Made in Burton Green

Warwickshire Open Studios marks its 14th Anniversary this year, with a series of events from 28 June to Sunday 13 July, the nearest of which takes place in Burton Green next weekend (from Saturday 28th to Sunday 29th June 2014).  It has grown to become the biggest exhibition of unique and original art and craft with over 320 artists and makers in 144 venues in and around the towns and villages of our leafy county.


From painting to printmaking and photography, there’s lots on offer for every taste and budget. Entry is free to all venues. You can speak to artists and makers to find out more about their craft with many offering demonstrations and workshops.


‘Made in Burton Green 2014’ is a community arts project that celebrates arts and crafts in the local community and showcases the creative talents of residents, with the outdoor exhibits remaining in situ until 13 July.


This year’s event will incorporate an exhibition, a scarecrow competition and yarn-bombing, and visitors can enjoy them all with a short circular walk taking in the Kenilworth Greenway and the National Grid Wood.


The exhibition at Burton Green Village Hall will feature photography, painting, ceramics, jewellery and textiles, with craft demonstrations and opportunities to purchase works and to talk to the artists.


Opening times:

• 2pm to 6pm on Saturday 28th

• 10am to 5pm on Sunday 29th


Refreshments and home-baked cakes will be available, as well as a licenced bar.


The Village Choir will be taking part at 4pm on the Sunday 29th


New this year is the “yarn-bombing” community art project exhibited in the woodland alongside the footpath between Hodgetts Lane and the sub-station gate onto the Greeenway. Also known as “guerrilla knitting”, this is a fast-growing community art form which inspires and delights all those involved and those who come to view it.  Local community groups and schools have also contributed to this community project so come and see what’s going on in the woods!


For more information about Made in Burton Green and other events please visit the Warwickshire Open Studios website




Future Colour Creative (design agency)


With over 29 years experience, Future Colour Creative design agency situated in Balsall Common can be found at the home of Berkswell Cricket Club on Meeting House Lane.

Future Colour delivers high quality projects in print and online for small companies and start-ups through to multi-national organisations.


Richard Julian
Future Colour Creative
First Floor Studio
The Lant Community & Sports Ground
Meeting House Lane
Balsall Common


Tel: 01676 535706


“Has delivered a number of jobs for us to a very high standard, going beyond the call of duty to help us over the line with our recent handbook project. We can highly recommend Richard Julian at Future Colour” Berkswell Cricket Club




Community Credentials

Richard Julian of Future Colour Creative has generously supported numerous local non-profit organisations, that includes services donated to Balsall Common Festival, Berkswell Cricket Club and Imba House Charity, to name a few. Richard was the creative force behind Balsall Common Festival’s range of logos used to promote the event throughout 2014.




Balsall Common Festival Fun Run
Balsall Common Festival Fun Run

Dorridge Music School

Imagine being able to play your favourite music beautifully. Interested in learning how? Come and enjoy the very best in musical tuition at Dorridge Music School, which caters for students from beginners through to Diploma level, working with children and adults aged 4 years and upwards.

Learn music in a relaxed and fun environment with the best experienced tutors who adapt to individual learning styles to bring out the best in everyone.

Learning opportunities include:

• London College of Music Examination Centre
• Keyboard, Organ, Piano
• Guitar; Electric, Acoustic, Bass, Classical
• Flute, Saxophone, Clarinet, Trumpet
• Violin
• Drums
• Vocals
• Musical Theatre
• Crotchet Club 4-5 Yrs. ‘fun’ 1/2 hr session
• Group and Private Lessons 7 days a week

Dorridge Music School is the largest independent music school in the country, working with over 500 students each week.

2010 saw the school celebrate its’ 25th Anniversary.

There are exciting NEW courses being delivered all the time available with lots of choice for students keen on climbing the musical ladder.

Annual Showcase

The school performs an annual concert at the Symphony Hall in Birmingham, giving pupils the opportunity have to share with their friends, families, colleagues and other pupils what they have achieved throughout the year.

For children younger than 4yrs, Dorridge Music School knowle works in association with ‘Rhythm Time’ a stimulating and fun programme for Pre-School Children.

Contact us now for the very best in music education for young children through to adults of any age, 7 days a week!

Tel: 01564 772 831

Greville Court
The High Street