Thatcham Festival Art Exhibition was once again hosted by Thatcham Art Experience in the Old Bluecoat School. With its original chapel structure and high ceiling, the building creates a perfect atmosphere to showcase the very impressive work of local artists, most of whom are high-level amateurs although several professionals also had work on display.
Artists were frequently on site to talk to the visitors and several commissions were taken. The Exhibition was enjoyed by more than a hundred visitors over the weekend of 13th and 14th October,2018.
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.