Is it true that Shakespeare, himself, graced the stage of St. George’s Guildhall Theatre in 1592? Hard to believe when looking at this Grade I listed building in need of much love, care and renovation. But yes, it is true!
Clouds of Wondermesh® netting studded with copper, china and string. Plaster tablets embedded with electrical and plumbing residues. Surprising materials cascading out from wedding cake pillars. Artist Alison Dunhill upcycles domestic and industrial ephemera and detritus of the city into objects of beauty.
Figure Totem Beast: Sculpture in Britain in the 1950s is the name of a current exhibition at Tate Britain. It is noteworthy because the sculptures were made in the time after the Second World War where a growing optimism of a more humane society was contrasted with the fears of nuclear development in the Cold War. These opposing elements are explored through pieces in isolation, with couples or in groups. The pieces are dynamic and full of energy.
BIZARRE BAZAAR – open until 8 December
We had a fantastic opening on Saturday at Bizarre Bazaar!! Such a lovely atmosphere, with loads of visitors and lots of sales!!
New stock is arriving daily, so do pop along to Greyfriars to take a look at the wonderful unique, handmade goods made by local artists – perfect for special gifts for Xmas.
Showcasing Artists, Makers and Traders
from the Eastern Area
5-17 December (closed on the 11th)
Jacqueline Bright and Thelma Chambers will be among the 16 suppliers exhibiting paintings, pottery, jewellery, print, bags, christmas decorations, mosaics etc etc
Lovely metal clay jewellery by member Sally Grice is on display. There are some very feminine delicate pieces as well as some lovely chunky rustic textured pieces suitable for and something men may prefer, but can be worn by anyone of course.
I’m sure I have mentioned before how lucky I am to have a lovely daughter living in the Cote D’Azure, and on my visits to see her, how we put aside a day to visit a museum of my choice.
“Helen and I enjoyed 2 separate visits to the Sainsbury Centre in Norwich UEA. The most recent being Elisabeth Frink (1930-1993) exhibition which started 13th October to the 24th February 2019. Elizabeth Frink we hadn’t come across before but a most original artist living a Bohemian life in the 1950s and dedicated to her sculpture work, this relating to the horrors of the Second World War. The combination of human and animal sculptures were quite unnerving and fascinating at the same time.