Category Archives: Hornton Village

Art History Lunchtime Talks in Hornton

‘Art House’ @ Studio B – Saturday morning art history brunch-time talks in August 2019

From Chris Woodcock (of Studio B Hornton):

‘Everything you need to know is on Art History Talks programme 2019-1 Our speakers, (who include jane Williams from Horley), are all local experts and we’re aiming for each session to be very informal and friendly, with plenty of chance for questions and discussion. There will be a break in each event for brunch refreshments and the overall running time will be no more than two hours, starting promptly at 11am.

Each speaker has nominated their favourite charity to receive the proceeds from their talk and they will say a bit about their choice on the day.

I know August seems ages away, but it would be really handy if you could tell me asap (before the end of April) if you would definitely like to attend so I can reserve places and know how things are shaping up. If you would like to invite your friends then do feel free to ask them to get in touch too.

Here’s to an arty August in North Oxfordshire!
All the best’


Want to Join a Local Gardening Club?

If you are interested in all things to do with the garden then the HHH (Hornton, Horley and Hanwell) Gardening Club may be just what you’re looking for.

Sally Tweedsmuir from HHH writes:

‘The Three Hs Gardening Club starts the new year with an exciting new programme.  New members are especially welcome. The membership fee is £10 and you can contact Sally Tweedsmuir on 670608 or Malcolm Cross 670562 on for more information.

The  programme includes an outing to Clivedon on 6th July and there is an evening visit to Mr and Mrs Waley Cohen’s garden at Upton on 9th July.   The plant sale is on Saturday 18th May and a Bingo evening is on 24th May.  The Flower and Vegetable show is on 17th August and this year we are including some classes for children of primary school age.

Our Christmas dinner is on 10th December at a venue to be decided.

Our next talk is on 14th May and Chris from the National Herb Centre will be talking about Wild Life Gardening.  We look forward to seeing you then.’

Sally Tweedsmuir

Fancy a Trip to Hampton Court in September?

Hampton Cout Palace

Hornton History Group is organising a coach trip to Hampton Court Palace on Saturday 7th September. The coach will be departing Hornton at 8am and stopping in Horley at 8.10.

Numbers and deposits need to be ascertained and secured hence the need for it to be advertised so early.

Says organiser Jane Wain:

‘We aim to leave London at 7pm, allowing time after your day at the palace to find somewhere to eat from the many restaurants nearby. The cost of the trip is still to be finally determined depending on numbers and whether you are eligible for a concession ticket, but will be approx £30/35, for entry to the palace and the coach’.

If interested, please contact Jane Wain on 01295 670716  or email

Feeling Artistic and Interested in Screen Printing?

Screen printing workshop on 8 May in Hornton – places still available

Hornton Studio

There are two places left on the textile screen printing workshop at Studio B in Hornton on Wednesday 8 May, 10am to 1pm. Taught by talented local designer Sally Moret, the session includes all equipment and materials – plus cake and tea! And you take home either a cushion cover, bag or piece of fabric printed by you. (See picture below).

The full details are here.

The next Studio B workshops (both all-day) are a Portrait Photography Masterclass on Saturday 8 June (two places left) and an Introduction to Life Drawing class on Friday 21 June (two places left).

Call or email organiser Chris Woodcock at Studio B by 20 April latest to book your place. Tel 01295 670795 or email

Screen printed items

Interested in Arts and Crafts and Art History?

New Art and Craft Workshops in Hornton – April sessions booking now 

Hornton Studio

Hornton artist and printmaker, Chris Woodcock, has launched an art and craft workshop programme at her home studio, running April to November this year.Offering friendly tuition by Banburyshire experts, the workshops on offer range from portrait photography to life drawing, needlework and craft projects and screen printing.

Book now for:

Easter Card MakingThursday 4 April, 2 – 4.30pm. £28.
Led by Sally Moret. You take away as many beautiful cut-out, decorated cards as you can make in the time, using Sally’s inventive designs as your base. Includes tea/coffee and home-made cake.

Fabric Bunting MakingTuesday 9 April, 10am – 3.30pm. £34.
Led by Jane Moffatt. Beautiful and unusual decorative bunting, devised to suit your colour scheme or a special occasion. Plus a bag to keep it in. Plus a buffet lunch!

For the whole programme – and news of an August Saturday morning art history talk programme – and to find out more contact: Chris Woodcock  Tel 01295 670795.

Hand Made Easter Card

Fabric Bunting