Press Release: Hanwell Wine Estate opens for first Open Studios Notts, from 3rd May 2019

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Open Studios Notts celebrates the county’s artists, makers and creators through May and June 2019. Artists,makers and creators across Nottinghamshire will again be opening their studios to the public through May and early June 2019 to showcase the county’s strong creative community.

Rural Antics at Hanwell Wine Estate will be holding an exhibit of local artists work in their workshops barn and café for the first time this May and June. Rural Antics hold art, craft and rural skills workshops all year round and already exhibit works from a variety of their tutors. Those who have already experienced Rural Antics workshops will know it’s like attending a “creative spa”. Participants are encouraged to relax as soon as they walk through the door. There’s an Event Host catering for their refreshment needs including a 2 course homemade lunch with local wine. Expert enthusiastic tutors coach participants step by step through the creative process.

“At the end of a workshop, you’ll feel pampered, well fed and so very proud of what you’ve created” – Helenka Brown, Rural Antic’s passionate owner.

Our workshops span all types of art, craft and rural skills: Bentwood Chair Making, Foraging for Food, Fused Glass, Willow Structures, Stained Glass, Picture Sewing, Spoon Carving, Stool and Coffee Table Making, Oil Painting, Pencil Drawing, Bobbin Lace and so many more. Visit for the full range.

Rural Antics at Hanwell Wine Estate’s exhibition is venue 60 in the Open Studios brochure. On Friday 3rd May we will launch the event with artists in residence and Nottinghamshire wine tasting from 1pm-8pm. The exhibition will be open throughout May and June, all the dates are listed here.

Wysall Watercolour Group will be exhibiting, a group of around 20 amateur artists will showcase over 50 artworks both framed and unframed. A range of original greetings cards will be on sale plus artists from the group will be in residence during the first weekend 3, 4, 6th May.

The estate is also open for other events during the exhibition, so why not combine your visit for maximum appeal! English Wine Week Open Day 1st June, Wine and Craft Festival 9th June. Follow us on Twitter @Ruralantics or facebook @ruralantics for the latest news.

Located in South Notts between Keyworth and the Broughtons on the A606 Melton Road, very easy to find, look out for the OS Notts banner about a minute East of the A606/A46 roundabout. Find us

Over 250 artists will be taking part with coverage from Misson in the north of the county to Sutton Bonnington in the south, Brinsley to the west and Thorney in the east.

Look out for the Open Studios Notts brochure it lists all the events, art trails, participating artists and venues and includes a map so you can find them. Follow Open Studios Notts on Facebook @openstudiosnotts and Twitter @OSNotts. There is also more information about the events on the OSNotts website (

Notes to editors: for more information contact:

Helenka Brown, Rural Antics at Hanwell Wine Estate 01949 81393

Michael Trueman, 01636 812279, or for press enquiries and interviews contact Tina Bettison 07778 014466

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