In May of this year we are hoping to stage an exhibition of Violet’s pictures in Burrington Parish Church.
After her retirement from teaching Violet painted many local scenes around Blagdon, Burrington and Congresbury. It is now some years since Violet died and we felt it would be nice to put together a collection of her works to be exhibited over a weekend in May of this year.
If you are lucky enough to have one of her pictures, and would be happy to lend it to us for a weekend we would love to hear from you.
If you would like to enter a photograph in the village wildlife photography competition (see poster below) hand it into the library, with your contact details on the reverse before Saturday February 23.
All photographs will be on display in the library for 2 weeks and members of the public will be asked to vote for their favourite photo in each class.
Tropical temperatures did not deter villagers from flocking to St. Andrew’s church paddock, for Congresbury village fete and Flower show, which was better than ever this year, with attractions for all ages.
The upbeat sound of the Cadbury Saxophones encouraged slackers to the event, and the paddock was filled with stalls, mannedby different village groups, coupled with a bouncy slide and ball pool, and a display by Avon Owls.
The Morgan car display of handmade luxury vehicles, and the vintage cars displayed by Debbie Fortune, the Audi shortly destined for Le Mans, drew appreciative crowds, mainly men.
Spring is on the way, a time when thoughts start to turn towards enjoying and enhancing our gardens. I’ve been busy throughout the winter, designing and making sculptures and planters ready for the new season.
My first two shows of 2015 are not far away now – I’m taking part again in the Easter Sculpture Exhibition at the University of Bristol Botanic Garden (3rd – 6th April). As well as the outdoor sculptures in various media there will be a botanical art exhibition, demonstrations and garden tours.
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