Copper Beech Café (CBC), situated directly next to JAGS Sports Club, is the perfect oasis to enjoy homemade food, great coffee and locally sourced products. Modern in design, the café hosts monthly exhibitions from local artists and multiple workshops for adults and kids.
The landscaped area outside is surrounded by plants and dotted with picnic benches, which surround the integral copper beech tree. Copper Beech Café is committed to recycling and all packaging is compostable and sustainable, including our bioplastic containers and straws. For further information regarding exhibitions, private hire and workshops, please visit our website.
Café opening hours are as follows:
Opening times are as follows to public:
Monday: 8-9am & 4-7pm
Wednesday: 8-9am & 4-7pm
Friday: 8-9am & 4-8pm
Sorry no dogs!
Amanda Houchen completed the Studio Programme at Turps Art School, in 2021. She has an MA in Fine Art from City&Guilds of London Art School.
Amanda’s work looks at the relationship between illusionism and abstraction – she plays with the spatial properties of the painting through formal decisions of division, colour and light. She is interested in achieving optical illusion through the placement of flat geometric architectural shapes, fused with more organic forms. Her paintings tap into a sense of otherness; worlds within worlds, mirroring and yet upsetting what is outside.
She is keen to create spaces that cannot easily be put into context, exploring settings that convey a sense of artifice; mysterious, disorientating, and kaleidoscopic. Through a use of vivid colour, rhythm and depth, she confronts the viewer with an ambiguous sense of place. This questioning of pictorial structure, serves to break open and question structures that exist in a wider sense; political, social and artistic.
Each painting is a perfomative act and an enquiry into unknown space. She is not certain of what the outcome will be, but is interested in creating a particular type of environment through colour and shape, following an intuitive process.