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This year we are celebrating 25 years together as a collective and to start off our celebrations we are hosting a weekend of art when our studios will be open and responding to the theme of 'Vernon Mill Remembers' . We also have invited special guests to provide music, drama and poetry.

On Friday 8th March we are open from 5pm and we have a concert by The Weavers along with the choir from St Thomas C of E Primary School. On Saturday 9th March Open Studios continues, in the evening we have a drama production from Droylsden Little Theatre written by Paul Charlesworth, entitled 'Stitches in Time'. This production weaves together eerie stories from Vernon Mill and its ghosts.On Sunday the studios are open again and there will be poetry from Jean The Hat. Vernon Park Primary School have also contributed to some art and written work about the heritage of the mill and their work will be on display.

Please feel free to drop in during open studios, but if you would like to get a free ticket these are available from:

To help us ensure that we have seating for everyone please can you reserve your seats for 'Stitches in Time' by getting your free tickets from:

Vernon Mill Remembers is sponsored by Stockport Town of Culture

Vernon Mill Artists Supporting Stepping Hill Hospital's Covid Commemoration Art Exhibition

We are pleased to announce that five Vernon Mill artists, Brigid Brind, Jackie Jamieson, Lindi Kirwin, Sarah Morley and Alison Murdoch were chosen by Stepping Hill Hospital to paint portraits of hospital staff for the upcoming exhibition at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery. The exhibition of 12 portraits and reflections from the staff concerned commemorates the work of NHS colleagues during covid. The exhibition runs from Friday 8th March to Thursday 11th April.

Joan of Art

The successful retrospective exhibition of Joan Bradley's work was extended at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery but has now finished. Some paintings are still available to purchase with proceeds from the sale of these being used to fund Joan's Art Legacy. To view available work please visit Joan Bradley's website by clicking here: