Posted 11th June 2013
Watts Contemporary Gallery
On Tuesday 4 June, BBC Radio presenter, writer and comedian Sandi Toksvig offically opened the newly extended Tea Shop at Watts Gallery. Sandi is a regular visitor to Watts Gallery and has been a devout user of the Tea Shop.
The Tea Shop can now seat 60 people (previously 45) and, by opening up the Old Kiln space, now offers a dedicated space for group bookings of up to 50 people. This will enable the Gallery to provide presentation and catering space for groups including NADFAS, U3A, special interest groups and school parties. The space is also available for private hire by groups and companies seeking a self-contained, attractive venue for events, lectures, talks or parties.
Watts Gallery’s Director, Perdita Hunt, said: “I would like to thank Sandi for officially opening the extended Tea Shop at Watts Gallery. We are thrilled that Sandi is able to join us and very much look forward to celebrating on Tuesday. We continue to be immensely grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund.”
“Sincere thanks also must go to our neighbours and visitors for their patience and understanding whilst these building works were underway, and to Watts Gallery’s dedicated staff, who worked on tirelessly often in challenging conditions during one of the worst winters on record.”
“We are delighted that the Tea Shop at Watts Gallery can now offer its menu of seasonal food sourced as locally as possible, made on the premises and served by friendly staff, to many more - walkers, cyclists, the local community, gallery visitors and chapel goers.”