Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Bells Piece Open Day

Bells Piece is a fabulous place - my daughter has been going there once a week for the past nine months and absolutely loves it. It is run by Leonard Cheshire Disability and consists of a beautiful old house with a large garden which is used to grow all kinds of produce, from flowers for sale to the most delicious vegetables and fruit. All the gardening is done by people with disabilities and a fine job they do too.

Within the grounds is the Simply Unique Studio where they produce arts and crafts for sale in their shop. This is where my daughter goes - you wouldn't catch her wielding a spade or mower! She looks forward to her Mondays here and has created some lovely pieces of work, from collages to sculpture to stencilling - I have been amazed! I know I shouldn't be, as I am an artist as is her brother and she has grown up surrounded by paintings, needlework, knitting and just about any other craft you can name. She spends most of her free time drawing too but I have seen such a progression in her ability since she has been going to Bells Piece.

This Saturday, 15th May, Bells Piece are holding an open day between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. where you can visit the grounds, see the shop and studio and they are also holding an exhibition - I believe my daughter has some work on show! I am greatly looking forward to seeing this and will try to remember to take photographs.

If you are in the Farnham, Surry, area on Saturday, try and pop in for a look - I promise it will be well worth it and a reaffirmation of what can be achieved by people with disabilities. It is just of the 3 Bells Roundabout, a little lane next to the 3 Bells pub.


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