Monday, 27 May 2013

Arlington Arts and Crafts Show

As part of Arlington Arts festival there will be a wonderful Art and Craft Show in and around Arlington Village Hall over the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of June. Open on both days from 10:30 - 17:00, admission is free and everyone is welcome. Several of the craft stalls are offering child-friendly items and, although refreshments aren't mentioned on their website, I am sure there will be tea and cake available somewhere.

Over twenty artists are already confirmed to be showing work in the Hall with previous bloggees Keith Pettit, Leia Charleson and Andrew Forrest among them. Keith will be demonstrating wood engraving in the Marquee on the Saturday showing the whole process of his art from sketch to press. Other announced names are Alan Chapman, Alan Clark, Anne-Claude Downs, Anne Howard, Brenda Carr, Camilla Pennant, Carol Drew, Frances Stevens, Gill Phelps, Hazel Hooker, Helen Groom, Helen Lavinia Moore, Josie Tipler, Margaret Ann Worster, Michael Blaber, Mike Neale, Robert Bell, Sarah Gauntelt and Vi Robinson.

Outside and in the Marquee there will be a varied mix of stalls showcasing the many skills of our local craftspeople. Storytelling Sundays friend Tania Long has been allowing us Facebook previews of the adorable peg dolls she will taking along, Sarah Slaughter of Purple Butterfly Crafts makes cute nappy and pamper cakes. I bought a flannel rabbit last time I saw her stall. Ivy Dunk has been knitting toys and Sue Wilson makes both crackers and finger puppets. There will be needlecrafts by Ali Parris, Carol Wood and Gill Phelps, pottery courtesy of Andrew Cottingham and plenty of unique jewellery in all sorts of styles by Linda Parrish, Liz Cottingham, Emma Binfield and Pam Vieler. Plus the RSPB will be offering wildlife gifts and the Arlington Art Group are running a tombola.

Arlington Village Hall, Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd Jun, 10:30-17:00.
Free admission.