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Church puts its Art and Soul into exhibition 

The Church in the Woottons will be holding week-long art exhibition to celebrate coming out of Covid restrictions.

The Art and Soul in The Woottons event will be held at St Mary’s Church in South Wootton from July 19 to 25.

Among the displays will be examples of paintings, photographs, wood carvings, embroidery and drawings that have been created by people of all ages from the wider community.

Rev Dan Tansey said: “Art and Soul was always intended to be a biennial event, but we were really uncertain about running it this year. But then we thought about all the creative ways in which people have used their time during the lockdowns and thought how wonderful it would be to give people the opportunity to exhibit what they’ve made.

“And what a fantastic way to celebrate coming out of such a difficult 16 months.”

The exhibition will be open from 10am to 6pm each day, with some exhibition items available for visitors to purchase. There will also be refreshments, including home-made cakes.

This will be the second Art and Soul exhibition. The event in 2019 attracted almost 1,000 visitors. Around 240 items were submitted by 44 exhibitors at the event, which led to 48 sales.

It helped generate £2,000 for projects to improve the balcony at St Mary’s Church and the extensive window repairs at All Saints Church in North Wootton.

Anyone wanting to exhibit at the event can contact Rev Dan Tansey on 01553 390615 or [email protected]

Pictured above are Dan Tansey, Sue O’Brien, Chris Symes, David Andrews and Margaret Cakebread outside South Woottons church with art. Photo: Ian Burt. Below: images from the Woottons. Article quotations from EDP


Eldred Willey, 13/07/2021

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