New art for 2018

We have new art on display in our community room. Do pop in and see the work at any time that the Chapel is open, so on Wednesday mornings or before and after a service. Details of the artists:

Claire Thompson, aka Eyeseethingsdifferently is our artist in residence at the Chapel.

At the beginning of 2018 I decided to undertake an artistic challenge of completing a page in my sketchbook everyday.
The challenge allowed me to experiment with different mediums and different ways of working.
I intuitively decided to break each page into 4 smaller squares and stick to a limited colour palette of 2/3 colours.
Whilst experimenting with different mediums, I picked up my watercolour paints and the subsequent sketchbook pages that followed seemed to flow easily from my brush.
Nature is and always will be a huge source of inspiration to me and whilst I was undertaking the challenge I was intuitively thinking of new life, hidden growth and what happens to our natural world during the Winter months.
The ‘Grow’ series is my intuitive response to the start of a new year and how you can develop and ‘Grow’ by stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying something new.

Eyeseethingsdifferently on Facebook / Instagram.

Eco-Wind Publishing is an illustration partnership between Architect / Sailor Chris Page and Animator / Perspectivist Amber Young.

Our combined passion for visual storytelling first ignited with the realisation that we could bring people back in time using digital apps when in 2009 we realised that were lucky to be at an amazing period in time when you could interact with another person through an application on a phone at any single point in time to provide them with new information wherever they may be. Never before had a product allowed a viewer to experience events true-to-timescale in such a manner than we were able to achieve with the technology of notifications within smartphones. We created our own art form called ‘iPT-A’ or ‘i-Push Time-Alternation’ to explore historic events and magical sporting spectacles from the past century in true to time, 1st person illustrated accounts.

During research to create the applications and their companion books, we begun to accumulate a substantial body of visual work and our two individual styles gradually converged into one playful, colourful aesthetic that we have utilised in each of our projects to date, initially starting work traditionally with hand drawn pen to paper illustration before moving into inks, watercolours and digital to complete the imagery. There is always a keen desire to retain the essence of being in the moment with retained freehand speed lines, raw edged borders, freehand text and sometimes jotted annotation.

Portrayals of the trackside at Le Mans, being in the pilots seat during the Schneider Trophy Races, at the launch site of a manned rocket, or on the waves alongside a C-Class Catamaran, by keeping our work looking slightly sketchy it helps feel like the drawings have been completed in the moment of these events.

We hope that our illustrations inspires onlookers to stay curious and look to building a better future by experiencing the past in as close to the road accounts as possible.

Prints can be bought via the Eco-wind website.

Pop-up day care

Pop-up day care sessions are for the elderly and their carers, every Thursday in our downstairs community room, 10am until 12. Each week there will be a different activity for you to enjoy. There is no charge but any small donation towards refreshments and heating will be welcome.

The room is toasty warm! There is parking opposite the church, and blue badge holders are free.

We look forward to welcoming you!
Paul Takawira and Heather x

Mindfulness service

A new event at the Chapel: a Mindfulness Service:

Christian mindfulness services allow us to carve out time from our busy schedules and help us to connect with God in a calm and relaxed environment. Each session will have its own flavour but all will have a peaceful space for you to unwind and be given opportunity to release anything that hinders you, be it anxiety or stressful feelings. Christian Mindfulness is unique in that you will be able to not only become aware of what you carry and be able to acknowledge that but to have the freedom to exchange any negativity with the One who is Peace, Father God. Each session will create a place of peace in His presence and will assist you into an encounter with God, in a very gentle way.

Next one: 25th February. Doors open at 7pm for refreshments, 7.15pm start.

Gospel Vespers

The Gospel Vespers service at the Fishermen’s Chapel is an informal service including traditional gospel music from the Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir, along with readings and reflections. We often have the Monday Singers contributing too. Everyone is welcome.

Our next Gospel Vespers services are 14 January and 11 February, and every second Sunday of the month at 7.30pm. Refreshments are served from 7.

We’ve had some great services so far – guests have included Michael Glaysher in May, and The Monday Singers for several months, both of whom were brilliant.

You can still join the choir too – come along on a Tuesday, 7-8pm in the community room.

We’re open for coffee on Wednesdays

Chapel coffee

The Fishermen’s Chapel is open for coffee every Wednesday from 10 until 12. We start again on January 3rd!

We serve fresh coffee, all kinds of interesting teas, and cakes, all for a donation. Everyone is welcome. We particularly enjoy meeting local artists and independents, so do come along and bring some work to show us, and / or a card, and we’ll post a link to you on our Facebook page (which is a good place to find coffee morning and Chapel updates).

The Chapel also wants to encourage people who may need company or some one to talk to to feel welcome here. Perhaps some of you could bring a neighbour or someone you know who would like to come out for coffee? We look forward to seeing you!

Music Adventures for 2-4 year olds

Music Adventures for 2-4 year olds.

Next events: 29 January and 12 February, 2 – 2.45pm (click for Facebook events and all details). Also a class for older children on 12 February. See the Facebook event page here.

Today is all about beats and counting. Whip up a storm with the rainstick and thunderbox and let’s all head down to the rainforest, where we will jump and croak like treefrogs and catch flies on our ‘tongues’. Then we will form a regiment of army ants, marching and drumming our way round the room. We will then try some bird sounds using occarinas.
Of course there will be plenty of time for singing, dancing, and jamming with the instrument box.

£6 per child by bank transfer or paypal, please book in advance. crayonrockrecords@gmail.com for booking or more info (including bank transfer details).

Music Adventures is a new fun and inclusive music group for 2-4 year olds. The children will learn about creating and appreciating music through pretend play and movement, and every session will include an introduction to a new instrument (whereever hygenic and safe the children will be allowed to handle and play the main instrument). There will be dancing, plenty of time to play a wide range of real instruments and a trip on the magic carpet to a new theme each session.

Early musical education helps with all areas of life, in particular listening, turn taking, counting, sharing, body awareness, co-ordination, concentration, confidence and self expression. However this is not a classroom situation! We will be being very silly and loud. There will be no wrong answers and the sessions will evolve to suit the character and experience of the children present. Music is a social and joyous thing and this is the main message I wish to pass on.

Payment will be on a session by session basis, not by term, so if your child finds they do not enjoy it or if you would just like to explore their favourite themes there is no pressure or extra cost. I do request advance booking, to control class size.

Children with extra needs are welcomed and the age range is a recommendation, not a rule. This venue is downstairs and we can open the fire doors for wheelchair access. This session will involve drumming and thundery noises, although they shouldn’t be excessively loud. Please let me know when paying if there is anything special which will make it easier for your child to take part.

The latest Facebook event links are here: Crayon Rock Music

The Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir

Looking for something different to do this year? Why not join our new Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir, singing traditional gospel music at the Chapel? Rehearsals will be every Tuesday evening in the downstairs room, 7-8pm. Contact Heather for more details, 07879 232231. There is a new Facebook page for the Gospel Choir here: Fishermen’s Chapel Gospel Choir – Facebook.

We have plans for a new monthly ‘Gospel Vespers’ service from Easter – details to be announced when the choir is up and running.

Come and join in – activities for 2017

Happy New Year from the Fishermen’s Chapel. Here is a list of regular activities for 2017:

Daisy Bowlers fund raising concerts, on the first Friday of each month, 2pm – 4pm, free to attend, collection for a nominated charity.

Wednesday mornings coffee and cakes, 10.00am – 12.00pm, networking opportunity for local entrepreneurs, meeting point for the art and music community, socialising for mum’s, kids and the grey community, re-starting 4th January 2017

Cockleshell Chorus, every Tuesday evening, 8.00pm – 9.30pm. Currently only space for additional male voices, re-starting 10th January 2017, see; http://heathernyjazz.wixsite.com/waterside-choirs/about_us

Gospel Choir – new venture, rehearsing every Tuesday evening 7pm – 8pm, starting 10th January 2017, contact Heather 07879 232231

The Craft Club Yarnbombers – meet 3rd Thursday of each month, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, contact thecraftclubyarnbombers [at] gmail.com

Paul’s Studio photography training sessions, Sundays 26th February, 21st May & 3rd September for ‘Introduction to Photography’ + 11th June & 3rd September for ‘Childrens Portrait Photography’, see charges & full details at http://www.paulsstudio.co.uk/photography-training/

Musical Improvisers Workshops – from 8.00pm on the last Thursday of each month, next session 26th January 2017, contact j9hannon [at] hotmail.com + various concerts through the year

Ellie Petal’s ‘Yoga for Beginners’ – every Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.30pm, contact Ellie 07817 992217

Musical Stories live 10.30-12, Thursday 16 February 2017, £10 per child for families with children aged 2-5 years. To book contact Katharine – 07941 374587, katharine [at] kplife.co.uk

Sunday morning communion services – first Sunday in the month at 9.30am

Sunday morning worship/Parades with the 3rd Chalkwell Bay Scouts, 11.00am on 3rd Sunday each month – check our web site for details

Sunday evening ‘Gospel Vespers’ – details to be announced when choir tuned up – ‘like’ us on Facebook @thefishermenschapel to keep informed