Welcome to the St Barbe Friends Newsletter
Open House on Fri 3 December

We are delighted to invite you to join us for an Open House to celebrate the achievement of a fantastic year for St Barbe, despite all the hurdles flung at us. Pop in any time between 4.30 and 6.30pm to meet the staff and volunteers who keep us rolling and learn about our plans for next year.  Best of all hear about our magnificent new acquisition - The Celtic Hoard.

Pick up a copy of our programme of talks and events for 2022 and put them in your diary. Mulled wine and mince pies will be served.

Help us secure + exhibit a unique Celtic Hoard
Starting next Tuesday 30 November - 7 December
found buried locally, some of the coins have never been seen by historians before!
Donate here. Match Funded: £5 becomes £10. £10 becomes £20...
One Donation. Twice the Impact
BBC Historian Dan Snow + Professor Tony King
Watchout for a Live stream on our social media when Dan Snow and Professor Tony King will discuss this unique Celtic Hoard. Monday 29 November at 5.30pm
Donate here. Match Funded: £5 becomes £10. £10 becomes £20...
One Donation. Twice the Impact
Saturday 11 December
Lymington & Pennington Town Council are organising a Christmas market instead of the annual 'turning on the lights.' 
Come and enjoy mulled wine or a coffee and a mince pie on our festive terrace. Live acoustic music by Katie Ann-Miles. Decorations by Floral Fleurtations
Community Event

New Art Group
In 2022 a new art group is starting at St Barbe. We're inviting creative adults who have a learning disability to studio sessions which will offer time, space and materials for them to develop their own practice. The workshops aren't taught, but members will be offered guidance and mentoring to support their own artistic ambitions.  READ MORE

A Great Gift Shop!
A Present Idea
Love St Barbe? Looking for an unusual gift for someone?
Why not get a St Barbe Friends Membership? 
It's the gift that lasts a whole year. AND you will be helping us continue with our community projects!
Ask at our Welcome Desk
Shop Local
We have a fabulous selection of gifts
Did you know that we have over 20 talented local artisan makers in our gift shop? Beautiful ceramics, lovely jewellery, fabulous prints and original artwork.

Profit from sales in our shop goes towards our charitable aims
Next Friends Talk
Friday 7 January 2022

Alongside our new exhibition by The 62 Group of Textile Artists: 

The Boat Builders:  Artist Emily Jo Gibbs talks about the making of her project the Boat Builders and explores the idea that by taking the time to slowly describe someone in stitch you convey your admiration. Celebrating people who make things by the investment of time in making the work, a quiet, thoughtful act of care and value.

All Talks take place at the Baptist Church in New Street opposite St Barbe.  Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm.
Last chance to see our 'Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of Eerie' closes on 8 January

The 62 Group of Textile Artists
Conversations: People, Places, Materials, Objects
15 January – 26 February 2022

Exhibiting in Lymington for the first time this highly regarded group of Textile Artists work explores the working relationship that artists have with the world around them. It includes a special project by Emily Jo Gibbs, ‘The Boat Builders’ starring apprentices working at Berthon Boat Company.
Image: Jane McKeating 'While they were talking and I was drawing' (detail)

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