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Ume (うめ) Photograph © Allison Mackenzie

SAKURA Newsletter - February 2021

sakura sakura sakura sakura 皆様お久しぶりです。お元気ですか。
Hello again everyone. We hope this message finds you well.

sakura Although lockdowns continue to be a necessary part of our lives at the moment, access to the creative arts and education continues to thrive, to a certain extent, through online viewing and interactive events. Please check our INFORMATION and LINKS page, introducing you to various artists & creatives, events, information & useful links. • SAKURA Information & Links

sakura Sakura - Onlne store on Etsy • SakurayaDesign on Etsy

© Images kindly provided © Allison Mackenzie
Designs & Images © Allison Mackenzie sakura Kev F Sutherland Comic Writer & Artist.
    Kev F's Comic Art Masterclass is for kids age 7 and older.
    After two hours they've created a comic together and Kev's drawn their caricatures. He's best known for The Beano and Marvel comics, and his classes are brilliant fun. Here are the Half Term Classes open to the public, all on Zoom:
© Image kindly provided © Kev F Sutherland
Image © Kev F Sutherland sakura Louise Collis Landscape Artist.

© Images kindly provided by Louise Collis
Paintings - Images © Louise Collis
    Louise Collis is a Welsh landscape painter with a love of colour and painting outdoors 'en plein air'. Although lockdown has limited her time spent in her Abergavenny studio, she is busy at home creating her 'daily lockdown paintings'.
sakura Jill Fanshawe Kato Ceramics inspired by nature.

© Images kindly provided © Jill Fanshawe Kato
Images © Jill Fanshawe Kato
    Jill Fanshawe Kato is a Japan-trained English potter inspired by nature. She is spending lockdown with her husband, writer and photo-journalist, Setsuo Kato MBE at their home in Devon, where she is making the most of her time working & painting for pleasure.
sakura Black Mountain Fabric in Abergavenny is still open for orders. Keep an eye on the black Mountain Fabric facebook page for newly arrived fabrics, special offers and bargains! • Black Mountain Fabric on Facebook

© Images kindly provided © Black Mountain Fabric
Image © Black Mountain Fabric
    Pre-arranged collection of orders from the shop is available, as well as local delivery and orders by post.
    Black Mountain Fabric • 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EW (01873 858827) • Black Mountain Fabric Website

sakura NASTA • Narrative & Storytelling in Archaeology

© Images kindly provided © NASTA
Images © NASTA
    NASTA is the first conference to be hosted by graduate students from ACASA at the University of Amsterdam on 29 April 2021. Providing a space to discuss narrative and storytelling in archaeology through a one-day virtual conference.

sakura Japan-UK Events Calendar:

sakura SAKURA Notebooks available ONLINE with ETSY:

sakura ...... Also available at certain outlets in the UK:

Photography © Allison_Mackenzie
Dancer • Maiko (s) • Waterfall - Images © Allison Mackenzie
    ***Please check with the outlets directly re: Covid Closures, Stock Availability & Workshops***

  • Black Mountain Fabric is a sewing & quilting shop in Abergavenny, selling a variety of fabrics, patterns, kits, haberdashery and gifts. Black Mountain Fabric also hold a number of workshops, and classes throughout the year.
    Black Mountain Fabric, 29 Cross Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EW
    • Black Mountain Fabric (on facebook)

  • Fizzyville A unique boutique within Abergavenny Market Hall offering upcycled, refurbished, vintage, antique and contemporary furniture and homeware, with a twist!
    Fizzyville, Abergavenny Market Hall, Abergavenny, NP7 5NP
    • Fizzyville (on facebook)

  • KimonoKimono is a treasure trove of Japanese vintage kimono and accessories as well as Chinese opera costumes.
    KimonoKimono, 13 Perry Road, Bristol BS1 5BG
    • KimonoKimono (on facebook)

  • Cardiff M.A.D.E at 41 Lochaber Street, Cardiff, showcases local designers and artists with exhibitions, performance and pop-up events. A place to meet and eat locally sourced food, coffee, fresh juices and cakes, it also offers an array of art and craft gifts and cards, original works and reproductions.
    Cardiff M.A.D.E, 41 Lochaber Street, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3LS
    • Cardiff M.A.D.E (on facebook)

  • The Riverfront - Glan Yr Afon (Newport) • The Riverfront
    The Riverfront Theatre and Arts Centre is a multi functional venue situated alongside the River Usk in Newport.
    The Riverfront, Kingsway, Newport NP20 1HG
    • The Riverfront (on facebook)

  • Cardiff Korean & Japanese Food Shop
    A specialist supplier of Korean, Japanese & Chinese food stuffs. Not only do they sell all the essential ingredients for East Asian cookery, they also sell imported beers and spirits. At the back of the shop you can find a display of beautiful crockery to give your dinner party the complete East Asian experience.
    CKJ Foods, 116 Woodville Road, Cathays, Cardiff CF24 4EE
    • CKJ (on facebook)

sakura Other Information:

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sakura FINALLY I would like to thank all of you who follow SAKURA online - on our website, Facebook, Twitter & Etsy. We sincerely wish good health and happiness to everyone.

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