Johnsons just misses out on top award
Painting sessions set to take place at gallery in town
TWO watercolour painting sessions will be taking place at the Ten2 Gallery this winter.
Artists can join Rose Allinson as she takes a look at some of the watercolour basics such as laying down a wash before moving on to create skies and sunsets with an array of colours.
The class will also look at how watercolours behave allowing guests to experiment with patterns.
Guests can expect to create a number of small landscapes which will then be assembled into a finished montage.
The first class will take place on Tuesday December 4 from 1.30pm to 3.30pm and the second from the same time on Tuesday December 11.
The cost of the class will be £25 and attendees must bring along with them a number 12 nylon brush, a flat brush and if possible, watercolours - however some will be available to borrow.
To book your place on the Watercolour Skies and Nine Landscapes class call the Gallery on 01455 636339 or visit the shop at 102 Castle Street. A FAMILY owned Hinckley ladies clothing and lingerie shop has been commended for its range of excellent goods and customer service at an awards ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament.
Johnsons, having received many achievements over the last several decades since it first started trading in 1947, was recently shortlisted in the running to be named Britain’s Best Small Shop of 2018, much to owner Gayner Johnson’s surprise.
After being listed in the top 25 independent businesses across the UK, Gayner alongside her daughter Amy Daminet and sales advisor Joanne Congdon, travelled to London to attend a reception where the finals were taking place.
“We felt overwhelmed and delighted to reach the last 25, we had a wonderful day in London,” says Gayner.
“It was a very good reception at the Houses of Parliament Terrace overlooking the River Thames and it was lovely to meet the other finalist retailers.”
Although Johnsons didn’t come away with the top prize, the Hinckley business did receive a commendation congratulating Gayner and her family for the 70 plus years of service that they have given to the expanding town centre.
“All the independent shops attending the final from bookshops, records and gifts to toys and bakeries, deserved to be there and it is heartening to see that independent shops in the UK are still thriving like all the splendid independents in Hinckley,” Gayner adds.
“These are the type of shops which attract visitors to a town for the variety of goods on offer and excellent customer service.”
Johnsons is open from 9am till 5pm and can be found at 60 Castle Street, Hinckley.
Gayner Johnson and her daughter Amy Daminet down in London at the Houses of Parliament for the Best Small Shop in Britain 2018 awards, representing their family-owned business Johnsons on Hinckley’s Castle Street