It is really good to see the sun again! We walked down to Acton this afternoon to have a look at the 7th Annual Art Show in the Church, All Saints. The picture of the church seen from the fields to the south was taken on the way home.
As usual there is a very wide range of pictures on show, framed and unframed, with something to suit every taste.
It is a particularly good source for anyone wanting a local view, but there is a wide range of subjects in different media. I have purchased pictures at the show in the past, but our problem now is lack of wall space. I was however very tempted by a watercolour by Vernon Lever called ‘Old fashioned communications’ which features a post box and a telephone box, and also by a collection of pen and watercolour sketches of scenes in Acton and the Waldingfields by Dr. David Cook. There are also four attractive works by Gainsborough’s House printmaker (and master quizmaster) Trevor Sowden.
The exhibition is well worth a detour! It is open every day until Sunday 9th September between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. All profits will be used for the upkeep of All Saints Church, which incidentally is also worth visiting in its own right. It has a number of interesting features, including one of the finest mediaeval brasses in the country.