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Arts Festival in Abingdon from 15th May


250 covid-secure venues and 500 virtual exhibitions and studios are open for the 2021 Oxfordshire Artweeks festival from May 1st – May 23rd. (Last year there were only virtual exhibitons).

In Abingdon the festival will run from Saturday, May 15th to Sunday, May 23rd in venues across the town, including the County Hall Museum, St Nicolas Church, St Ethelwold’s House, 30 Abbot Road, and the Peachcroft Farm Barn (flier pictured above).

Check out https://www.artweeks.org/festival/map for opening times. Brochures were also posted through doors so you might also check your letter tray.

Thankyou to Caroline for these pictures from Peachcroft Barn as they finished setting up the exhibition.

Art show in Abingdon and signs of old age

Water Leak and Art Exhibition
There was the art exhibition at St Ethelwold’s House in East St Helen Street.
Water Leak and Art Exhibition
The artists were there to chat and I learned that they had produced more art than usual because of the lockdown. Claire Cross has created a lot of new Abingdon views during lockdown.
Water Leak and Art Exhibition
There was a one way system round the exhibition and so if you wanted to revisit an art work you had to go round again. There are always things you notice differently the second and third time round.
Water Leak and Art Exhibition
At the top end of East St Helen Street a water leak meant that a new hole was dug yesterday.
Water Leak and Art Exhibition
Most roads in our old town centre have had a hole dug in the last fortnight. Being the oldest continually inhabited town in England does have some drawbacks.

Abingdon Artists in Christchurch Barn

Abingdon Artists
The Abingdon Artists’ Autumn Exhibition 2020 is being held until October 31st in Christchurch Barn, Northcourt, and is open 10am – 4pm everyday.
Abingdon Artists
On the way in is a tribute to Josie Chapelle, one of the founding members, who has helped many new artists with her teaching skills and experience. The Abingdon Artists welcome all levels of artist.
Abingdon Artists
This exhibition also has the work of some talented sculptors.
Abingdon Artists
The exhibition has the usual Covid-19 precautions, rather like a shop: wearing a face mask is required, as is hand sanitisation; visitors are limited to ten at a time; contact details are taken through the the NHS Covid App, or paper slips; and there is a one way system.

St Ethelwolds Art and Garden

St Ethelwolds Art
There is to be another Art in the Garden Gallery event at St Ethelwold’s House – with local artists, from 18 -21 September.
St Ethelwolds Art
The garden itself is looking good as we head towards autumn. There is an orange border along by the wall.
St Ethelwolds Art
In the central area are more blues and pinks.
St Ethelwolds Art
I thought it was amazing as I took photos but getting back to the computer was disappointed that the pictures failed to capture the glory of the gardens in real life.

They have a number of gardening helpers and I think Simon is the main man. I was told he does not have a TV or mod cons and knows everything about plants.