Training Dates, Poetry Evening and the Lantern Parade/Christmas Market
BEANS will be closed Tuesday, 25th November, but we will reopen and begin our week on Wednesday, 26th November. And it promises to be an exciting week with the Christmas Market and Lantern Parade on Saturday, 30th November. Come down to BEANS for a bowl of homemade soup or grab a hot spiced apple and pear drink – or a gingerbread latte to keep you warm during the festivities! With the Assembly Rooms across the road, we’ve had a sneaky peek at some of the lanterns made. Very amazing. You won’t want to miss it!
Beans will also be closed the week of 2nd December (Tuesday 3rd December to Saturday 7th December) and will reopen on Tuesday, 10th December. It’s our last poetry evening of the year on Thursday, 12th December. There might even be mince pies.
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.
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.
Full of BEANS
(adjective) energetic, lively, peppy, in high spirits, indefatigable, as in…
“We are so full of beans with the events and activities in our store that we can’t sit still.”
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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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