Meet the Maker - Artist Lou Stafford

Come and ‘Meet the Maker’ local artist Lou Stafford in the Stables Shop on Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th, Saturday 27th, and Sunday 28th November and Monday 6th December between 12noon and 3pm

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Lou will be demonstrating the fine art of scribbling. Using fine ink liners in predominantly black with a few splashes of dramatic color.

Without lifting the pen off the paper she will create beautiful drawings made up of random lines in different directions.

Prints and other products will be available on the day to buy including mugs and baubles made form fine bone China produced in Stoke on Trent, each bauble is hand painted by Lou Stafford resulting in no two being the same.

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Attingham Park

Prices

Non-member admission to Attingham
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.30 £7.50
Family £41.30 £37.50
1 adult, 3 children £24.80 £22.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Admission to Attingham is free for National Trust members and under 5s. Non-members pay admission fee on day of visit.

 

The basics

Meeting point
Lou will be in the Stables Shop.
Other
Introducing Lou: Lou Stafford, originally from the East Midlands but now living in Powys via the Isle of Bute attended teacher training college in Derby studying art as her main subject. Her passion for art and design strengthened but she realised that teaching was not for her. She has worked as a Garden Designer and Wedding Florist where her “eye” for colour and arrangement won her prizes. More recently circumstance and determination has allowed her to further her passion for art. Working with watercolour, occasionally acrylics and more recently “scribble art” she finds ways to produce work through experimentation and trial and error. Lou Stafford’s individual style has developed over recent years after self-publishing her first children’s book (now five books) where as well as writing she also illustrated the books. Her fascination for colour and texture is used in her watercolours where she has a lightness of touch which is influenced by her love of the countryside whether it be coastal or more inland.

Contact Info

Name
Attingham facilities team
Email
attingham@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01743 708170

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