Sunday, 29 April 2012

UKCPS Exec Committee at Derwent

That bunch of rogues shown on the right is made up of some of the members of the UKCPS Executive Committee, (plus some of their partners), when they were guests of the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Company at the factory in Lillyshall, near Workington, on Friday last.   The Exec. Comm. were invited to tour the factory as part of a two day visit to Keswick during which the committee met to conduct UKCPS business, and to set up the entries for the 'World of Colour Pencils' exhibition at the Cumberland Pencil Museum. (the results of which will follow in a further posting).
 (From L to Rt)
REAR: Will Johnson, Malcolm Cudmore, Pauline Longley, John Ridley, Suzy Herbert
FRONT: Paul Longley, Alan McMahon (me! -with silly grin),  Barbara Murray (UKCPSChair), Liz Ridley, Pat Heffer (UKCPS President), and John Heffer.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Jo Goudie at Keswick

UKCPS Silver member, Jo Goudie.  is a professional pencil artist, and will be running two colour pencil 'taster' sessions at the Cumberland Pencil Museum, Keswick, on 22nd and 23rd May, plus a full day Derwent Coloursoft workshop on 24th May.
Those attending the workshop you will be experimenting with mixing Coloursoft and Derwent Studio Pencils on white paper as well as on coloured backgrounds to produce creative and striking bird portraits.

To book a place on the workshop, or for further details please call the Museum on 017687 73626.      

Sunday, 22 April 2012

World of Coloured Pencils

Readers are reminded that the Cumberland Pencil Museum, situated in the lovely lakeland town of Keswick, is host to the UKCPS  'World of Coloured Pencils' exhibition from next Sunday, 29th April, until Saturday 26th May.
Over and above the exhibition itself, The Museum, located at the former Derwent Cumberland Pencils factory, is always worth a visit to anyone with an interest in pencils, and there are usually some good bargains to be had in the museum shop.
The exhibition is located in the museum coffee shop, and will feature 24 pictures submitted by UKCPS members.
The exhibition is being set-up next Saturday (28th), ably assisted by various members of the UKCPS Executive (including Yours Truly) -- call in and say hello if you're in the vicinity!

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Sue Clinker - Exhibition

UKCPS signature Member, Sue Clinker, has a one woman exhibition on at the Whitstable Framing Gallery, 9 Oxford Street, Whitstable for one week from Monday 16th April. It's a tiny gallery/window space with room for just about a dozen pictures, -- but it is on the main Whitstable street.

Call-in if you're in the vicinity!

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Local Group - Cheltenham area

UKCPS member Tim Hayward of Cheltenham, would like to start a CP group in his area.  His speciality is drawing miniatures,  but he would be interested in hearing from anyone who would like to meet on a regular basis.  Contact Pauline Longley in the first instance at and she will pass on your information to him.


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