Watercolour Painting Course


Watercolour Painting Course.

Thursdays 1-3 in Whalton Village Hall

Commencing 19th July

6 x 2 hour sessions (last session 23rd August)

Subscription - £78

Whether you are an absolute beginner or want to develop your knowledge and skills these classes are for you. The sessions are informal, relaxed and encouraging. Each week you will tackle a subject with instruction, advice and help. Only basic equipment required (paints, brushes and paper).

‘I attended as a raw beginner and have enjoyed it enormously …. I’m definitely improving and I now get hours of pleasure from a new interest. If you’re a novice give it a try – I think you will surprise yourself with what you can do with some expert advice and support. If you’ve painted before, dig out those brushes and let Cliff reinvigorate your interest. His passion and enthusiasm are infectious’

(Jamie Thompson, Whalton)

Clifford Blakey is an award winning and leading local artist obtaining his Master of Fine Art degree at Newcastle University under Norman Adams RA. His works are regularly shown regionally and nationally. Notably he has exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, the British Watercolour Society and the Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters. His work can be seen online at the Dancing Light Gallery and Ardquin Gallery websites.
 Clifford is a lifetime Fellow of the International Guild of Artists and a full Member of the British Watercolour Society.

Further enquiries phone Jamie Thompson 01670 775159

April Winners




£20      J Oliver

£15      R Winter

£15      Edna Parker

£15      Mike Greeve

£15      Sheena Law

£15      Anna Sill

£15      Tom Reynolds

£10      Amy Telfer

£10      Charlotte Capps

£10      Jan Lepowski

£10      Michael Pugh


Are you a supporter of Whalton Village Hall Fundraising 100 Plus Club?

An Annual payment of £10 gives you a lucky number which is entered into a draw each month, from November until September. It is an easy way to support the Village Hall with a chance to win every month.

The draw pays out 65% of its income in the following prizes each month:
6 x £15   &   5 x £10

Plus a bumper Christmas draw which includes the following prizes:
1 x £50    1 x £30    4 x £25    4 x £15     6 x £10

Now you can pay by standing order, by Bank Transfer, by cash or cheque.  Standing Order payments will be deducted from your account on an annual basis. The draw will take place during the Village Hall Committee monthly meetings.

If you would like to join the 100+ club please contact the Treasurer – Bev Wales on 01670 775206 before 14th October

Ogle family visit


On September 6th 2017 we had a visit from 48 members of the American branch of the Ogle family, visiting Whalton church where the Ogle family vault is and many of the Ogle family are buried.

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Vintage Bar Co at the Village Show


On site at the Whalton Village Show on 16th September this year will be the Vintage Bar Co selling endless supplies of prosecco, craft beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks.  A great way to toast show day!

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