Expansion and extension: Studio/workroom
From October 2018 until end January 2019, Church Cottage will not be open for residencies because we are building a small studio/workroom across half the little garden. This will provide a light workroom and enable us sometimes to host women artists (albeit working on a small scale) and composers as well as writers.
In May 2015, our long-serving and athletic chair, Paul Edmondson ran the Prague Marathon and raised £4,500 which was our ‘seed’ money. We approached Studio Spicer to design this small extension and after three planning applications, amended designs, one appeal, neighbour objections and failed funding applications, we obtained £37,000 from Arts Council England. We start building in November and our first resident to use this facility arrives on 1st February 2019.