Some of you will know and love our Friday market stall, lovingly set up and packed away each week by Les and Jackie. We are sorry to announce that for various reasons this market is coming to a close. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Les and Jackie for their resolved dedication to running the market for the past 6 years, to the faithful help of other friends and family members who have supported them with it, to all those who have donated their items to be sold and to everyone who has bought them; over the past 6 years it has raised £1000’s for charity – well done Houghton Regis! This really is the end of an era and one that will be missed greatly, but I think we can all agree that it has been fantastic while it’s lasted!
We are very excited to announce the launch of our new drawing group, Back To The Drawing Board! Whether drawing is your hobby, your passion, your profession, or you simply want to try something new then join us at Jewels in Bedford Square on Monday evenings during school term times.
This is not a taught lesson but rather a group for people to explore, grow, and share their drawing skills. We will however begin each session with a short video tutorial and there will be advice available from local artist Rachel Wilson.
Each week there will be a different still life set up to inspire your drawing, though beware, some weeks it may not be so still!
Some topics that we will be exploring are: The use of light, composition, drawing a moving subject, incorporating text and much more!
Basic materials will be provided such as paper, pencils and charcoal. The use of these materials is included in the £5, as well as a cup of tea and a biscuit! You are welcome to bring along any of your own materials and equipment that you wish to use, we will also have other materials available to purchase as well sketchbooks and art folders.
And as if that wasn’t enough…your first session is absolutely free!
We are 2 days into our biggest ever sale! With 4 days left to go there are still plenty of bargains to be had! As well as free squash, biscuits and colouring competition for the kids when an adult purchases a hot drink.
Many clearance items up to 90% off with most things at half price or Buy One Get One Free, but the biggest theme of the sale is probably the price “20p”!
On top of that, all our regular stock that is not in the sale is 10% off! (With the exception of our handmade local art items.)
This half term only!
Andrew Myers is a portrait artist with a difference, unfortunately not a very local one though! Some say that all good artists have a screw loose, that’s where the creativity comes from, but California based artist, Andrew Myers, proves this is not the case; all his screws are just as tight as they need to be! Intrigued? -Follow the link below to watch a Youtube video that we hope you will find inspiring and uplifting.
Paper Craft Packs only £3.50 each!
Each pack includes:
10x A4 Craft papers
5x A5 Craft papers
4x Packets of craft toppers/accessories
1x Sheet of peel offs
1x Dry transfer lettering
1x A4 foldable cardboard storage box
We just wanted to share this article for food for thought. Though do bare in mind that at Jewels we hope to inspire and fuel creativity so we may be a little bias in thinking that this is a great article! Follow the link below:
…and happy reading!
Don’t forget that every Wednesday during the school summer holidays we will be serving free Cream Teas at Jewels between 11am and 3pm. We look forward to seeing you!
Our next Senior’s event is an Afternoon Tea on Tuesday 28th July from 2pm until 3.30pm in the Community Centre, Bedford Square. To book your place call in to Jewels or ring 01582 868881
This is a free event hosted by Houghton Regis Community Church.
Our next Senior’s event is coming up on Tuesday 7th April at the Community Centre in Bedford Square from 2pm until 3.30pm. This is a free event for the over 60’s. To book yourself a place please either call into Jewels in Bedford Square or ring us on 01582 868881