THE seventh annual Thurrock Art Trail is back on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June and for the first time the Art Trail is coming to the Horndon on the Hill Feast and Fayre to bring you a unique festival of art, crafts and family fun.
Feast and Fayre began in mediaeval times when King Edward I granted a Royal Charter to Robert Gifford and his heirs for the village to celebrate the feast of the patron saints of the village church, the Apostles Peter and Paul. That’s why it’s always held on the nearest weekend to 25th June.
The Feast and Fayre was revived by the Horndon Society in 1974 and has happened every year since then.
Thurrock Art Trail began in 2012 and has been different every year, but always showcasing the creativity of both professional and amateur artists in every visual medium you can think of who live or work in the borough.
This year you can enjoy the Feast and Fayre and at the same time meet artists showing and demonstrating their techniques in ‘Art Lane ‘next to the Well House Gallery. The Well House Gallery hosts a solo exhibition by Anna Wojciechowska and at the Swan Gallery above the Swan pub you can see the Summer Exhibition by the Dacha Group and friends.
Inside the Ostlers Restaurant and bar, part of the Bell Inn and hotel, there will be an exhibition of work by textile artist Jane Barry and ceramic artist Patricia Douglas.
The garden behind the Ostlers will be transformed into the Thurrock Art Trail Sculpture Garden where you can see work by Ruth Greenfield and also a community ceramic sculpture project ‘Birds of a Feather’ created by students from groups taught by Patricia Douglas.
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