adult education until 2012.

She studied Medway College of Art and Design, as well as Christ Church College and Sir John Cass School of Art. A qualified designer, enameller, silversmith as well as working in acrylics and watercolours. Her work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Goldsmith's Hall. She undertakes private commissions having sold work internationally. She has a large mural still on display, that was produced for Arts Olympiad in 2012. 

*Check out our Wanstead Fringe page at the top for a list of all our workshops and demos.