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Tel: 01234 240730 
Email: info@afterglow-originals.com 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
Tel: 01234 240730 
Email: info@afterglow-originals.com 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
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Posts tagged “Olney”

Our risk assessment carried out before re-opening Afterglow in accordance with Government guidance. 
Unfortunately the shop is currently closed because of the Coronavirus crisis. We are exploring new ways of keeping our business going during the lockdown. 
March started well for Afterglow but by the middle of the month the writing was on the wall. Footfall had shrunk, as had our sales, and I was nervous about the shop having so many little things which are tempting to touch - not good in a pandemic! 
So on Mother's Day I sadly took the decision to shut temporarily alongside many other shops in Olney. The following day, the Government made it official for all non-essential shops to close anyway. 
Three weeks into lockdown, I have photographed thousands of items of our stock and am in the process of building a online shop within our website, with the help of Steve Axtell, my local itseeze consultant. 
All our designers and traders will be represented in the webshop so please drop by and visit - it is just a click away! We hope to bring some handmade and vintage cheer into your lives. Thank you! 
An artist who creates pictures from waste materials has joined Afterglow. Danielle Vaughan has had numerous radio and TV appearances with her unique portraits attracting nationwide attention. 
In 2018 she appeared on Sky Television's Portrait Artist of the Year with her sitter Noel Fielding selecting her portrait to take home. 
Now her distinctive work is available at Afterglow including portraits of well-known faces plus landscapes and animals in a range of original pieces, mounted prints and cards. 
Danielle, from Leicestershire, describes herself as a mixed media forager who divides her time between her studio and running workshops. Her unique style is already proving popular at our shop in Olney. 
Artist and Olney resident Michelle Turner-Davidson is another local talent to join Afterglow. 
Michelle, a former dancer, is back at her easel after a gap of nearly 30 years. 
Now working mainly in acrylic and with a natural affinity for the figurative, prints from her original artwork are available, together with a range of gifts - cushions, mugs, cards and more. 
Says Michelle: "I picked up my paintbrush again in January 2017 and I'm loving it. You'll frequently find me painting at home in the kitchen, in a local cafe or with the wonderful Emberton artists." 
For more information on the designers to be found at Afterglow, please visit our Artisans page. 
For a small market town, Olney has many claims to fame. One of these is the Pancake Race, an event steeped in history and becoming more popular every year. 
No one is quite certain how the world famous race originated. The favourite story tells of a harassed housewife, hearing the shriving bell, dashing to the Church still clutching her frying pan containing a pancake. 
The first actual race is believed to have run in 1445, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, and the whole day was given over to a festival of celebration, pranks and pastimes. 
A new year, new designers in the shop and a new laptop for my blog!  
Getting a new website is a big commitment, both in terms of investment and the need to update it regularly. I use my iPad every day in the shop, as it's so easy to carry around, take photos, write emails and update Facebook and Instagram, but sadly it just doesn't work for my website, which is a bit more complex. Result - I have now purchased a new laptop and hope to be able to update the website more regularly. As you can see it's working well as my Happy New Year post is just scraping in before the end of January... 
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