THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME WORLD WAR I 1916 WWI Commemoration Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

The battle of the Somme in 1916 was the bloodiest battle in British history with 58,000 casualties- third of these deaths-on the first day alone and over a million casualties on all sides when it finished on the 18th November 1916. The actual battle itself began on the 1st July 1916 at 7:30am with the […]

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THE NENE PARK TRUST FELTED BLANKET by Environmental Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill, Artisan Felter Eve Marshall and the people of Ferry Meadows Country Park

As part of my artist-in-residence post at Ferry Meadows Country Park creating art inspired by nature of the park we planned to create a stunning felted blanket of the wildlife of the park. The design of the blanket creates itself almost in my head which I then communicate to Eve with whom this is the […]

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Workshops with Charron

I hold several different types of workshops throughout the year depending on the projects I am working on at any time, these can include painting, felting and installations. I am also available for schools and groups to book workshops. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and prices. My VIP Expressive Creative Painting days […]

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THE QUEENSGATE SKY OF POPPIES-THE SYMBOLISM AND MEANING by WWI Commemoration and Nature Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

I met my husband 20 years ago in a beer tent whilst we both took part in the first English Heritage multi- period re-enactment event. I was in an English Civil War group and he was an officer in The Great War Society. My introduction to World War began although to be honest it was […]

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THE QUEENSGATE SKY OF POPPIES with WWI Commemoration Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill-The Inspiration and Free Workshops.

I am very excited to announce that I have been commissioned by Queensgate Shopping Centre Peterborough to create a major new art installation to commemorate the centenary of The Battle of The Somme in 1916. This installation will be in place from the 6th July until 13th November 2016 in North Square Queensgate Shopping Centre. […]

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THE LONELY ANZAC-A MAN FAR FROM HOME-His story and the art-Charron Pugsley-Hill

World War I was a global conflict that defined the 20th century and had long lasting profound effects on the worlds people, political ramifications and huge technological changes. It was a moment in time that was the violent forerunner of the modern world. Sergeant Thomas Hunter is THE LONELY ANZAC-A MAN FAR FROM HOME. He […]

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Creativity with furniture-How to Up-cycle or decoupage your Furniture-Peterborough Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

Creativity isn’t one thing-it can be many things to many people! If like me you are focusing on one type of art for the majority of your time it is good to take time out and experiment with other techniques or colours or ideas. If you have an old piece of furniture that is looking […]

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THE BLANKET OF POPPIES-Commemorating the Life, Work and Execution of British Nurse Edith Cavell in WWI

THE BLANKET OF POPPIES has been created by myself the artist Charron Pugsley-Hill, the artisan felter Eve Marshall and 49 ladies who made the stunning poppies that make up the blanket around the centrepiece of Britain and Belgium. I am not going to describe the blanket as it can be seen in all the amazing […]

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Edith Cavell and her Peterborough Story by artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

Edith Cavell was a British nurse who was executed in Brussels for helping allied soldiers escape from the occupying German army a hundred years ago in World War I. I am commemorating her life work and execution in THE BLANKET OF POPPIES-an artwork currently in progress-see my other blogs about this work.   EDITH CAVELL […]

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      This week in my Peterborough studio has been a bit crazy since THE BLANKET OF POPPIES hit the press-I sent out a press release to 4 places of which 3 took the story and then it made BBC NEWS ONLINE. This was fabulous as it meant that I have been contacted by […]

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