Art, recycling and sale at Thorpe Market church
Thorpe Market Church is continuing its active involvement in the community with two art exhibitions, a sale of work, and a thriving recycling facility. Tony Rothe reports.
Thorpe Market Church is pleased with its growing reputation as a venue for the Visual Arts, and is hosting another display of local talent in August by Eastcoast Artz - a group of nine local artists who have come together to exhibit and sell their work in the church.
The exhibition includes a variety of paintings in all media, craft work including sculptures, silk cushions, scarves, rugs, models from driftwood as well as prints and cards.
The exhibitors are Jeny Walding, Maureen Cherry, Susanne Lakin, Carol Gibbons, Nigel Paterson, Edy Ward, Chris Dean, Ken Riches and Bill Firmin. Susanne’s “Cockerell” is pictured right. Refreshments will also be on sale.
The exhibition will be Open daily from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm from Wednesday August 10 to 17 with “Art in the Evening” from 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm on the Friday.
The Bank Holiday Bonanza runs from 11am to 4pm from Friday August 26 to Monday 29. This is another exhibition and sale of work over the Bank Holiday weekend at St Margaret’s church, situated in a beautiful and tranquil setting. As always, a wide selection of used books will be for sale, as well as teas, coffees and delicious homemade cakes, as well as an opportunity to meet the artists and win a signed Limited Edition Print of your favourite painting by voting for the Visitor’s Choice.
The artist in residence throughout will be Rosalie Osborne Gibb who will once again be exhibiting artwork in various media, as well as framed photographs, mounted and signed Limited Edition prints, greetings cards depicting her paintings and a variety of gifts, including unique mugs decorated with her artwork. Whilst Rosalie’s art covers many diverse subjects, the Norfolk coast and countryside remain firm favourites, and she has exhibited at The Guildhall in London.
Nick Woolston, from Arcs & Sparks Welding Services, will be there on the last 2 days. An experienced coded welder with over 25 years’ knowledge of fabricating and welding steels and alloys, Nick will be exhibiting a huge range of products from small candlesticks and letter racks through boot scrapers, log baskets and companion sets to garden gates and arbours of virtually any size and design, all of which will be for sale. Nick also offers a bespoke service, making unique items to customers’ requirements.
Entrance to both events is free and there is ample parking opposite the church.
St Margaret’s Church started recycling in the 1980s with paper bank in the stable loaded by a chain of volunteers. The current recycling centre on the church car park collects about 20 tons each of glass and paper each year. There is also a Salvation Army clothing bank. The reward to church funds is the Landfill Tax Rebate from the government amounting to over £50 a ton, which is a vital part of the equation to help the small village church survive.
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