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Arts, crafts and such in St Albans, Hertfordshire*

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  • Good Graffitti by Paddy at Pioneer Skatepark indoor and out.
  • graphics plus near the clock tower have some cool stuff. C-R-A is such an enormous shop with barely anything in it - I always leave disappointed.
  • The Big Picture on Chequers Street has some interestin stuff but its not really art for art's sake. Good all the same though, better than Graphics Plus.
  • art and craft shop down london road or victoria road im not sure which one. they run paralell to eachother anyway.
  • Trestle Arts Base - loads of things to do if you're into arty stuff. Will soon have a cool cafe run by Morelli's.....check it out. Theatre, classes, free film showings and DJ workshops coming soon....
  • CRA
  • CRA, when it was where the firkin is now was v. nice. A lovely old lady used to sort me out with all my requirements. Fw to many old people to make this place cool, and art shops always seem a bit like glorified warehouses, but still.... That place on Hatfield road (Coral-by the pet shop) was cool too..I'm gonna go again now I know they sell Skateboards!
  • there is some cute place called pots of art...where little kiddies...or the older child (adults) can paint mugs...plates..things like that just for the fun of it...
  • Cant think of anything in SA itself but Hatfield House has a craft fair every summer which is tres bon for those who love wicker and pot pourri.
  • I'll sell you my hair for thirty eight me at the Nunnery on a cold sunday morning
  • Have you heard about Beaumont Hall Studios which claims to be the first interactive art studio in England. It is open every Sunday from 12.00pm - 8.00pm and there are event weekends every 4th Sunday. The next event is on 21 July, refreshments are available. Over 18's only! Try it out!
  • Beaumont Hall Studios can found in Beaumont Hall Lane, off the Redbourn Road (A5183). Tel: 01582 791661 for next event day.
  • 15 Carlisle Avenue where the boy performs wizardry in the art of origmai.
  • enough multi-stories ripe for work.
  • Wilkinsons is the best provider of any All Purpose Tool you may need, for when you like to open bottles of cheap wine and sherry. safeway is to sell A4 Lined Pad to bring to the pub. Tesco for large bottle of water, or Juice for Nick to Come with.
  • CRA or whatever and loads of little shops scattered randomly
  • Art works in a computer shop, and tempts all comers to buy computers with his vertical beard and 'special' milk.
  • Go to the evil drunk guy in Christopher Place (there's a lot of drunk guys in St. Albans), and then slide a five pound note between his tightly clenched teeth. He'll wink at you, and then lift his shirt, revealing his toned chest. On which is tattoed the location of the hottest Art Gallery in St. Albans.
  • The Art Foundation Department at UH.. hope of some of the most disturbed people ever! Pop in and play with some of the LRC Massive!
  • im gonna make me a multimedia presentation i am.
  • hee hee you don't want to know
  • CRA on Victoria street is very good. Unfortunately it's being closed down but I think it's getting new premises. It sells anything and everything that you might need for all sorts of creative hobbies and arts.
  • not sure oh yeh theres games workshop
  • Upstars in CRA in town the r vpaintings that look remarkable like the ones by bob ross' giude to paint still all good dont let it close.
  • Paul Peppers Wood Carving Shop. It sells wood carvings that resemble American Presedents from 1890 to 1974
  • "Aladdin's Cave" in the Quadrant - cool craft shop
  • Too many to mention. Every kind of fey crap from aromatherapy to native American wall hangings.
  • Cool shop in the Village Arcade (Near the Vintry Pub) called Rocket. Also Tradewinds in the Maltings shopping Centre.

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