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Music, mud, mayhem – it’s got to be Glasto

A NEW exhibition of images by one of Somerset’s best known photographers marks the return of the Glastonbury Festival. Music, Mud, Mayhem, opening on 10th June, covers 20 years of photographing the world’s greatest festival by Jason Bryant. The exhibition at the Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, runs to 4th September, featuring photographs chosen…

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A snapshot of rural life

A PAINTING of a traditional village choir – such as Thomas Hardy would have known – has been loaned to Dorset Museum at Dorchester from the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of a major new exhibition. Hardy’s Wessex – The Landscapes which Inspired a Writer, running from 28th May to 30th October, is a…

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Moish brings Kenya to Somerset

MOISH Sokal, the Australian-born painter who has lived in Somerset for many years, celebrates his travels in Kenya with the work on show in his annual summer exhibition, at East Lambrook Manor, near South Petherton until 23rd July. The exhibition was nearly washed away by the major floods in Australia, shortly after he returned to…

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Freedom Road Re-imagined

THE creativity and energy of black and Asian people and the activists who campaigned for their communities are celebrated in a powerful event, Freedom Road Re-imagined, at the Sherling Studio at Poole’s Lighthouse Arts Centre on Saturday 4th June at 8pm. There will be a live band bringing to life protest anthems, with photography from…

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Caro at the New Art Centre

UNTIL 28th August, the New Art Centre at Winterslow near Salisbury, is holding an exhibition of sculpture by Sir Anthony Caro, set within the landscape at Roche Court. Sited throughout the park, the exhibition features seven large-scale works – dating from the 1970s to the 2000s – which together represent Caro’s marriage of sculpture and…

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Kate’s portraits at Glastonbury

SOMERSET artist and writer Kate Lynch has a new book and accompanying exhibition reflecting two years of drawing and painting 30 traditional craftspeople and collecting their stories. These Somerset makers include the last sieve and riddlemaker in the country, a papermaker working in a mill powered by a waterwheel, hedgelayers, blacksmiths, brushmaker, dry stone waller,…

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New photographic festival at Frome

WORLD-class photography takes centre stage at Frome this summer at a new festival, PhotoFrome,  running daily for from 21st June to 15th July. The festival will showcase all types of photography from local, national, and international photographers at five exhibition venues, all with free entry. There will be talks, workshops, a book fair, portfolio reviews…

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Nick’s Bloomsbury set

WILTSHIRE artist Nick Andrew will be Artist in Residence at the Chelsea Fringe, in Bloomsbury Garden Squares next week, from 24th to 26th May. He will be in Queen Square Garden. on Tuesday 24th May, from 10am to 5pm, Cartwright Gardens, Wednesday 25th, 10am to 5pm, and Bloomsbury Square, Thursday 26th, 10am to 5pm. Nick…

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Henry Moore at Hauser & Wirth

A MAJOR exhibition of work by the great sculp[tor Henry Moore runs at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, at Durslade Farm, Bruton, until 4th September. Henry Moore: Sharing Form has been curated by Hannah Higham of the Henry Moore Foundation in collaboration with the artist’s daughter Mary Moore. A comprehensive survey spanning six decades will extend…

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Climate and change at East Quay

THREE women artists, working in different media but all concerned with the climate crisis, are taking part in Better Than This, the first exhibition in the Climate and Change series at East Quay, Watchet, from 21st May to 31st August. Audio-visual artist Kathy Hinde, writer and artist Amy Howden-Chapman and spoken work artist Liv Torc…

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