Caversham Arts Trail 18th -20th May 2012 – Week 2

Many thanks to all of you who attended the first weekend of Caversham Arts Trail. We are pleased to say the trail was well-attended and made all the more enjoyable by the sunshine.

We will be opening again this Friday 18th May through until Sunday 20th May. All venues are open from 11am to 5pm. (Please note that venue 9 will not be open on Friday 18th May).

Details and downloadable guide available at here.  Or ask for a guide at one of the venues.

Here are a few images from last weekend.


We have 8 new artists showing this year, as well as some new venues, and plenty of activities as well as some rather nice cake on sale in aid of our chosen charity TEAM Hannah.
Briefly, our new artists and their venues are:
Bookity – Re-using unwanted books – Venue 3
Brenda Graham – Glass and jewellery – Venue 5
Sophie Waite – Smoke fired ceramics –  Venue 5 (this venue also has some good cake on sale)
Beady Pool – Lampwork and silver jewellery – Venue 6
Lou Jessop –  Relief appliqué – Venue 8
Nicola Kantorowicz, Stained glass – Venue 8 (tea and cake also available here)
Sanbags – Hand crafted bags – Venue 11
Debbie Page – Pottery – Venue 12
And the activities taking place are:
Poetry reading, Two Rivers Press, 3pm Saturday(this venue is in a nice garden setting) – Venue 2
Slip casting and ceramic demonstrations, Lauren Denney, on-going – Venue 6 
Open mike poetry, 3pm Saturday, Robin Thomas (also in a nice garden, with cake and refreshments available, NEW venue) Venue 10
Make a fused glass pendant, Barbara Goodbun, on-going – Venue 11
Silversmithing demo, 2:30pm Sunday, Matthew Hitch – Venue 12

This year the trail is sponsored by The Head Partnership and Silver Street Studios.

Catch live updates throughout the trail via our Facebook page and Twitter.

Caversham Arts Trail 12th-13 & 18th-20th May 2012

It is almost time for the third Caversham Arts Trail.  The Trail this year takes place on Saturday 12th &  Sunday 13th May and Friday 18th – Sunday 20th May. All venues are open from 11am to 5pm.

With 32 Artists and Craftsmen all across Caversham this is your opportunity to catch up with what has been going on creatively in the town over the last 12 months.

Download the full brochure here.

This year you have the opportunity to see paintings, sculpture, jewellery, hand weaving, prints, silhouette cutting, woodwork, decoupage, ceramics, collage, glass, photography, textiles, smoke-firing ceramics, relief applique, mixed media, batik, pottery and more.
The flyer shows all participating artists with venue details, events, images and a map of all venues. You can download a copy here. Alternatively if you only wish to download just the map you can do so here.
This year the trail includes some wonderful events.  
  • Two Rivers Press- Poetry Reading, 3pm on Saturday 12th and 19th May @ venue 2
  • Lauren Denney – Slip casting and hand building ceramics demonstrations during the trail @venue 6
  • Robin Thomas – Poetry open mike session (bring your own poems) on Saturday 19th May 3pm @venue 10
  • Barbara Goodbun – Try making a fused glass pendant of your own design throughout the trail @ venue 11
  • Lois – Drumming throughout the afternoon from 2pm on Sunday 13th May @ venue 12
  • Matthew Hitch – Silversmithing demonstration on Rings on Sunday 20th May at 2.30pm  @venue 12
We would like to welcome the new artists joining the trail this year, Beady Pool @venue 6, Bookity @venue 3, Brenda Graham @venue 5, Sophie Waite @venue 5, Debbie Page @venue 12, Nicola Kantorowicz @venue 8, Lou Jessop @venue 8 and Sanbags @venue 11.
This year we will be collecting donations for our chosen local charity, TEAM Hannah.
TEAM Hannah was inspired by our daughter’s eight year battle with a rare form of leukaemia which began in 2004 and Hannah has undergone intensive chemotherapy, radiotherapy, drug trials and two bone marrow transplants. Hannah is doing well at present and hoping to return to school in time for her GCSE exams.  We have been supported by some amazing children’s cancer charities and hospitals over the years, and the aim of TEAM Hannah is to help them continue to treat, support and create hope for so many who are fighting this disease.
We are very pleased to announce that the trail is sponsored by The Head Partnership and Silver Street Studios.

The firm has always sought to play an important and involved role in the  local community.  We are keen to support the Caversham Arts Trail since it looks like evolving into a major local fixture on the calendar, and provides such a great opportunity for local artists to showcase their work.  The Head Partnership Solicitors has offices in:  Henley on Thames 01491 570900 and Lower Earley, Reading     0118 9756622. Visit their website at

 Silver Street Studios is a professional music studio at the heart of Reading, Berkshire. Passionate and focused, we’ve been supporting         musicians, singers and music producers with their production needs for 20 years. We provide high quality recording services for bands and singers, as well as facilities for producers and engineers. We also provide occasional rehearsal studio facilities. The studio can be supplied with an assistant only or with a Producer to take care of the whole process.
We hope you will once again enjoy seeing our art in the Spring sunshine.

Catch live updates throughout the trail via our Facebook page and Twitter.Please note that Charles Burns, Nina Krauzewicz and Julie Simmonds are also open on Friday 11th May as part of the West Berkshire and North Hampshire Open Studios

Caversham Arts Trail 13th-15th May 2011

The first weekend of the Caversham Arts trail was a great success. We are very much looking forward to opening again this coming Friday 13th May until Sunday 15th May from 11am to 5pm.

Caversham Arts Trail gives you the opportunity to visit local  artists, designers and makers in their studios, homes and gardens. With over 30 artists participating this year there is sure to be something for everyone to enjoy.

You can download the leaflet which includes all artists details, opening times, demonstration information and a map showing all venues here.

Images from the opening weekend of the trail. See more here.

If you would like to know more regarding parking, restricted access and refreshments at each of the venues please click here.

This weekend you can also enjoy the following demonstrations: basketmaking,  silverwork , chinese brush painting, spinning and weaving,  jewellery making, slip casting ceramics as well as poetry reading. See the flyer for more information.

Please note that venue 12 is only open on 14th and 15th May.

Five of the artists participating in the Caversham Arts Trail will also be showing their work at the Reading Contemporary Art Fair on 14th and 15th May. Look out for Louise Spiers, Julie Simmonds, Charles Burns,  Matthew Keeler and Sonia Olaniyan at the Caversham Artists stand. We have a limited number of 2 for 1 entry tickets that can be downloaded here.

MUG SHOTS:  Do you have a favorite tea or coffee cup? You know… the one you choose over all others when the cupboard is full. Caversham Arts Trail artist, Matthew Keeler at Venue number 5, is looking for people to participate in his next project.  Matthew wants to produce a series of small portraits of people with their favorite tea or coffee cup. These will be exhibited during next years Caversham Arts Trail. Anyone interested in taking part in the project, please contact Matthew for further details via

We would like to thank More Arts and The Earley Charity for their support with our Arts Trail this year.

Caversham Arts Trail 7&8 and 13-15 May 2011

This year the second Caversham Arts Trail will take place across Caversham. You can keep track of updates via facebook and on twitter.

There are 32 artists showing their work in studios, workshops, homes and gardens across Caversham. It is a chance for you to see and buy art work made in Caversham and the surrounding area at your leisure. Take this opportunity to speak directly to the artists themselves, useful if you have a particular commission in mind.

You can download the leaflet which includes all artists details, opening times, demonstration information and a map showing all venues here.

If you would like to know more regarding parking, restricted access and refreshments at each of the venues please click here.

We are pleased to announce that we will be collecting donations and raising awareness for the King’s Meadow Baths.  The baths will be open from 11am to 5pm on 13th, 14th and 15th May where you will get to see the baths in all their glory  as  well as  future plans. Check their website for more information on the campaign and how you can get involved in this local treasure.

Venue 12 will  hold a collection of various artist work as well as a display from the King’s Meadow Baths and a display entitled Caversham 100 years on. The opening of venue 12 will take place at 10.30am on 7th May, please come along, see details here.

We would like to thank More Arts and The Earley Charity for their support with our Arts Trail this year.

Caversham Arts Trail 2011

After a successful show at Kings Walk, Reading we are now busy preparing for our Arts Trail. The Caversham Arts Trail will take place across 15 venues in Caversham with 32 artists taking part. More details will follow in the next month. You can keep track of updates here and on our facebook page or twitter feed.

Here is a preview of what you can expect from our trail taking place on 7th & 8th and 13th-15th May 2011.

Caversham Arts Trail 8&9, 15&16 May 2010

We are pleased to confirm that the much awaited Caversham Arts Trail will be taking place over two weekends in May. There will be 15 artists taking part in the arts trail that will run on 8&9 and 15&16 May.

There are a few ways to get regular updates, check back here regularly, subscribe to our website, send us an email, follow us on twitter or join our facebook group.

Down load our map here.