Thatcham Festival 2017

Thatcham Festival 2017 in The Old Bluecoat School
Once again, a number of very well supported events were run in the School during the Festival.
Thatcham Photographic Club launched the Festival with a Reception and a striking Exhibition by local photographers.

Thatcham Art Experience hung paintings in a rich diversity of styles and media the following weekend and made several sales to appreciative visitors.

Mark T, a perennial favourite, made a welcome return to entertain fans old and new with an evening of Folk and Blues in his inimitable style.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqWqlOyQjig
Renu Mohan, a yoga teacher and regular OBS hirer, introduced newcomers of all ages to the value of health-giving yoga throughout the evening.
Nigel Smith, local funny man, had his audience in stitches with his jokes and rhyming nonsense verses!  An escape from reality for the evening!
Hartbeeps, another regular hirer, held a fun, free of charge morning of musical activities for preschoolers and Jo will continue to run her popular sessions to capacity throughout the year!  http://hartbeeps.com/classes/thatcham_baby_classes.html
The Old Bluecoat School Trust was proud to present an evening of Past, Present and Future glimpses into the the history of the building which included detailed photographs of the 2014 external refurbishment of the building and an insight into what was being planned for the interior refurbishment and running of the building.