First anniversary bash should go with a bang
Gallery owner plans to hold a special event to mark a year of success
Marie Cavanagh, who owns Firedworks on Market Place, is holding a massive birthday party, including a raffle where all ticket sales go towards the Poppy Appeal.
Firedworks specialises in handmade items such as wall art and trinkets, using fused glass at the medium.
Previously an IT consultant for 20 years – a job which she still hasn’t given up fully – she decided to make the move to art to capitalise on her burgeoning creative ambitions.
She said: “I’ve always been creative, and when I was working full time I was making things as a hobby, and I just sort of built it up from there.
“I still do a bit of IT, I haven’t given it up full time yet. I’m not completely out of it.”
According to 42-year-old Miss Cavanagh, the past year has been a good one and her reception from villagers has been welcoming. “It’s been good,” she said. “Christmas last year was really, really busy, and since then it’s been steady.”
“I think people like it because it’s a bit different. I do commissions for customers as well, so that’s always interesting to people.”
From Wooburn Green, Miss Cavanagh is now gearing up for the big day, something which she admits has come around sooner than she thought.”
“[The past year] has come round really, really quick,” she said. “I’ve got lots of things on going on the day.
And added: “It’s good, yeah, but I’ve still got lots to do before then [Saturday], but I’m looking forward to it.”
Help Miss Cavanagh celebrate on Saturday from 11am until 5.30pm. There will be face painting for the children, sweets and treats from Hall’s Patisserie along with a number of discounted works and many other special events.