Friday, 31 March 2017

Our Annual General Meeting: This Wed 5th April, 7 for 7.15PM at The Art Pavilion


I hope some of you can make it to this year's Annual General Meeting. The Friends committee will be updating you on what we have got up to in the last 12 months as well as briefing members on our aims for 2017 and beyond.

The Park Managers will be around to brief attendees on their team's accomplishments in 2016 and future projects. There will also be a short Q and A session.

Of course, nibbles, soft drinks and wine will be available.

All welcome.

I hope to see you there.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Force Of Nature: Exhibition at the Art Pavilion 5th March-9th April 2017 12-6PM daily


A wonderfully accessible art exhibition has opened at the Art Pavilion in the park. It runs from 5th March to 9th April, 12-6PM daily. Works on display are inspired by nature and include pieces from David Nash and Andy Goldsworthy, and has been curated by James Putnam with Alteria Art.

Yours truly was lucky enough to pop along to the opening night and without a doubt, it is the most enjoyable exhibition the Art Pavilion has hosted in a while - I wanted to take just about all the exhibits home with me. There are works by 28 established and emerging artists and the Pavilion is the ideal setting with some of the works overflowing into the outdoor arena of the lake and the Art Pavilion island. The pieces are very varied, as is nature itself of course, and the curator James Putnam has done an amazing job of bringing together such a stimulating collection of exhibits of varying form, colour and texture that make full use of the Pavilion's panoramic setting.

There will be a late night opening (as part of First Thursdays) on Thursday 6th April