Our first Sketchbook Club for adults!

Last night we had our first Sketchbook Club for adults at The Waffle Shack!

It was a very productive evening and everyone enjoyed learning something new at the workshop. We focussed on ‘seeing skills’ during the session, based on the book by Betty Edwards, called ‘Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain’.

Victoria Petchey, led the class by demonstrating and handing out examples of her own artwork, to show the process of how she creates her building themed illustrations. 

After drawing, inking and painting with watercolours it was time for waffles! Tracy cooked up a selection of her scrumptious waffles and crepes for those in the workshop, ranging from, Oreo crumble, Eton mess, Canadian cinnamon, choc banoffee, berry delight, lotus biscoff, zesty lemon and Bueno surprise!

Tickets are on sale for more Sketchbook Club workshops, but spaces are limited! 

Local collage artist, Hannah Tooke, will be hosting the next class and will be focussing on collage using hand painted papers. Her work is stunning and you can see more of her work here.

The Sketchbook Club in July is now fully booked, but don’t worry, we have more coming up and Hannah is back in October, click here to book.

Thank you to everyone who attended the first workshop and we look forward to seeing you at the next one!

Victoria and Tracy

‘WAMFEST’ Art Competition – under 18s

WAMfest is soon approaching, with the aim of showcasing the work of talented women in the arts and music.

To celebrate this amazing event, The Gallery Box is holding an open call for creatives, of all ages and different abilities, to enter their work into the exhibition for the month of September. The theme is ‘Women’ and more details can be found by clicking here.

ALSO… We are holding an art competition for under 18s! It’s free to enter and you can download the entry form here. Simply print the page, enter a drawing or painting into the empty frame and drop it into ‘The Gallery Box’, ‘The Waffle Shack’ or ‘Shore Coffee’, at Beach Street Felixstowe. Address: Beach Street Felixstowe, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, IP11 2GN.

We look forward to seeing what you create!

Download the entry form below:

Late Night Shopping

Opening Hours & Late Night Shopping

From Friday 18 December (tonight!) Beach Street Felixstowe will be having its first late night shopping event. Open from 5pm – 9pm.

We also have a raffle! The tenants at Beach Street have created a wonderful hamper that can be won by purchasing a strip of raffle tickets. Tickets are being sold by all of the Beach Street traders and all proceeds from ticket sales are being donated to the following three charities:

Level 2 Youth Project
Cancer Research UK
CLIC Sargent

For more details, please see posters below.


The Gallery Box officially opened on Friday 4 December 2020 and what a busy weekend it was! 

There is a wonderful array of artworks to purchase from local artists in store and here’s a list of who’s exhibiting their work this month:

Mikaela Rackham – Photographer
Joe Davey – Artist
Robert George – Painter
Louise Craigie – Abstract Painter
Rachael Marsh – Knitter
Thaksala Haylock – Typographer/Artist
Amy Marie Gladding – Photographer
The Codiwomplers – Willow Weaver
Felicity Knights – Embroiderer

For more details on their work, feel free to visit the gallery and see their beautiful artworks for yourself! You won’t be disappointed. 

Open Call – ‘My window’

As mentioned in the last newsletter, The Gallery Box is having it’s first open call exhibition in January 2021. The theme is ‘My window’ and there has already been a lot of interest from artists throughout East Anglia. 

This isn’t just a chance to display your work in a new and exciting art gallery, but to showcase your work alongside other local artists, feel part of an artistic community and sell your work, not to mention automatically be in with a chance of winning one month of exhibition space at The Gallery Box free of charge, or you could win £50 cash! 

Remember, places are limited for this open call so make sure you read all the details on the website and deliver your work/s on the first day of submission to avoid disapointment.

Delivery of artwork/s:
Saturday 2  – Sunday 3 January 2021, 10am – 4pm

Submission fee:
£10 per artwork submitted (cash only at time of submission), maximum of two artworks per artist

Size of work:
Strict size policy for submitted work/s. Artwork/photography/chosen medium, must fit within an 30cm square space (this does not include any additional frame you may choose to use). Sculpture or 3D works – 30cm square and will be exhibited on pre-existing shelving at The Gallery Box.

The Gallery Box, Beach Street, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2GN

Date of exhibition: 
Thursday 7 – 31 January 2021, Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.

Date of exhibition: 
Thursday 7 – Sunday 31 January 2021, 10am – 4pm, Thursday – Sunday

‘My window’

Competition prizes: 

  • ‘The Gallery’s Choice’ – Exhibit at The Gallery Box for one month free of charge
  • ‘The Public’s Choice’ – £50 cash prize

For all the details, click on the tab at the top of this page, ‘Open Call’ for all the details.