Thorpe Market Church to hold first Christmas fair
St Margaret’s Church in Thorpe Market will hold their first ever Christmas Fair on Sunday November 24, hot on the heels of their recent successful postcard art exhibition, which raised over £1100 for the church. Tony Rothe reports.
The exhibition and auction of postcard-sized art, right, took place from October 18 to 20, and original works of art, all measuring just six inches by four inches, were donated by professional and amateur artists from across Norfolk and beyond, including a handful of work by budding artists from Happisburgh School.
Katayoun Dowlatshahi from the church said “With thanks to the generosity of all the artists submitting, we raised a total amount of £1125.80 towards the cost of new exhibition facilities for the church, which is a fantastic achievement! We would also like to thank the many volunteers who helped hang the exhibition, bake cakes and invigilate over the three days. Much fun was had by all those who took part, bidding on multiple items or outbidding each other for firm favourites.”
The First Christmas Fair, to be held from 10am to 2pm on Sunday November 24, will comprise many stalls and crafts, including local honey, right, most of whom are makers from in and around the village of Thorpe Market. They will offer a variety of unique gifts including, fabrics, glass, bee products and woven willow pieces. Mince pies & mulled wine will be available and there is plenty of car parking.
There are also postcards remaining from the October exhibition, so these will be exhibited during the popular Snowdrop Sunday events in February 2020 for a flat rate to purchase on the day and take home. Any new postcard (6 by 4) submissions from artists are invited in any 2 or 3 dimensional medium and any theme, whether it is figurative, abstract or conceptual. Sculptural pieces can be exhibited on plinths. The deadline for submission is January 31 next year.
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St Margaret of Antioch Church is on Church Road, Thorpe Market, Norfolk NR11 8UA
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