Saturday 28 March 2020

Fwd: Cygnet Gallery new website

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From: Grenville Allen <>
Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 at 10:30
Subject: Re: Cygnet Gallery new website
To: Anna 

'Morning Anna

Well done for taking the Cygnet website on.  It seems to be the only route (the internet) left to everyone now.

Anyway, here's my bit: 

Grenville Allen in his corner of the Cygnet Gallery

I've attached a few pics above.  They're all painted in acrylic but in an old English watercolour technique ~ without the use of white paint.

Exception to this is 'The Enchanted Lake' featuring the frog and gnome.  This has been framed with a sort of Gothic twist.  This is the original.

Hope all this makes sense, Anna.  And thanks again. 👍🎨


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On Fri, 27 Mar 2020 at 11:22, Anna McDowell <> wrote:
As you all may know we are going to close the current website which is owned by Swans Trust and replace it with our own. This transaction was initially going to happen sometime at the end of April beginning of May. However this may have changed.

I have started to put together another very simple site and used some of the information on the current site. I have managed to transfer text and one or two images However, images are proving a major problem so if you wish to continue  to have a page on our Gallery's site please send me some images. Also can you check your details.

For those who are not on our site and would like to have a page please send me your information and images.

Please the links on you page have not been activated yet. 

If you click on this link you can see what I've done so far 

I'm not a website designer so please forgive any inconsistencies. 

Best wishes
For all you want to know about the heritage craft of Dorset Buttons

Wednesday 18 March 2020

Monday 16 March 2020

Fwd: Country Fair

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From: Grenville Allen <>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 at 17:35
Subject: Re: Country Fair
To: Sarah Mcnulty <>

Aw. what a shame.

If anyone should drop out please get in touch.  We'll be happy to fill in at short notice.

Hopefully this virus won't force you to cancel anyway.  Fingers crossed for you 🤞


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Display In Salisbury

Display at the Royal Bath & West

On Mon, 16 Mar 2020 at 12:18, Sarah Mcnulty <> wrote:
Hi Grenville

Thank you so much for contacting us. Unfortunately all of our pitches for the Country Fair have been booked.

I do hope your apply again with us next year.

Best wishes

Sarah McNulty
Wedding & Events Manager
+44 (0)1308 424116 
Symondsbury Estate  

Friday 6 March 2020

Still haven't blotted my copybook it seems....

Hi there, Grenville, welcome to the Cygnet!
Thank you for getting back so promptly.....and for being as conscientious as this. Thank you too for filling the gap on 14th.

But we'd like to assure you this email was not really aimed at our lovely new artists!! This is truly an ongoing problem......and one which affects several much more long-standing artists than yourself. 
We are, in particular, giving those historical members a nudge to pull together, to wake them up so we can continue to maintain what we believe is a beautiful and creative space. To make them realise the Gallery doesn't run itself over the years, many seemingly think!

Well done. Your new unit looks lovely; vibrant, colourful and eye catching with a quirky tongue in cheek humour, the painting which made me chuckle aloud were the ducks/ geese "debating "!
I look forward to meeting you at some stage soon.....and once again, welcome to The Cygnet!
All the very best,
Cali (on behalf of all the Cygnet artists)