Getting to Know: Maria Merridan | Coded Storm

Throughout April The Trove featured Coded Storm‘s artist and illustrator Maria Merridan – read our Q&A with Maria to find out more about her love of art since childhood, the themes which she is inspired by, her signature piece which has evolved into the brand for her commercial work, and her involvement with art groups across both Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. * (Image by Maria Merridan – Arctic Fox) Tell me a little about you and how you became an artist. Looking back on my childhood, I have strong, positive memories of drawing with… Read More

Beginners Crochet | 09.04.2016

Last month I attended a crochet workshop for beginners at The Sheep Shop in Cambridge. The class was taught by Joanne Scrace – knit and crochet designer behind Not So Granny. The class took place on a Saturday afternoon for three hours starting at 1.45pm and cost £25 per person (excluding materials). The classes held at The Sheep Shop are incredibly popular and so booking in advance is a must – I was very lucky to get the last available space for this one at short notice! I have wanted to learn how to… Read More

St Paul’s Arts Fest 2016

Back in March I attended the 2016 St Paul’s Arts Fest where I took part in creative workshops being held throughout the week. The community arts festival began on the 21st March 2016 at St Paul’s Community Centre (Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 1JP). The festival saw Cambridge and London-based performers and makers come together to explore music, theatre, film, writing, fine art, and crafts through an exhibition, workshops, talks and evening performances. …The Newtown area in Cambridge has doubled, and now’s the time to get together and celebrate the diversity of people, skills and talent… Read More