The first 11thour took place on 11 October. It was a magical night. The horrendous showers didn’t dampen the spirit of the evening. There were performances, exhibitions, light shows and more at several venues in King’s Lynn.
We, cusp (Alison Dunhill, Lydia Haines, Helen Breach and Esther Boehm), ran a workshop at the Ceremony Room of Hanse House. Starting with organic, inorganic & found materials including bicycle parts. The first step was building a frame. Then things started to move up and out.
Christmas arts & crafts exhibition & sale
Saturday November 30th & Sunday 1st December 10.30 – 3.30
The Village Meeting Place, (opposite the church)
North Runcton, Kings Lynn, PE330RB.
Unique christmas gifts & cards by local artists, photographers & crafters.
Free entry and free parking
‘come into the garden’ with Lesley Williams
Several of our members spent the day at the Fermoy Gallery on Heritage Day demonstrating and engaging visitors in various activities. 670 people came through! We were there partly to flag up West Norfolk Artists Association, to help get the gallery space noticed and of course to encourage participation in the arts. We had a mini exhibition as well showing work by those who were involved.
Our annual Summer Exhibition at St Nicholas Chapel, King’s Lynn was a little later than usual this year, due to the Chapel not being available for our usual King’s Lynn Festival slot. However, we still had plenty of visitors to the show and there were good sales of the exhibited works.
‘Sanctuary’ by Jacqueline Bright
The 2019 Spring Exhibition which took place over the Easter weekend was a success with 118 pieces from 61 artists plus mounted work and cards.
Thornham village hall is a great venue. It’s light, airy and has good facilities.
A talk by Barbara King for the Ringstead Village Club
The Norwich School of Painters were a group of artists living and painting in Norwich in the late 18th and early 19th century. They included John Crome, John Sell Cotman, and others who can justifiably be considered masters of 19th century British art and they formed the Norwich Society of Artists which was the first and longest lasting provincial artists association to hold regular exhibitions in Britain.
What a day! Perhaps it was the sunshine on 16 September that contributed to the wonderful good feeling on Heritage Open Day. Regardless, we were thrilled with the enthusiasm and turn out.
In the Shakespeare Barn, Michele Summers’ greeting and explanation of activities got everyone into the creative mood.