Tall Chimneys by Allie Cresswell

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Front cover from an original artwork by Sarah Reid.


Tall Chimneys by Allie Cresswell

One woman, one house, one hundred years.

Considered a troublesome burden, Evelyn Talbot is banished by her family to their remote country house. Tall Chimneys is hidden in a damp and gloomy hollow. It is outmoded and inconvenient but Evelyn is determined to save it from the fate of so many stately homes at the time – abandonment or demolition.

Available to buy now from Amazon. There are a small number of copies, signed by the author Allie Cresswell and the artist Sarah Reid available. Email: sarah@redrawstudios.co.uk

Artists in Penrith Event 2017


After a very wet start to the day, 39 artists turned out to endure the weather and take up the Artists in Penrith challenge – to produce an entirely original piece of artwork in any media or creative style (except photography) to be created within 3 miles of Penrith town centre between 8am and 5pm on Saturday 30th September 2017.

The exhibition of works will now take place on 4th to the 11th November at No.4 Corney Place, Penrith, CA11 7PX

1st Prize of £750 went to Margaret Jones £750 (prize kindly donated by Bluetree Development – www.bluetree-d.co.uk)

2nd Prize of £500 went to Gerry Watson (prize kindly donated by EVAN)

3rd Prize of £100 went to Martin Reid (prize kindly donated by Frame , Swift and Partners – www.frameswiftandpartners.co.uk)

Additional sponsorship: Grahams; Booths; Cranstons

Artists in Penrith Saturday 30 September 2017


8am – 5pm

Artists are invited to take up the Challenge of creating a work of art from scratch in one day.


If you would like to take part, just complete the registration form below. We will then contact you to secure payment.
Artists must register by noon on Thursday 28th September 2017.


Artists will arrive in the morning with a blank canvas of their choice and after registration head out to create a work of art within 3 miles of the Clock Tower in the centre of Penrith. By 5pm the artists will have created a representation of Penrith, it’s people and surroundings as on Saturday 30th September 2017.

Prize winner’s announcement 6.30pm
At the end of the Saturday all work will be judged and prizes given out as follows:
First Place £750
Second Place £500
Third Place £100
People’s Choice £100

All the work will be displayed in an exhibition. At the end of the week there will be a People Choice prize of £100, voted for by visitors to the exhibition.
All work will be for sale and proceeds divided between the Artist 75% and EVAN 25%.

Exhibition of works for sale Sunday 1st October – Saturday 7th October

We are grateful for Sponsorship as follows:-
1st Prize : Bluetree Development – www.bluetree-d.co.uk
2nd Prize EVAN
3rd Prize: Frame , Swift and Partners – www.frameswiftandpartners.co.uk
Additional sponsorship: Grahams; Booths; Cranstons


Artists in Penrith extends a warm welcome to artists, residents and visitors alike. We hope you enjoy the Artists in Penrith festival; our wonderful town has lots to offer visitors and the beautiful surroundings are inspiring for artists, walkers, families and four legged friends alike.

On the day please feel free to approach any of the artists who are taking part. If you would like further information just speak to one of our team who will be only too pleased to help. They’ll all be wearing their ‘I’m in EVAN’ badges.

Penrith’s excellent shops will provide you with plenty of entertainment as well as great food and drink.

For more information, regitsration form and the rules vist: http://www.edenvalleyartisticnetwork.co.uk/artists-in-penrith

Wordsworth’s Best Loved Poems

William Wordsworth's best-loved poems

William Wordsworth’s Best-Loved Poems

This pocket sized book consists of twenty poems, selected by Andy Wild and Mike Healey, with illustrations by eighteen contemporary Lakeland artists, including Sarah Reid.

The book launch and art exhibition will take place on Wednesday 6 September at The Brewhouse, Burgundy’s, 19 Lowther Street, Kendal LA9 4DH – starting at 18.30.

Wordsworth’s Best-Loved Poems will be available from selected bookshops from Wednesday 6 September and retails at £7.

Spirit Of The Eden Open Art Show

Spirit of The Eden
Open Art Show

2nd and 3rd September 2017
Armathwaite Old School Hall

Refreshments and home-made cakes.
Free Entry

Join us for an exhibition of original arts and crafts: work by artists and craftspeople from the Eden Valley.