Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Age Concern Arts and Crafts Fair

On Tuesday 27th September I paid a visit to Clarence House to an Arts and Craft Fair put on by members of activity groups from Age Concern that regularly meet there. Various exhibits were on display from oil paintings to creative writing.
A quilt containing over 15,000 patches has been put together by contributors all over the county. The finished quilt will be on display at the Leicester Museum on New Walk as well as locations across the City and Rutland. Anyone wishing to contribute are welcome to do so.

Members of a card making class were on hand to demonstrate the craft of card-making from start to finish. They meet every week on a Tuesday.
Around the hall a variety of paintings were displayed, subjects ranging from still life and celebrities including Willie Thorne and Billy Connolly. The highlight for me was the painting a monkey complete with facial expressions. There is an art group meeting also on Tuesdays.

Finally there was a display of work from the writers' group. The work on display included writings from both present and past. Compilations of work were on display, self published and self funded over the many years that the group has been running. They hold their meetings on Wednesdays 13.30-14.30    
I ended my visit with a meal in the Seasons restaurant where I had a very nice cheese and ham salad.
The Age Concern centre is at Clarence House on Humberstone Gate. The running of it is dependant on volunteers and a very good job they do too.

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