Hadfield Art Show takes place this weekend

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The third annual Hadfield Art Show opens its doors to all this Saturday and Sunday when artists from the community and further afield will be showcasing their work in Hadfield Hall, over Hadfield Library.

Around 180 pieces of art are expected to be on show, from watercolours to mixed media work, and portraits to photography. Children from the local schools in Hadfield and Padfield are also taking part, submitting entries on the theme Favourite Things.

Judging the entries this year is the sculptor Brian Fell who has a studio in Glossop and whose work is installed in a number of locations around the UK including Manchester, Sheffield, Southport and Morecambe.

Children’s entries will be judged by Judy Moss from Wain’s in Glossop. Visitors to the show also have a chance to vote for “The People’s Favourite”, for which a separate prize is awarded.

Hadfield Art Show’s Co-ordinator Annette Hetherington said: “”We’re looking forward to another successful weekend, inspiring the community and bringing them together with the talent and creativity of local artists. Feedback from our many visitors over the last couple of years has been really positive and we know they won’t be disappointed this year”. Most of the work on show will be for sale at reasonable prices.”

The show will be opened at a private preview today (Friday) by Virginia Tandy OBE, former Director of Manchester City Art Galleries. Also attending will be High Peak MP Andrew Bingham and representatives of the local councils.

Opening times are 10am to 4pm both days. Admission is free and all are welcome. There will be a raffle, helping to raise funds for the installation of a lift at Hadfield Hall. The youth choir Rachael’s Voices will be singing in the hall on Sunday at 1.30pm. The Community Room (underneath the library) will also be open over the weekend, offering refreshments including light lunches and homemade cakes.

For more information please contact Annette Hetherington at hadfieldartshow@gmail.com, phone 07946 513973, or see the Hadfield Hall website, www.hadfieldhall.btck.co.uk