Pick of the Week 2016

October's Guest Editor: Beth Alden

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This October, Beth Alden, CEO of New Brewery Arts in Cirencester, is making the selection.


New Brewery Arts champions contemporary craft and works to support artists and makers. It is home to nine studios, with studio-makers working across a range of craft practices. New Brewery Arts education spaces include specialist provision for ceramics and stone as well as textiles, print, glass and drawing, and each week some 200 people come and take part in the programme of courses and workshops. In 2017 New Brewery Arts will be commissioning new work and presenting exhibitions looking at contemporary furniture, signwriting and craft from across the UK. New Brewery Arts also has accommodation for guests and artists and are developing residency programmes for the future.

Beth joined New Brewery Arts as CEO earlier in 2016. Coming from a family of potters Beth has a background in craft and making. Since graduating from the RCA Beth has worked with contemporary visual arts organisations to produce artists’ projects, commissions and exhibitions.

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What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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