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Update from Pridden PR & Events

The Pridden of Pridden by Lindsay Madden

PRIDDEN PR & EVENTS was inaugurated just over a year ago. With a background in art PR and having established a charity Christmas fair at a stately home in North Yorkshire, alongside various other charity events, I decided to build on this experience and Pridden PR & Events was born. Throughout I have continued my curtain making and more recently cushion design. My love of fabrics, the arts, design and artisans, reflects in my client base.

It is often hard to promote oneself. (I struggle talking about my curtains and cushions!) I know the feeling, but also understand that a good product needs to be seen and heard. There are many undiscovered, talented people out there. I am lucky enough to work with some very talented people, not undiscovered, but who need to be seen by a wider audience.

I have given a brief summary of my clients below; I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I enjoy working for them.

'Chorus Line' by Lindsay Madden

Lindsay Madden's work explores, through painting, the use of objects and photographs, the theme of childhood and growing up. Lindsay predominantly paints on vintage rulers but also paints on vintage chalk boards. I am the proud owner of the most amazing portrait of my three children by Lindsay (shown at the beginning of this blog).

Lindsay is involved with the Stars on Canvas campaign raising money for the Willow Foundation creating a beautiful oil on canvas titled, 'Head in the Clouds. Over at the Discerning Eye Exhibition in the Mall Galleries 'On Balance' sold on the first day! This is the second year running Lindsay has been nominated to participate at this exhibition. In December the Hawthorn Gallery (Cheshire) will be holding a solo exhibition for Lindsay. It’s hard to keep up with her, she’s constantly being selected for exhibitions, competitions and commissions!

Susan works primarily in watercolour, using photography and life drawings to explore the themes of character and movement. Having worked in animation Susan's experience is captured in the exceptional detail and energy in her subjects, giving a sense of reality. Susan's work ranges from sporting art to portraiture, as well as, a wide selection of illustrated cards and notelets (which can be personalised).

On Saturday 26th November, Susan will be exhibiting at a fair in the Milton Rooms, Malton in aid of Malton CIC (Community Interest Company) and on Friday 2nd December will be at The Pheasant Hotel shopping event in aid of the NSPCC

Lotte Inch runs and curates her gallery to perfection. Every three months or so, the exhibition changes and a new collection of interesting artist(s) are revealed; I find it an education going into the gallery, I am also a fiend for an illustrated card and the selection is wonderful (the ‘Just a Card’ campaign is spot on, if everyone brought ‘just a card' every time they walked into a gallery, more smaller galleries might have more chance of survival. Whether that card is sent to someone or in my case, is displayed in our house, it’s advertising the artist, thus, perhaps leading, in time to a purchase of a picture).

Lotte's current exhibition, Sea:Land features paintings, drawings and mixed media works from Yorkshire based artists Steve Williams and Jean Duncan, Scottish artist Finlay Coupar and Nottingham based Laine Tomkinson; this exhibition depicts, distorts and challenges the physical environment around us and how we choose to observe it. I can vouch that this is well worth a visit.

Lotte has some exciting exhibitions lined up for 2017, keep in touch with new exhibitions and in the meantime, click here for events being held at the gallery in November & December.

Duncombe Park is one of Yorkshire's foremost historic houses and estates, and home to the Duncombe family.

Duncombe Park offers itself as a wedding venue. Set in stunning 18th century landscaped gardens and surrounded by 450 acres of rolling parkland, weddings held at Duncombe Park are very special. Exchange your vows in an atmosphere of warmth and timeless grandeur in the classical splendour of the Stone Hall. For further information on weddings please click here.

There are various events held throughout the year in the park, such as Country Shows, a point-to-point, steam engine show, etc. the highlight this week has been the Duncombe Park NSPCC Christmas Fair which has relocated to Duncombe Park. An amazing opportunity to see in the house which is not usually open to the public.

A unique family business established in 1884, in the heart of the historic market town of Malton, North Yorkshire. The canvas range of products are handmade and finished in their workshop.

The Woodall range of canvas bags have evolved over many years, manufactured initially as vital carriers for a bygone age. The modern version comes in a selection of vibrant colours (shown right) made from the same 100% cotton canvas, incorporating the Woodall vintage stencil; made with passion and artisan appeal. Bespoke canvas bags.

'Woodall's' as us locals call it, is a unique shop, a treasure trove of everything useful from a needle and thread to tanned *reindeer skin rugs , they even make coats for sheep!

*obtained and exported legally in accordance with the Swedish law and are not listed in the CITIES (Convention of International Trade Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

A visit to Woodall's is a wonderful experience and I can guarantee you won't come out empty handed!

Photojournalist, Kate Holt has recently given a talk on the Legacy of British involvement in Afghanistan held at the Army & Navy Club on Pall Mall on behalf of the National Army Museum. Unable to attend myself, I am hoping to find Kate a venue in North Yorkshire for Kate to repeat the talk so us northerns can listen and learn of Kate's experiences as a photojournalist in war zones. Watch this space!

Last but not least, a very exciting pop-up shop will take place on Tuesday 6th (6-9pm) and Wednesday 7th (10am- 5pm) December by kind permission of Ally von Westonholz of

AVWAntiques. STELLA CUSHIONS (made by me!) and Chloe Lamb of Counting Lambs will be selling cushions, silk eiderdowns, eye masks & pillows amongst the wonderfully eclectic selection of antiques & taxidermy for sale in the shop. We will have a few Alice & Astrid silk dressing gowns on show from the new Alice & Astrid collection. I will also be selling illustrated cards on behalf of Lindsay Madden and Susan Brunskill one can never have enough cards in my opinion!

This event is in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital. For further information click here

Hope you've enjoyed my blog and if you would like further details on any of my clients or the pop-up shop, please do not hesitate to contact me:

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