Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC

Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC, Whitley Bay: Hours, Address, Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC Reviews: 5/5

Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC

Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Lessons & Workshops
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Covid-19 update: Our usual business hours have been suspended and we are offering a click and collect service for local orders from our website. This operates on Monday,Wednesday and Saturday 11 am to 3pm. Full details are on our website. Happy planet is an award winning studio and gallery offering a unique range of items handmade by north east artists, which you are welcome to browse at your leisure while resident artist Gail Curry creates her own works. As well as unique gifts Happy Planet also offers a range of creative workshops and regular group activities to promote well being through the use of the creative arts.
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Mary J
1 contribution
Aug 2019
This is a fabulous shop! The felt animals are so full of character and all individually, beautifully made. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and have since shopped online. For both, the service is really helpful, punctual and efficient. It’s lovely to see creative people making such nice things.
Written 14 July 2020
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NorthumbrianHouse
Berwick upon Tweed, UK3 contributions
Mar 2020
Wonderful shop full of beautiful happy things. The felted creatures are a joy - made with love and humour. Just been to the online shop and ordered some things for my elderly parents who are self-isolating...perfect gifts!
Written 4 June 2020
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joob78
Whitley Bay, UK1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Couples
Popped in yesterday for the first time after often walking past and admiring the window display. Beautiful crafts adorn every surface, needless to say this is now going to be my ‘go to’ shop for gifts for everyone. Had a lovely chat with the owner who has created some exquisite pieces, so talented. Also discovered they run workshops and I’ll definitely be booking onto one of those in the future. What a happy discovery to have made and it’s been almost on our doorstep all along!
Written 24 November 2018
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Thanks for taking the time to write a review sharing what you enjoyed about my business. Customers like you are so important to me and the business and I look forward to your future visits :)
Written 25 November 2018
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Helen W
1 contribution
Jul 2018 • Solo
Enjoyed a great day with Gail and the other participants last weekend. Great people, lovely location & learned loads, including g the fact that even a self confessed ‘non creative’ can be creative in a relaxed & supportive environment!, I’ll definitely be back. Gail creates an atmosphere where your inner child is released 😊
Written 8 July 2018
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Thanks for your review Helen. we were especially blessed with weather and the assembled group of willing participants. Inner child in abundance and with her so much carefree creativity. Well done to everyone who took the risk to dip into their inner artist :)
Written 9 July 2018
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Tannerz
Durham, UK204 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
We spent an idyllic day with Gail of Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC in Low Hauxley. Gail has an amazing shop with lots of fabulous crafts and artwork. She also runs various workshops.

We had a fabulous retreat day with Gail in Low Hauxley where there is a remote beach.

The day started with meditation, followed by an hour on the beach foraging for inspiration to dye silk scarves. Gail also encouraged group members to fly her kite.

We dyed silk scarves on return and ate lunch in the garden.

Next activity was mandala stones. Gail is so talented and gave expert support for both activities.

A perfect way to relax and escape for the day.

Highly recommended.
Written 2 July 2018
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Thanks for taking the time to write your review, you are very kind. It was such an idyllic day in so many ways and you were all so open and willing to make the most of it. I look forward to seeing what you all create in the future or perhaps having the pleasure of teaching you again.
Written 3 July 2018
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Elaine M
4 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Huge thanks to Gail at Happy Planet for a fabulously relaxing and creative workshop yesterday. Perfect location, great company and I loved creating my shibori silk scarf and mandala stones. Gail is a brilliant teacher who enables everyone to create beautiful arts and crafts regardless of their previous experience.
Written 2 July 2018
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Thank you Elaine for coming along. It was such a lovely workshop and we were so blessed with perfect weather and the natural inspiration of the area to help us to create your beautiful items. The power positivity and creativity combined, fabulous. Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.
Written 3 July 2018
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Janice R
6 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Plodging, kite flying, shibori dyeing, mandala stone painting, freckle catching, food sharing and belly laughing. Perfect day. Perfect company. Thanks Gail 😎👍
Written 1 July 2018
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Thanks Janice, I really appreciate you taking the time to review your day. It was a great one, you were all so content and creative. Thank you for your part in a wonderful event.
Written 2 July 2018
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paintedfairy
Newcastle, UK12 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
The best place to buy handcrafted gifts, chat with the owner artist who makes many of them, or learn new skills yourself. Once you’ve visited you’ll want to keep going back to see what’s new, or try something different in a positive, creative workshop.
Written 29 June 2018
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Thanks for your review. We love having visitors, whether they are browsing, learning or making a purchase, it's great to feel part of the local community.
Written 30 June 2018
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275pam
Whitley Bay, UK4 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I have followed Gail Curry since I first came across her working from a stall in Tynemouth Market
She is very welcoming to everyone and Happy Planet is a lovely warm welcoming studio
The silver clay course had a tutor in but Gail kept the tea or coffee coming and was happy to share her expertise with us. The class was 3 of us and was extremely friendly, we all shared our ideas and queations, encouraging each other. At the end of the evening I had some lovely work to take home which I couldn't wait to show everyone
If you want to learn a new craft or pick up something you haven't done for a while, visit Happy Planet, I promise you will be happy you did.
Written 6 June 2018
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Thanks Pam for your time and your review. It's good to see customers new and old. I learned a lot that night too, great fun listening to you all whoop and shriek when the silver became visible. Hope it's not too long before we see you again.
Written 7 June 2018
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johjohwill
Tynemouth, UK6 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
Silver clay jewellery workshop with Emine Thompson.

This was the first workshop I’d done at Happy Planet and I loved it.
Gail’s shop is full of lovely handmade crafts so there’s lots of interesting and beautiful things to look at, and all of them made from recycled and environmentally friendly materials.
Gail is very friendly and welcoming and Emine is an inspirational teacher who
patiently explained the process of preparing and sculpting our pieces.
Being quite impatient by nature, I loved the fact that the whole process took only a few hours to complete so I was able to see the final result. I was amazed that a small blob of clay could be transformed into a shiny metal object in such a short space of time. There was a magical moment when the pale grey pieces were brushed to reveal a lovely sparkly shine.
All materials were provided, including jump rings and earring hooks, with the option to buy more silver clay and extras such as silver chains at discounted prices.
I’m looking forward to doing some more workshops at Happy Planet.
Written 28 May 2018
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Thanks for such a lovely considered review, I know Emine will appreciate it as much as I do. It was great to see what you all made and yes that moment when you all began to reveal the silver was fabulous. I look forward to your next visit to Happy Planet.
Written 29 May 2018
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Happy Planet Creative Arts CIC is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tue - Sat 09:00 - 17:00


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