Festival of the Arts

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Our Festival of the Arts was held on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July at St Francis and Saturday 9th at St Mary's.  This event explored 'Well being through the Arts'.  There were demonstrations throughout the event including pottery, scrollsaw woodwork, painting, photography and floral decoration and focussing on their impact on mental health and well being.  Refreshments were available throught the weekend.  All profits from the event supported 'Mind' and the Bethlem Art Gallery.  To view photographs of the festival click here  Contributors and demostrators over the weekend were as follows;

West Wickham Photographic Society: West Wickham Arts Society: Blue Cat Arts: Diamond Art: Bethlem Gallery: Langley Park School for Boys: Hawes Down Primary School: St Francis Pre-School.  The arts demonstrators over the weekend were - Daphne Dacks (Stone Painting): Karen Warner (Clay Modelling): Brian Griffiths (Scroll Saw Woodwork and Fretwork) Barry Burford (Painitng) and Stephen Howe (Painting)

Following the success of the Visual Arts weekend we held a Written Word event on Saturday 24th September at St Francis and Saturday  8th October at St Mary's.  These events included an exhibition of writing, poetry and other readings. For more details of the whole event click here  For details of the writing project click here For a biography of the authors taking part click hereOn the evening of the event at St Francis (24th September) there was a concert in church given by Jacqueline Turner.  For more details click here


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