Use and Ornament: Kestle Barton Christmas Show

3 December - 11 December 2011

We have decided to extend our season this year to include a short early Christmas Show at Kestle Barton to help everyone prepare for the forthcoming festive period. Please come to our Christmas celebration where you will find intricate fairytale papercuts by Anna Howarth, chestnuts roasting and mulled wine, carols and Christmas trees.

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Use & Ornament

Saturday 3 December 2-5pm. Opening of the exhibition – enjoy live performance of carols played on flute and harp by Virginia and Florence Astley. Free admission

Sunday 4 December 11am – 1pm. Papercutting Workshop with Anna Howarth. Limited places available please book in advance on 01326 231811.

5 – 9 December from 4-5pm. Enjoy the wonder of the woods with our film screenings of papercut animated fairytales by Lotte Reiniger every weekday afternoon. Free admission

Sunday 11 December 1:30 -2:30pm. The Meneage Choir will perform at Kestle Barton. Free admission

Open 10:30 – 5 Daily during this period.











Anna Howarth

Anna Howarth ‘I discovered paper artists and shadow puppetry which reminded me of my own childhood memories and which re-awakened some of the more obscure emotions that lay within me. This inspired me to develop my art practice using the medium of paper.

Anna Howarth specialises in intricate papercut artworks that evoke northern European fairy tale and folklore imagery and explore the unconscious, dreams, symbolic imagery, archetypes, fairy tales, and the sacred in nature. ‘These preoccupations are a thread, which loosely connect all my work’, says Howarth, ‘and relate to ideas normally associated with the psychology of the unconscious.’

Anna Howorth studied Fine Art at University of Salford. Since 2000 Howarth has exhibited extensively in the UK and beyond. During this period she has also enjoyed annual representation in major international art fairs.  Her work is included in public commissions such as Mural Artist for Trafford Centre: Manchester; Earl’s Court Exhibition centre; Former Beatles Apple studio: London. She is also the recipient of awards, commissions and private collections.













Paper cutting workshop

















Open Tuesday - Sunday 10:30am - 5pm. Closed Mondays but open for Bank Holidays