December 8 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, August 18, 2013
Preparations are progressing well for one of Felixstowe’s biggest annual events, which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Art on the Prom will this year feature the work of more than 100 artists, and to promote the day – which takes place on Sunday, September 1 – a series of special events will be taking place in the town centre.
Art on the Prom Comes to Town is being held at The Canopy on The Triangle, in Hamilton Road, from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays with artists demonstrating their techniques.
This Saturday Anglian Potters will be in attendance with Liz Chipchase doing slab construction and Susan Holmes holding a tile workshop and allowing people to have-a go with a potter’s wheel, while Mary Wyatt will be working on sculptural ceramics.
Then on August 31 the event will feature stained glass artist Naomi Brangwyn, weaver Cherrie Stevens and Sharon Taylor, who does spinning and designing.
Organiser Stephen Wyatt said Art on the Prom art fair would then take place the following day from 10am to 4pm along the seafront, from the Spa Gardens to the pier.
He said: “As usual, there will be six free have-a-go art workshops in the Spa Gardens where there will also be a display of the art work from Felixstowe and Ipswich school children.
“Bands, entertainers and food outlets complete this family friendly community day.”
The day attracts thousands of people from far and wide to enjoy the displays of painting, ceramics, glass, textiles and photography and the opportunity to meet the artists, chat to them about their work, and purchase art work.
The day is organised by a team of volunteers with financial support from Felixstowe Town Council and Suffolk Coastal, Jackamans Solicitors, East of England Co-op and many other organisations.