Events

TV Programme: Pollyanna Pickering Anniversary Special!

28 Aug, 2017

Date: 28th August  8.00am, 1.00pm 7.00pm

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Crafting Channel: Create and Craft

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Date: 28th August 8.00am, 1.00pm, 5.00pm

Channel: Create and Craft

August will mark the third anniversary of Pollyanna’s first appearance on Create and Craft TV! In 2013 Lynda Chapman (below) had what she describes as “not just a ‘light bulb’ moment – but a ‘chandelier’ moment” – the idea of bringing Pollyanna’s artwork to crafters.  The partnership has proved incredibly successful – and Lynda has put together a special package to celebrate this landmark series of shows. Pollyanna will working on brand new artwork live in the studio during three one hour shows

There will also be the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win a special prize!

Keep watching until the 31st August for more live shows featuring clips of interviews with Pollyanna, and lots more live craft demonstrations.

Watch at Sky 674 | Freeview 23 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 or live online at www.createandcraft.tv    – where you can also catch up on programmes you may have missed.

29th August times to be confirmed

8.00am : Pollyanna Pickering Four Day Deal : Featuring Pollyanna live in the Studio

1.00pm :Pollyanna Pickering Four Day Deal : Featuring Pollyanna live in the Studio

5.00pm : Pollyanna Pickering Four Day Deal : Featuring Pollyanna live in the Studio

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Live

28 Jul, 2017

Date: 28th August 8.00am, 1.00pm, 5.00pm

Channel: Create and Craft

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Live

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Details: Pollyanna will return to the Ideal World TV studios to showcase her brand new collection of Craft kits and DVDroms featuring her artwork.  Create and Craft is the UK’s only dedicated Crafting channel, much loved by viewers for providing inspiration – as well as innovative products – for craft projects of all kinds.

Pollyanna will appear live on three one hour shows to launch a brand new crafting product featuring her work exclusively on the Create and Craft channel – tune in to find out more!

Watch out for additional programmes(to be confirmed), which will include clips from Pollyanna’s earlier interviews, and more live demonstrations.

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748, and live online at www.createandcraft.tv

Pollyanna Pickering - Painting Demonstration

13 Jul, 2017

Venue : Patchings Art Gallery Oxton Road Calverton, Nottingham

Event : Painting Demonstration

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Details : Pollyanna is very pleased to have been invited to return as the guest celebrity artist on the first day of Patchings’ annual four day international art, craft and design festival which features over 200 exhibitors. She will have a selection of paintings on exhibition, and will be working on demonstration paintings throughout the day.

Pollyanna has a long standing association with Patchings Art centre, having staged several one man exhibitions in the gallery, as well as being a regular speaker, guest at the festival, and even filming part of her BBC documentary there!

Tickets cost £8.50 (including a festival brochure & parking) on the door (concessions £7.50) – but you can save £1.00 by booking in advance. Tickets can be purchased over the telephone 0115 965 3479 and from the Patchings online Shop – www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

There is ample parking at the gallery, and visitors can also enjoy lunch or a snack in Café Patchings.
“Enjoy a great day out amongst some
of the most creative people in Art, Craft and Design”

Talk : A Brush With Wildlife

5 Jul, 2017

Date : 5th July 7.30pm

Venue : Sheffield : Dore Methodist Church, High Street, Dore, Sheffield, S17 3GU

Details : Dore Garden Club are pleased to invite guests to join them for an evening with Pollyanna as she takes a light-hearted look at her life and work in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire.

Pollyanna’s work as a wildlife artist has always brought her into close contact with real birds and animals, and for fifteen years she ran a small sanctuary at her home to care for and rehabilitate injured wildlife. It was initially intended that she would care for owls, hawks, and falcons, but over the years she looked after many other birds and animals including foxes, squirrels hedgehogs and many more!

In A Brush with Wildlife she tells the heart warming and often amusing stories of just a few of the many hundreds of creatures that passed through her care, and of course shows a selection of the sketches and paintings for which she is so renowned.

Visitors are always welcome to the garden club meetings and pay £3 per event.

For further information contact Pauline Drissell by telephone: 0114 235 0800, or by email: Paulinedris@aol.com

Exhibition : Wonderful World

17 Jun, 2017 to 2 Jul, 2017

Date: 17th June – 2nd July 10.00am – 6.00pm
Venue : The Gallery Brookvale House Oaker Matlock Derbyshire DE4 2JJ (AA Signposted)

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Pollyanna is one of the only wildlife artists to have travelled to every one of the seven continents – as well as the high arctic – to study and paint her wild subjects from life.  This brand new collection of original paintings will celebrate thirty years of her expeditions into some of the most remote and inhospitable parts of the world, where she studies and paints endangered species in their increasingly fragile habitats. From her first safaris in Africa in 1986 to her most recent expeditions into the antipodes, Pollyanna has remained passionate about wildlife and equally passionate about the accurate interpretation of her subjects.

While surrounded by penguins on expedition in the Antarctic in 2014, Pollyanna realised that by sketching on what is often referred to as ‘The Final Continent’ she had now in fact painted on every continent in the world… except one! So in the winter of 2016 she packed her art materials and travelled down under to Australia.  Although she is honoured to hold the title of Global Ambassador to the Australian organisation Wildlife Warriors Pollyanna had never previously travelled to the country.  While there she visited iconic Uluru, trekked in to the bush to learn traditional aboriginal survival skills – but of course spent most of her time in the national parks sketching the unique wildlife – kangaroos, dingoes, adorable koalas, and even the penguin colonies on the south coast.  The paintings created following this journey will form the centrepiece of the World of Wildlife exhibition – along with over 40 new paintings inspired by her previous expeditions.  Pollyanna will be in the gallery throughout and will be pleased to chat about the paintings, and the journeys which inspired them.

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Two new limited edition prints will be exclusively launched during the exhibition.  Brand new card and papercrafting kits and printable DVDroms will also be available – as launched live on television in a series of regular and increasingly popular programmes featuring Pollyanna live on the Create and Craft channel!  Also on display throughout will be the latest additions to Pollyanna’s extensive ranges of greetings cards, fine art and limited edition prints, and a wide variety of gift ware featuring her work – including stationery, china mugs, cross stitch kits, signed sets of her postage stamps issued in Africa, and first day covers for the Royal Mail alongside an exclusive display of the latest selection of gift ware commissioned by Harrods. A sneak preview of next year’s charity Christmas cards will also be available.

A minimum of Ten Percent of all sales throughout the exhibition will be donated to worldwide conservation projects through the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation. Tea and coffee will be available throughout, and visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in Pollyanna’s Gardens.

Talk : Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

12 Jun, 2017

Date: 14th June 12.00 noon Talk: Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons
Venue: The Pavillion, Morley Hayes, main Road Morley, DE7 6DG

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Polyanna will be the guest speaker at a charity fundraiaisng Ladies Lunch for Children First (Derby).

Pollyanna will be pleased to present her most popular talk about her expedition into China to study and paint Giant Pandas. Accompanied by her daughter and business partner Anna-Louise, she travelled into one of the remotest areas of the Tibetan Borderlands in her quest to paint one of the most iconic and elusive of all animals. The two became the first western women ever to travel into an isolated mountain reserve, where they were lucky enough to be able to work in a small hospital for sick pandas, bringing them into remarkably close contact with one of the rarest animals on earth. This enchanting talk tells the story of their journey – from the hardships and frustrations to the lasting friendships made in this enigmatic and beautiful country, and shows the spectacular award-winning paintings which resulted from the trip.

Tickets £25.00, including a sparkingb reception drink, two course lunch, tea/coffee & mints.  Contact Gina Repton on 01332 341516 for further information or to book, or email gina.repton@childrenfirstderby.co.uk

Exhibition: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

27 May, 2017 to 4 Jun, 2017

Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester

Event: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

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Details: As a patron of the Wildlife Art Society International, Pollyanna will have four original works included in this exhibition showcasing the cream of wildlife art from around the world. A selection of Pollyanna’s cards prints and gift ware will be available throughout. Pollyanna is looking forward to attending on the final day to present the society’s annual awards – all are welcome!

As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations Pollyanna has also been invited to include work in an additional gallery at Nature in Art which will feature a special exhibition of work by TWASI society  founders and patrons.

Talk : Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

25 May, 2017

Venue : Retford : The Well, Hospital Road, Retford, Notts

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Details : Retford U3A have invited Pollyanna to share the story of what is probably both her most remarkable and most famous expedition.  She travelled into one of the most remote areas of the Tibetan borderlands in her quest to paint one of the most endangered of all animals – the giant panda. Here she lived and worked in a clinic for sick pandas – and had the opportunity to create some once in a lifetime sketches and paintings.

As well as the iconic giant pandas Pollyanna also sketched the adorable red pandas

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome Retford U3A’s  meetings. You will find a warm welcome and be able to find out who they are and what they do as well as enjoying Pollyanna’s talk.

Talk : A Brush with Wildlife

12 May, 2017

 Venue : Stourbridge : St. Saviour’s Church Hall 1 Park Road Hagley Stourbridge DY9 ONS

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Details : Hagley Art Club are pleased to invite guests to join them for an evening with Pollyanna. This local friendly club caters for everyone interested in painting and art whether as an active artist or otherwise, and for all skills and interests.

In this talk, Pollyanna takes a light-hearted look at her life and work in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire.

Pollyanna’s work as a wildlife artist has always brought her into close contact with real birds and animals, and for fifteen years she ran a small sanctuary at her home to care for and rehabilitate injured wildlife. It was initially intended that she would care for owls, hawks, and falcons, but over the years she looked after many other birds and animals including foxes, squirrels hedgehogs and many more!

In A Brush with Wildlife she tells the heart warming and often amusing stories of just a few of the many hundreds of creatures that passed through her care, and of course shows a selection of the sketches and paintings for which she is so renowned.

Entry fee £3 for non-members. No booking necessary. Refreshments available

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Live

30 Apr, 2017

Date: 30th April  4.00pm  7.00pm (TBC)

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Crafting

Channel: Create and Craft

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Details: Pollyanna is very excited to be retunring to the Create and Craft TV studios this for the launch of her brand new paper crafting collection – featuring her paintings of Family groups of big cats!

She will be appearing in the studio alongside demonstrator Lynda Chapman to talk about the real life animals which inspired her artwork, while working on a selection of paintings live on camera – and might even try her hand at card making on air!

The  one-hour specials will be broadcast at 4.00pm & 6.00pm – and look out for repeat showings after 10.00pm, as well as on the sister channel Craft Extra throughout the day.

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748, and live online at www.createandcraft.tv

Exhibition : The Association of Animal Artists

8 Apr, 2017 to 14 May, 2017

Date: 8th April – 14th May

Venue : Castle Park Arts Centre, Castle Park, Frodsham, Cheshire.

Exhibition : The Association of Animal Artists Exhibition

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Details : Pollyanna is pleased to include recent original artwork in The Association of Animal Artists fifth annual exhibition to be held in this charming gallery.

The exhibition encompasses three whole galleries, for AAA artists to fill with their depictions of animals in all mediums and styles, as they explore and enjoy their creativity. Set in beautiful parkland in the historic town of Frodsham, the Centre houses three galleries, craft units, and workshop rooms. The Gallery is open Monday- Saturday – 10.00am- 4.00pm and Sunday: 1pm to 4pm.

There is also a café serving tea, coffee and light lunches

Talk: Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons

31 Mar, 2017

Date: 31st March 2.15pm

Venue : Bakewell : Medway Centre New Street Bakewell Derbyshire DE45 1DY

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Details : If you have never seen it before, then don’t miss the opportunity to hear Pollyanna give her most famous – and most charming – talk about her landmark expedition into the borderlands of Tibet to study and paint Giant Pandas in the wild, at this event orangised by Bakewell U3A – part of their Meg Laird lecture series.

Accompanied by her daughter and business partner Anna-Louise, Pollyanna travelled into one of the remotest areas of the Tibetan Borderlands in her quest to paint one of the most iconic and elusive of all animals. The two became the first western women ever to travel into an isolated mountain reserve, where they were lucky enough to be able to work in a small hospital for sick pandas, bringing them into remarkably close contact with one of the rarest animals on earth. This enchanting talk tells the story of their journey – from the hardships and frustrations to the lasting friendships made in this enigmatic and beautiful country, and shows the spectacular award-winning paintings which resulted from the trip.

Guests £3.00 (including light refreshment) – Non-members are especially welcome, no booking required.

Event : Painting Demonstration at Crafting Live

25 Mar, 2017 to 26 Mar, 2017

Date : 25th & 26th March  10am – 4pm

Venue : Doncaster Racecourse Leger Way Doncaster DN2 6BB

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 Details : Pollyanna will be making a personal appearance on the  Creative Crafting World Stand  throughout this two day event – she will be working on a demonstration painting, and will be happy to chat about her work – and would love to see some of your finished craft projects featuring her paintings!  She will be signing copies of her books and calendars, and there will be a ‘pop-up’ exhibition of prints and paintings.

Look out for the TV specials on the Create and Craft channel featuring Pollyanna which will be broadcast live from the event – in front of a live studio audience! You could get to be part of the audience and watch some “crafty” celebrities demonstrate brand new products live. There may even be a chance to meet some of your favourite presenters after the show. You can also visit a vast range of exhibitors stocking stamps, dies, decoupage, fabric, ribbon and much more. You can stock up on all of your craft essentials, as well as finding inspiration from brand new products. Creative Crafting World will have special exclusive discounts on all of Pollyanna’s crafting DVDs and kits throughout the show. There are also refreshment options and areas to have a much needed sit down after all that shopping!

Tickets £5.00, Concessions £4.00 –  or book for both days and save 25%. Don’t forget, if you’re a Create and Craft Club member, you can save 25% on your tickets.

Concession tickets available for over 60s, students and registered disabled with their accompanying carers. Under 16s are free with an accompanying adult – no ticket required. Tickets are also available on the door. Doncaster Racecourse is a great venue with a variety of facilities including ample FREE parking, disabled car parking, disabled toilets, various food outlets, ramp access, lifts to all floors and cash machines.

Radio : Interview – The Wildlife 80’s Show (Voice FM

12 Mar, 2017

Date: 12th March 1 -3 pm

Station : Voice FM

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Details: Pollyanna will be a guest on the Willdife 80’s Show between 1 – 3pm, chatting to host Shelley Lozano about her recent expeditions, and conservation work. This is the UK’s only radio show dedicated to wildlife and conservation!

Listen live  Online At www.voicefmradio.co.uk

Or in the Southampton area tune to 103.9 FM

Talk : Temples Tigers and a Bear Called Polly : SOLD OUT

28 Feb, 2017

Date: 28th February 7.30pm

Venue : Hull : The Royal Suite, Mercure Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF

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Date: 28th February 7.30pm

Venue : Hull : The Royal Suite, Mercure Royal Hotel, Ferensway, Hull, HU1 3UF

Details : In 2017 the world’s finest artists are heading to Hull as part of the world-class UK City of Culture 2017 programme. This award is given every four years to a city that demonstrates the belief in the transformational power of culture.

Pollyanna is delighted to have been invited to take part as one of the speakers for the Hull Literary & Philosophical Society’s City of Culture season. Pollyanna will be sharing the wonderful story of the rescue of Polly Bear from the bile bear trade – and her subsequent journey through Vietnam and Thailand  to visit Polly in the Animals Asia sanctuary. The Hotel restaurant is open for a pre-lecture dinner from 6pm. Light meals, bar snacks and drinks are always available.

To find out more about membership of the society, or the possibility of attending the lecture as a guest visit

www.hull-litandphil.org.uk

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Live

27 Feb, 2017

Date: 27th February

Channel: Create and Craft

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Details: Join Pollyanna for three brand new live one hour programmes to showcase her latest crafting kits featuring her sketches of british willdife.

She will be appearing in the studio alongside demonstrator Lynda Chapman, painting live on camera and sharing anecdotes about the birds and animals which inspired the original artwork.  Viewers will also have the opportunity to win one of three signed copies of Pollyanna’s books.

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 674 | Freeview 23 | Freesat 813 | Virgin 748, and live online at www.createandcraft.tv

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Live

26 Feb, 2017

Date: 26th February Channel: Create and Craft
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Pollyanna will be live in the television studios for a one hour special Sunday show to launch her brand new papercrafting DVDrom – this time featuring her sketches of British Wildlife.

Pollyanna will be working on a painting live on air, and will be chatting to the presenters about the intrepid journeys which inspired each piece of artwork. She will also try her hand at making a card or craft project in front of the cameras- so watch out for another appearance on It’ll be Alright on the Night…..!

Watch at Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 or live online at www.createandcraft.tv

Talk : Temples Tigers and a Bear Called Polly : SOLD OUT

11 Feb, 2017

Date : 11th February 7.30pm

Venue : Parochial Hall, Waterfall Lane, Waterfall, Staffs, ST10 3HY

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Details: All are welcome to this talk, which is a fundraising cheese and wine evening organised by Waterfall W.I.

Join Pollyanna as she works hands on with tigers and elephants, and treks through remote jungles in Thailand and Vietnam in search of endangered species.

The highlight of Pollyanna’s journey – and this brand new talk – is a visit to a wonderful sanctuary in Vietnam which is now home to Polly, the Asiatic moonbear rescued by the Pollyanna Pickering Foundation. Hear Polly bear’s heart warming story, and meet some of the other residents of this special place, high in the cloud covered                         Tam Dao mountains.

Tickets £10 available from 01335 310266 or by emailing jmelville2168@byinternet.com

TV : Interview Channel Nine News (Australia)

28 Jan, 2017

Date: 28th January 6.00pm

Channel: Channel 9, Australia

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Details: While in Australia Pollyanna chatted to presenter Kate Collins (above left) from Channel Nine News about her work as a wildlife artist as well as discussing her expedition to Indonesia, orang utan conservation and  the widespread use of palm oil in everyday products – an issue which is currently under the spotlight in Australia.

TV : Interview – Channel Seven News (Australia)

27 Jan, 2017

Date: 27th January 6.00pm

Channel: Channel 9, Australia

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Details: Pollyanna took her sketch folder on location with a camera team from Channel Seven news (left) to talk about her journey through Australia to find and paint their native wildlife.