Gainsborough’s House is holding its annual May Market next Saturday, 4 May.
As usual there will be the chance to buy original works of art, crafts, books and many other items. Entrance to the museum will be free and there is an opportunity to see the interesting current temporary exhibition. Creative Forces, Jonathan Clarke and Colin Slee, displays the work of two artists working locally, one a sculptor, the other a painter. Both have an interesting perspective on the local environment and some of the more striking exhibits spill out into the garden.
Saturday's market will see the launch of a book about the statue of Thomas Gainsborough on Market Hill. This is the first of several events marking the centenary of the unveiling of the statue of Thomas Gainsborough on Market Hill on June 10 1913. The book, which has been edited and part written by Valerie Herbert, contains contributions from other people including a chapter on the history of Gainsborough’s House from me.
June 10 this year will see a Grand Re-enactment take place on the Market Hill at which people are being encouraged to come along in period costume. For information about this and other related events go to: