Why Not, What If? A big success at St Sidwell’s

Why Not, What If? – an exploration of the whys and wherefores of ‘Don’t’, conceived by Veronica Gosling and ‘inspired’ by numerous officious signs and notices – played to a sell-out audience at St Sidwell’s Centre on March 22. There were performances from poets Susan Taylor, Simon Williams & Fiona Leishman, songwriter Peter Farrie and compere/comedian Jeff Sleeman. Work by Steven Bramble, James Turner, Laura Baudin, Tim Coles & Dylan Thomas (!) was also presented.

Thank you and your talented team for a fantastic evening.  We enjoyed every minute.

The team at St Sidwell’s, led by Dave Wright, were brilliant hosts and they made delicious food for the interval. A night to remember!

A packed audience

Jeff Sleeman

Susan Taylor & Simon Williams

Peter Farrie

Fiona Leishman

Simon Williams recites Do Not Go Gentle… by Dylan Thomas, illustrated by Steven Bramble’s artwork

In the interval the audience enjoyed delicious food prepared by the team at St Sidwell’s


Budding Friends Needs Funding!

A Budding Friends group at Studio 36

Budding Friends is an Age UK Exeter initiative for people living with dementia, providing art workshops, facilitated here at Studio 36 by Veronica Gosling. The outstanding work produced by the participants has recently been on display at various venues including the RD&E hospital.

Sadly this valuable project has now lost funding. To help Budding Friends reach its £5000 fundraising target Cartridges Law are holding a fundraising exhibition on March 30th. For full details please visit this link on the Cartridges Law website.

He’s Back!

A new painting by Veronica Gosling.

He’s Back!

Into 2017 with Studio 36!

Why Not, What If?

Why Not, What If?

Peter Farrie, singer/songwriter is masterminding a new performance of our WHY NOT, WHAT IF? for St Sidwell’s Community Centre on March 22nd. It will be just as much fun with two new, but well-known, poets joining us, Susan Taylor and Simon Williams, Steven Bramble, artist, Fiona Leishman, another poet, the actor Jeff Sleeman and the St Sidwell’s kitchen producing an interlude meal instead of our usual picnic.

All these forbidding notices of what we must not do, or if we do the danger and punishment of doing them, warnings from distant countries as well as our own locality, will enliven the walls around the auditorium.

We have enjoyed our Budding Friends art work done here for Age UK Exeter on Monday afternoons being on display both at the R.D.&E. and at Cartridges solicitors entrance space. The latter gave us a lovely evening opening, pictured below.

If anyone knows of other possibilities for displaying this work, we have lots! 7 groups, 4 days each, all different.

PLANS!!  (for which ideas welcome). An evening based on PATTERNS musical, mathematical, behavioural etc. and a Sunday discussion for artists, “Freedom From Expectation”.

Aside from our open days, publicised well in advance, please contact us if planning to visit, just to make sure it’s convenient.

2 Fun Pieces for the New Year!

by Veronica Gosling