SAT events 2016


Sophie Nixon Clarke ‘City Scenes and Petro; Stations’. Serendipitea venue U.

Jen Orpin Solo show ‘Highland Plains’. Bianco’s venue T.

#PAINTINGFORCHARITY Auction Minikin venue C

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These are our some of the final framed pieces from a selection of the artists from Sale Arts Trail. On Monday 4th July we had a #paintingforcharity evening where artists and volunteers painted a ceramic tile each aided by prosecco and cake! The tiles now framed will be auctioned by sealed bids this weekend at Minikin with all proceeds going to the Beechwood Cancer Care entre in Stockport
So if you would like a unique piece of art then come & see these pieces then place your bids over the Sale Arts Trail weekend. 🎨

LIVE MURAL PAINTING with John Hamilton

Bean and Brush venue R

Artist John Hamilton will paint a mural live over the Sale Arts Trail weekend at Bean and Brush on Hayfield Street.

‘I will be painting a mural at the Bean and Brush Family Cafe during the Sale Art Trail weekend on 9th and 10th July. Come along and say hello and watch me paint the wall! There will also be a competition to decorate a lizard – the best five will be painted onto the wall as a permanent part of the mural. To enter the competition pick up a colouring sheet from the Bean and Brush and hand it back in by Friday 8 July’.

TRAFFORD WOODCUTTERS venue S Hayfield Street

Come along and meet the Trafford Woodcutters and watch live woodworking demonstrations and have the opportunity to buy some of their products.

Saturday 9th 10-5pm & Sunday 10th July 10-4pm


*Inari Johnson will be producing a charcoal drawing live at the trail. Masonic Hall venue A

*Lucy Cutler will be making wirework pieces. Masonic Hall venue A

*Dave draws doodles at the Masonic Hall Saturday only. Masonic Hall venue A.

*Bronwen Simpson demonstrates hat blocking. Masonic Hall venue A.

*Watch Rebecca Lawley and her silversmithing skills. Mitch Canvas venue E.

*Sylvia Glover will demonstrate ceramics on the wheel. Sylvia Glover venue G.

*Watch Juliette Hamilton willow weaving. Sophie Nixon venue J.

*Watch stone carver Nick Roberson at work. Nick Roberson venue K.

*Sarah Malone will demonstrate ceramics on the wheel. Sarah Malone venue M.

Drop in workshop at MINIKIN. All day.





Urban Sketchers ( is a nonprofit worldwide organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. Urban sketchers activity is defined through a manifesto as follows: Drawing is done on location, inside or out capturing what we see from direct observation. Our drawings tell the story of our surroundings, the places we live and where we travel. Our drawings are a record of time and place. We are truthful to the scenes we witness. We use any kind of media and cherish our individual styles. We support each other and draw together. We share our drawings online. We show the world, one drawing at a time.

Manchester Urban Sketchers (@MCR_UrbanSketch) was founded by Simone Ridyard and has sketching meet ups every few weeks. We draw in and around Greater Manchester and post our drawings on line. This year a group of Manchester Urban Sketchers, coordinated by Liz Ackerley are pleased to visit the Sale Arts Trail on Sunday 10th July. We will be drawing in and around the venues, sharing our drawings on our Manchester Urban Sketchers Facebook group and on social media. Thank you so much for the invitation!

Liz Ackerley

Reportage Illustrator and Urban Sketcher