Talk : A Brush with Wildlife

Date : 12th May 7.30pm
Venue : Stourbridge : St. Saviour’s Church Hall 1 Park Road Hagley Stourbridge DY9 ONS


Details : Hagley Art Club are pleased to invite guests to join them for an evening with Pollyanna. This local friendly club caters for everyone interested in painting and art whether as an active artist or otherwise, and for all skills and interests.

In this talk, Pollyanna 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.

Entry fee £3 for non-members. No booking necessary. Refreshments available

Talk: Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons


Date: 25th May 1.30pm

Venue : Retford : The Well, Hospital Road, Retford, Notts

Details : Retford U3A have invited Pollyanna to share the story of what is probably both her most remarkable and most famous expedition.  She travelled into one of the most remote areas of the Tibetan borderlands in her quest to paint one of the most endangered of all animals – the giant panda. Here she lived and worked in a clinic for sick pandas – and had the opportunity to create some once in a lifetime sketches and paintings.

As well as the iconic giant pandas Pollyanna also sketched the adorable red pandas (above)

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome Retford U3A’s  meetings. You will find a warm welcome and be able to find out who they are and what they do as well as enjoying Pollyanna’s talk.


Exhibition: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition

Date: 27th May – 4th June
Venue: Nature in Art, Twigworth, Gloucester

Event: International Wildlife Art Society Exhibition


Details: As a patron of the Wildlife Art Society International, Pollyanna will have four original works included in this exhibition showcasing the cream of wildlife art from around the world. A selection of Pollyanna’s cards prints and gift ware will be available throughout. Pollyanna is looking forward to attending on the final day to present the society’s annual awards – all are welcome!

As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations Pollyanna has also been invited to include work in an additional gallery at Nature in Art which will feature a special exhibition of work by TWASI society  founders and patrons.

TV : Pollyanna Pickering Crafting

*UPDATE* Change of Date!

Date: 1st May 9.00am, 5.00pm
Channel: Create and Craft

TV Programme : Pollyanna Pickering Crafting


Details: Pollyanna will return to the Ideal World TV studios to showcase her brand new collection ‘Wila At HeART’!  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 two 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!

Watch out for additional programmes(to be confirmed), which will include clips from Pollyanna’s earlier interviews, and more live demonstrations.

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

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