We are changing direction at The Gallery this year. The cafe will no longer be open daily but there will be some evening events and pop up times during the Summer and we have increased the number of workshops we are giving. Photographic workshops are included in detail on this site and also a brief list of what is available currently on the Art side with Raul. Please see Heather’s site for more details. A list of events will also be available there as well as on the Lavender Cafe site  


Full-day painting with Raul in Solva Village

Maximum 6 people

This course is available to people of any level or ability; individual support and tuition will be given. In bad weather we will work in the Gallery. Lunch will be provided at The Chapel.

Full-day £125.00 Please ring to arrange a date.

Full-day for the more experienced

Maximum 4 people

Using multi-media and working with Raul in the studio. Individual guidance and advice given. Lunch provided in The Chapel.

Full-day £125.00. Please ring to arrange a date

Creating Art with Raul 

Working as a family you will choose and create your own wooden fish with Raul. Half day workshops. Please ring to arrange a date and time to suit you 01437 721907.

Half-day from 10am to 1.00pm £100 per family of 4.


One-off classes

Available for individuals and groups – please ring to discuss 01437 721907.


Using your Camera

Maximum 4 people  Please ring to arrange a date

We get a cameraand off we go. At first it is great working in automatic mode but then we get curious and want to move on to the next step. This short course helps you to have the confidence to take that step.

Half-day course £75.00 (10.00am to 12.30pm with short break for coffee in The Chapel) Full-day course £125 10.00am to 4.30pm lunch included at the Chapel.


Maximum 6 people Please ring to arrange a date

In this digital age it is easy to get carried away and take dozens of images, hoping one will really work, but the old rules still help! Hand outs provided for you to take away with you.

Half-day course £75.00 (10.00am to 12.30pm with short break for coffee in The Chapel)

Light on the Water

Maximum 4 people. Please ring to arrange a date

Light is at the heart of an exciting image. Spend a day letting the light in! Experience concentrating on one aspect of your photography and see how it connects you to the land and sea around you. Handouts provided to take away.

Full-day course £100.00. (10.00am to 4.30pm lunch included either at The Chapel or as a picnic)

Bluebells in Solva

Maximum 4 people Date 10th May 2019  sold out

One-day course with some theory in the morning, early lunch in The Chapel and practical photograpy work in the afternoon. Full individual support given during this part of the day. Hand outs given to take away.

Full-day course £125.00 (9.30am to 4.30pm including lunch at The Chapel.

Land and Seascape

Maximum 4 people. Please ring to discuss available dates

One week course working in the beautiful county of Pembrokeshire. B&B Accommodation. Lunch and Supper provided at The Chapel and access to the studio and library there is available throughout the week. Individual support on a daily basis. Talk by visiting local photographer after supper on Tuesday evening. One day off to explore.

Full-week course £895 Days run from 10.00 am to 5pm Supper at 7.30pm (We are fully licensed if you wish to buy wines or local beers with your meal)

Mindful Photography

Maximum 6 people Date to be arranged

Awareness is key to connecting with your subject. This is a full-day taster course run at The Chapel and in Solva Woods. 

These are a few of the evening events which will run at The Chapel this year. Please see or for more information. All these events need to be booked in advance on 01437 721907. When booking can you please say if you have any special dietary requrements (in case we forget to ask!!) thank you. We do hold a full licence and so wine and local beers can be bought on the premises.

Tapas and Jazz Nights

A range of delicious tapas (including vegitarian or vegan) cooked and served in the old cafe area for you to eat whilst you listen to live music provided by Raul and his guests. Full licence. £22.50 per head Dates:  27 July and 24 August 2019 7.30pm


Music Nights  

Raul and guests will present an evening full of music and enjoyment. Full licence. Please see or for events as they are arranged. £15.00 entrance fee includes first glass of wine/soft drink.

Range of Talks

Art, music, architecture, photography etc supported with audio-visual aids. £10.00 Soft drinks and wines/beers available. These talks can also be given on your premises (POA).

17 July        7.30  Raul Speek talking about Cuban Music

14 August  7.30 Raul Speek talking about growing up in Cuba during the Revolution and his art career there.


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