Painswick restaurant host Arty Party

October 10, 2017

Art is food for the soul and St Michaels Bistro in partnership with Anthony Lewis-Churchill will be holding an auction on 18th October from 7pm in support of both local artists and to raise money for Painswick Recreation Ground Trust.

(Left) Magda Black Owner of St Michaels Bistro swapping her whisk for a paint brush standing next to (right) Anthony Lewis Churchill swapping his paintbrush for a whisk.

Magda Black, Proprietor of St Michaels Bistro, said:

Art is very much part of St Michaels heritage, my husband and I, Chef Matt Black, are from artistic families and grew up surrounded by inspiring art. It seemed only natural that we approached Anthony Lewis-Churchill who was one of the artists involved in the incredibly successful ‘ArtBurst Painswick’.


Businesses and residents will be able to view over 20 artists work while taking in the picturesque surroundings at St Michaels Bistro and sampling some of the Cotswold produce available, which make up the dining experience on offer.  Anthony Lewis-Churchill, Painswick artist and resident said:

The art community in Painswick is thriving and Matt and Magda are so supportive of this expanding creative scene and the most generous hosts. What a wonderful event to enrich our souls as the winter approaches. Painswick has attracted so many artists and not surprisingly, the period architecture, the surrounding countryside…Who wouldn’t be inspired living here?


Martin Williamson, Auctioneer on the evening, said:

Hopefully businesses /residents will dig deep for this fantastic cause. Charity auctions are a wonderful platform to raise much needed funds for worthy initiatives. The Yew trees at St Marys church are the Heart of the community; so what better venue to hold the auction (St Michaels is opposite the church) while tasting the unique wine and artisan cheeses of St Michaels Bistro.


Roy Bagoblin, Painswick council clerk said:

Its fantastic to have all these talented artists coming together to support the recreation ground trust. Money raised will go towards the upkeep of the park and exciting new initiatives ‘Playpainswick’ to keep the play area fresh, exciting and up to date.

Magda and Anthony preparing for the Arty Party

Magda continued:

We have two children ourselves and we feel very fortunate to live in such an inspiring landscape. Hopefully through play and a happy childhood, our children will awake the creative spirit in them.


Matt Black continues:

Community relations are very important to us both as a family and to our extended family, the staff here at St Michaels Bistro. We are also supporting initiatives such as the village cinema and championing local suppliers with our new and ongoing ‘chef skills’ courses.

Please see our Facebook/website page for all the upcoming events.

For Further information please contact
Matt or Magda Black  |  Call: +44 (0)1452 812 712  |  Email:
St Michaels Bistro: St Michaels Bistro Nestling in Painswick village, overlooking the spectacular yews of St.Marys Church, St Michael’s offers a picture postcard retreat in the heart of the Cotswolds. Discover idyllic surroundings, delicious food, stunning rooms and suites plus a traditional Cotswold village welcome – all under1/1/2 hrs by train from London.
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