Talk: A Brush With Wildlife


Date : 5th July 7.30pm

Talk : A Brush With Wildlife

Venue : Sheffield : Dore Methodist Church, High Street, Dore, Sheffield, S17 3GU

Details : Dore Garden Club are pleased to invite guests to join them for an evening with Pollyanna as she takes a light-hearted look at her life and work in the beautiful Peak District of Derbyshire.

Pollyanna’s work as a wildlife artist has always brought her into close contact with real birds and animals, and for fifteen years she ran a small sanctuary at her home to care for and rehabilitate injured wildlife. It was initially intended that she would care for owls, hawks, and falcons, but over the years she looked after many other birds and animals including foxes, squirrels hedgehogs and many more!

In A Brush with Wildlife she tells the heart warming and often amusing stories of just a few of the many hundreds of creatures that passed through her care, and of course shows a selection of the sketches and paintings for which she is so renowned.

Visitors are always welcome to the garden club meetings and pay £3 per event.

For further information contact Pauline Drissell by telephone: 0114 235 0800, or by email:

Event : Painting Demonstration

Date : 13th July
Venue : Patchings Art Gallery Oxton Road Calverton, Nottingham

Event : Painting Demonstration


Details : Pollyanna is very pleased to have been invited to return as the guest celebrity artist on the first day of Patchings’ annual four day international art, craft and design festival which features over 200 exhibitors. She will have a selection of paintings on exhibition, and will be working on demonstration paintings throughout the day.

Pollyanna has a long standing association with Patchings Art centre, having staged several one man exhibitions in the gallery, as well as being a regular speaker, guest at the festival, and even filming part of her BBC documentary there!

Tickets cost £8.50 (including a festival brochure & parking) on the door (concessions £7.50) – but you can save £1.00 by booking in advance. Tickets can be purchased over the telephone 0115 965 3479 and from the Patchings online Shop –

There is ample parking at the gallery, and visitors can also enjoy lunch or a snack in Café Patchings.
“Enjoy a great day out amongst some
of the most creative people in Art, Craft and Design”

TV : Pollyanna Pickering Crafting

24th July.  Pollyanna’s new Papercrafting Kit & DVDrom will be a special feature on Create and Craft TV. Watch the live shows for craft demos and interviews with Pollyanna.


Details: Pollyanna will return to the Ideal World TV studios to join in the Create and Craft channels’ special birthday celebrations! Create and Craft is the UK’s only dedicated Crafting channel, much loved by viewers for providing inspiration – as well as innovative products – for craft projects of all kinds.
Pollyanna will appear live on three one hour shows to launch a brand new crafting product featuring her work exclusively on the Create and Craft channel – tune in to find out more!

She will be appearing in the studio alongside demonstrator Lynda Chapman to talk about the real animals which inspired her artwork, while working on a selection of paintings live on camera – and might even try her hand at card making live on air!

The three live one-hour specials will be broadcast at 8.00am, 12.00pm and 5.00pm – and look out for repeat showings after 8.00pm.

Watch out for additional programmes every day until the 29th July, which will include clips from Pollyanna’s earlier interviews, and more live demonstrations. Check the Create and Craft TV schedules for updates to programme times.

24th July times to be confirmed

8.00am : Pollyanna Pickering Four Day Deal : Featuring Pollyanna live in the Studio

1.00pm :Pollyanna Pickering Four Day Deal : Featuring Pollyanna live in the Studio

6.00pm : Pollyanna Pickering Four Day Deal : Featuring Pollyanna live in the Studio

Also look out for repeats of the Live shows every day after 8.00pm, and on the Craft Extra channel for a second chance to catch the interviews and demonstrations!

Watch Create and Craft on Sky 674 | Freeview 36 | Virgin 748 | Freesat 813 or live online at

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