Susie and I have been buying Welsh art for the hotel for over 10 years now and we try to support our local artists as much as we can. It is not a quick and cheap thing to do – building up an art collection, but we feel it makes such a difference to see original art on the walls of the hotel. It is a world away from mass produced prints of The Grand Canal, and how relevant is that to a country house in Wales anyway? So I am delighted to help promote the Crickhowell Art Trail over the coming bank holiday weekend.
Under the co-ordination of the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre (CRiC) over 50 artists will be showcasing their work in 31 venues in Crickhowell and the surrounding country side. Explore the landscape and hopefully discover some wonderful art along the way. Entry to all the venues is free of charge. A comprehensive guide and map is available form the hotel and from the Information Centre in Crickhowell. Information on all of the artists taking part.
The art on show over the weekend will not just be paintings and drawings. There will be ceramics, sculpture, engraving, jewellery, glass works, carving, furniture, wood turning and textiles. Should be something for all tastes.
Pictures by Clare Whitehead & Kay Leverton
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.