Copper Beech Gallery finds a new home in Hitchin Town Centre
3rd May 2014
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Artist Fran Hale and her business partner Val Cansick have today officially opened in new premises on Churchgate, bringing a little beauty and creativity to the shopping arcade.

"We're exhibiting all local artists," Fran told me this morning. "And we have a queue of others who want to join us."

So, if you're looking for local art and a good cup of tea, stop in to the Copper Beech Gallery, halfway down the Churchgate arcade. The successful gallery that's just moved from its home in Little Wymondley into the town centre was bustling already this morning as it opened its doors for the first time.

"We'll be offering art classes in a few weeks, with our own teaching studio nearing completion upstairs," said Val.

In fact, this is not just local art, it's beautiful pieces which happen to have been created by local people. Any of it stands up alongside the wider art community.

There's paintings and scuptures to grace any home and buy a special piece as a gift or for your own home and you'll be helping support our thriving artistic community.

The shop is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 10am to 2pm on Sunday. It's worth a visit. To find out more, go to

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