Follow the Narnia Art Trail! Local Artists and Malvern Traders Team Up to Celebrate the 125th Birthday of C. S. Lewis

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Gas Lamp Malvern Jan Sedlacek

Discover how local artists have teamed up with Malvern traders to evoke the magic of Narnia in creative window displays celebrating the 125th birthday of author C S Lewis.

Creatives Connect Malvern is proud to team up with Malvern Hills District Council and Great Malvern Traders to unleash a wave of creativity, delivering the Narnia Art Trail.

Creatives Connect Malvern is a new arts initiative and their purpose is to celebrate creatives, of all genres and skills,  connecting them to each other, new venues and new audiences.  They aim to create new opportunities both professionally and socially across the Malvern Hills and are delighted that more than 40 local businesses are participating in the Narnia Art Trail, partnering with over 15 local artists to share creative ideas, make connections and produce wonderful window displays across Malvern.

The gas lampposts of Malvern inspired C S Lewis’s imagination when he created his magical entrance to Narnia through that famous wardrobe. Look out for the lamppost symbol in windows of shops, businesses and charities around our towns. The Narnia Art Trail marks the start of a week of festivities, celebrating the town’s strong association with C S Lewis, who came to school here and returned often to walk the hills and to feed his own creative spirit.

Creatives Connect Malvern is delighted that so many of the local businesses and shops want to support this community art programme and hope that each business has made a productive new connection with a local artist that will continue to grow and flourish.  

Participating Artists and Businesses

Great Malvern

Malvern Bakehouse
Artist: Jessica Morningstar @morningstar_craft

Austin and Co
Artist: Jo Bonimimi @jobonominiart

Rossiter Books
Artist: Stephanie – Fable and Cedar @fableandcedar

Holland Opticians
Artist: Christopher Hellowell @chris_hellowell_art

Mount Pleasant Hotel
Artist: Ivan Jones @imaxjones

Great Malvern Priory
Artist: Lesley  @lesleybrankinart

Great Malvern Library
Artist:Julie Thomas

Malvern Lounge
Artist: Rachel @Rachel.Armour.Artist

Artist: Gemma Griffiths @gemmagriffithsart

Mac & Jac’s
Artist: Felicity @felicityknappstudio

Iapetus Gallery
Artist: Anna Brook @AnnaMakesBeasts , Victoria McMillan @dawnovermuurk and Rae Stevens @rae.stevens1

Malvern Book Cooperative
Artist: Debbie Macklin @macklin.debbie

Parry’s of Malvern
Artist: @foggins

To Boot
Artist: Kim Whitby @kimwhitbyart

Coach House Theatre:
Kirsty @thecoachhousetheatre

Artist: Rachel @Rachel.Armour.Artist



Solo boutique

Lyttleton Well

John Goodwin


Tourist Information Office

Abbey Road Coffee

Dynastic Art

Malvern Bookshop

Philip Laney Jolly

St Michael’s Hospice (from Monday 27)

Robin Elt Shoes

Get Connected (from Monday 27)

Barnards Green

AB Optics

Just So

Cheeseboard Malvern

Colston Bakery

Daisy Chain

Malvern Link and Link Top

London House Cafe
Artist: Phil Ironside @philironside

Artist: Phil Ironside @philironside

Francis of Malvern
Artist: Rani @designs_by_rani

St Richard’s Hospice
Artist: Liz Dilnot-Johnson (We Wait Together group)

Fragrance House (from Monday 27)

St Richard’s Book and Media Store

Colston Bakery (Malvern Link)

Coltson Bakery (Link Top)

Belle Beauty (Link Top)

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