A Weekend of Art and Music

A Weekend of Art and Music

News July 6, 2016
A Weekend of Art and Music

Southwell Artists are delighted to be joining the Southwell Music Festival again. This year the Southwell Artists’ Open Studios will be taking place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th August, 10am-5pm daily.

This group of professional artists resident in Southwell have shown their work to the public biennially since 2004. This year visitors can see work by 18 artists including nine guest artists. Two Southwell artists, David Willetts and Jackie Berridge have been selected for the 2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

The aim is to make the visual arts accessible to people of all ages, showing a wide range of approaches and techniques including painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media. You can visit seven venues, see work and chat with eighteen artists who will also have work on sale. The trail takes visitors throughout our historic town, either on foot or by a free mini bus provided from 11 – 5pm.

There will be refreshments on the route. Admission Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th. £4 per person (children under 15 free). Pay at any venue. All profits will be donated to REACH, a local charity helping people with learning disabilities.

Free Musical Draw

Public are invited to take part in a Musical Draw in the Minster during the Come and Sing Rehearsal on Monday 29th August, 10am-1pm. For more information and to download a brochure and map of the trail please got to: www.southwellartists.co.uk

A printable leaflet is also available from the website or pick up a leaflet from various venues in Southwell including the Tourist Office, the library, pubs and many public venues throughout the region.

Information and tickets for Southwell Music Festival can be found at: www.southwellmusicfestival.com


David Measure’s longtime ambition was to produce a book of every species of British butterflies after recording their individual lifestyles. This is finally coming to fruition!

He had painted and jotted notes (often illegibly!) of them all, but sadly David didn’t have the energy to create the book before he died. Thanks to Julian Spalding, British art critic, and Christine Measures, the book, titled Kaleidoscope, will be launched to coincide with an exhibition of his original paintings, at the well known Wildlife Art Gallery, Lavenham, Suffolk from 31st July to 14th August 2016. David’s book and his original butterfly paintings will also be available to purchase at his studio/shed in Westhorpe during the Southwell Artists Open Studios.