Folk music radio station (formerly Radio Britfolk)

A recording, publishing and meeting place for female artists. Run by Janis Havers who has an hour long show on Radio Britfolk


Ed Quick is a multi-disciplinary artist who specialises in installation, sculpture, digital graphics, animation and music. He graduated from The University of Reading with a First Class BA Hons in Fine Art in 2010 and is currently studying for an MFA at the UOR.

Yorkshire based artist Lucia specialises in pastelwork. She draws inspiration from the beautiful landscape and skies of Wharfedale.

A new gallery has just opened in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, sister to the already established Anstey Gallery in Harrogate. They represent a variety of contemporary artists and jewellers.

The Artolicana Fine Art Gallery was home to some of the finest artists in Yorkshire and the north of England. Owner Geoff Benson encouraged me to start painting again after a 25 year break and gave me my first exhibition. Sadly Geoff died recently but his website still appears on-line.

Anne is a London based artist originally from the USA. She specialises in figurative art and portraiture, working mainly in pastel and oil. Anne is also a musician (voice, bass and mandolin).

A walking trail of artist’s studios in the university area of Reading. Everything from Fine Arts to glass, ceramics, photography, furniture and more. Some artists offer demonstrations, all share their enthusiasm.

Elaine is painter working primarily in acrylic but also in oil and mixed media She graduated from The University of Reading with a BA Hons in Fine Art, followed by a PGCE (ATC) from Goldsmiths College, University of London in the 1970s.

Sarah is a portrait and landscape artist…and yet another bass player!


Secure online ordering of Hilary James’ CDs, digital downloads and more. You’ll also find albums with Simon Mayor, The Mandolinquents and Slim Panatella and the Mellow Virginians.

The online home of Britain’s ‘hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso’, humourist, multi-instrumentalist and composer.

Songs & Chansons from sisters Hilary James and Janet Giraudo

Britain’s first modern mandolin quartet with mandolins of all shapes and sizes, featuring the voice and mandobass(!) of Hilary James. Their infectious fun and off-beat humour influence everything they play, from lively reels to traditional airs, hot swing and ragtime, plus the occasional Chinese or Brazilian tune.

Hilary James and Simon Mayor have written and performed extensively for BBC children’s TV and radio. Find out here about the Musical Mystery Tour series of children’s albums.

Slim Panatella & the Mellow Virginians play blues, boogie and western swing.