Bolsover printmaking artist, Sarah Godfrey, is currently exhibiting her stunning printworks at BEANS. We are also very lucky to have 3 of Sarah’s multi-layered oil paintings. Sarah’s work demonstrates, as she explains, the way ‘My mind knits together intricate webs of stories that have never been told, of colours so bright, I remember.’ She uses non-toxic printmaking techniques to create her spontaneous, over-the-top and imaginative art with many layers of imagery to entice and engage the viewer. Come along and share Sarah’s ‘journey and enthusiasm’. A definite treat.
More Than Just a Coffee Shop
Yes, BEANS offers a nice selection of great coffees and teas, and we make all of our soups, salads, sandwiches, quiches and cakes on the premises. However, we are quickly becoming known for our art classes and special events. We also display and sell a growing collection of jewellery, prints, cards, stained glass, paintings, collage & stitchery works, ceramics, and fused glass created by talented local artists.
Full of BEANS
(adjective) energetic, lively, peppy, in high spirits, indefatigable, as in…
“We are so full of beans with the opening of our store that we can’t sit still.”
Read our blog to see what’s happening now.
Cookery Days, Evening Events, Art/Craft Parties
Watch, make, smell and taste when you join us for a day of bread making – or a day of vegetarian feast making – or both. Enjoy dinner, followed by music or a guest speaker, or a themed evening like Thanksgiving. Let us help you plan your next birthday party or special event at BEANS – we can offer activities appropriate for the age group plus a choice of light refreshments or party food.
Class & Workshop Schedules
Individual course descriptions and an online copy of our latest leaflet have been posted to the Courses Page. And, our Booking Request Form is operational – but just to be safe, after you complete the form please be sure to call us (07815 697555) so we can confirm receipt of your registration and availability of the class(es) you would like to attend.
BEANS is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Sunday is currently reserved for art classes. After we learn when people visit and what works best, our opening and closing times may change… we’ll let you know.
Join Our Mailing List
If you would like to stay informed about upcoming art courses, gallery displays, and special events at BEANS, please take a minute to sign-up for our email list — we will not give anyone else your contact information and we promise not to pester you too much.
Slideshow & Photo Gallery
It’s quite a lot of work transforming what used to be a solicitors office into a proper coffee shop, art gallery, and artist workshop. Here are a few pictures of the building when we first purchased it and during some of the renovation work.
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