Tel: 01234 240730 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
Tel: 01234 240730 
Address: 35 High Street South, Olney, Bucks, MK46 4AA 
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Artist and Olney resident Michelle Turner-Davidson is another local talent to join Afterglow. 
Michelle, a former dancer, is back at her easel after a gap of nearly 30 years. 
Now working mainly in acrylic and with a natural affinity for the figurative, prints from her original artwork are available, together with a range of gifts - cushions, mugs, cards and more. 
Says Michelle: "I picked up my paintbrush again in January 2017 and I'm loving it. You'll frequently find me painting at home in the kitchen, in a local cafe or with the wonderful Emberton artists." 
For more information on the designers to be found at Afterglow, please visit our Artisans page. 
For a small market town, Olney has many claims to fame. One of these is the Pancake Race, an event steeped in history and becoming more popular every year. 
No one is quite certain how the world famous race originated. The favourite story tells of a harassed housewife, hearing the shriving bell, dashing to the Church still clutching her frying pan containing a pancake. 
The first actual race is believed to have run in 1445, on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent, and the whole day was given over to a festival of celebration, pranks and pastimes. 
A new year, new designers in the shop and a new laptop for my blog!  
Getting a new website is a big commitment, both in terms of investment and the need to update it regularly. I use my iPad every day in the shop, as it's so easy to carry around, take photos, write emails and update Facebook and Instagram, but sadly it just doesn't work for my website, which is a bit more complex. Result - I have now purchased a new laptop and hope to be able to update the website more regularly. As you can see it's working well as my Happy New Year post is just scraping in before the end of January... 
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