Your festival needs you!

Your festival needs you!

You can help! Behind every great event there is a wonderful team of volunteers who make it happen. If you can spare some time to help put on this amazing FREE festival for the people of Bridgnorth & beyond, we would love to hear from you!

If you love live music or outdoor cinema then your Arts Festival wants you! We need stewards, stage hands and bucket shakers to help us look after our visitors and raise the money for this year’s charities: MIND and The Bridge Centre.

If you can spare the time and want to be part of our friendly team, then please get in touch via our contact page or email us at volunteer@bridgnorthfestival.org.uk 

Carol Emmas Photography Exhibition at Bridgnorth Town Hall

Carol’s exhibition will take place at Bridgnorth Town Hall on Saturday August 29th and Sunday August 30th.

I began taking photographs in my mid to late teens; a generic hand-me-down from my father who also loved the camera. Bitten by the bug, I went on to do a course in printmaking at Withens Lane, Wallasey and still have the fondest memories of the process as it was then, and in the soporific infra-red environment of the darkroom, alongside the pungent smells of the chemicals, I found my spiritual home.

Photography never became my main profession; I ended up veering into wine journalism. However, I have always dipped in and out and over the last year or so, the love has come back in full force.

It’s never been about the larger picture when it comes to my work – it has always been about getting close up and finding the landscape within. I find my inspiration in sea-washed rusts, peeled wood and weathered paints. All my work is textural and I prefer the images remain as natural as the elements that have created them – they are as they are – imperfections and all.

Inspiration comes from emotive artists such as Howard Hodgkin and Gerhard Richter abstracts – where it’s about creating feeling and sentiment rather than literal representation.

I’m happy if someone can create their own imaginary landscape from my work. I just provide a fleeting suggestion, a vague outline, or a subtle hint.

“Art loves chance and chance loves art” -Agathon-

www.carolemmas.com

Bridgnorth & District Arts Society

We are delighted to be participating in The Bridgnorth Music and Arts festival.
Our exhibition is held in St. Leonard’s Church during normal opening times 11 a.m until 4 p.m. 19th August until 5th September inclusive.

Our Society was formed in 1985 and consists 50 keen amateur artists who work in a water colour, oils, acrylic, pastels, pencil, inks and mixed media. We meet for practical sessions at St.John’s RC Church Hall every Thurs a.m. and have guest speakers/artists give demonstrations at the Library once a month on a Wednesday.

At the annual exhibition entry is open to all members. Their work is not subjected to a selection process so as to represent the full spectrum of members’ abilities.

Bridgnorth Photography Festival Award 2015

Bridgnorth Photography Festival Award 2015

Having had a very successful competition last year we have extended the possibilities for entrants creativity with this years award

The 2015 theme is ‘YOU’

“We want to know what makes you tick, what makes you the person you are. Create three images that tells us the story of You. This is an excellent opportunity to show off your creative genius and maybe win a prize too.”

Full entry details and competition rules will be posted here on our website and also to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/bridgnorthphotographyaward

Good luck

StreetArtDrop Letts back in the town for 2014

Written by Jen Bone

Virtual abstract artist Street Art drop will be attending the Festival again this year painting live to music, getting involved with the local community and also doing his famous Streetartdrop within the local area.

We’re thrilled to have Street Art Drop coming back again this year. Not only will his work be available to buy during the festival, but adding his own unique twist there will be clues on Twitter to find the whereabouts of art placed strategically around the town, where it can also be had for free! This is a fantastic boost for the festival and for the arts in the area as a whole.

The art Project that’s got everyone talking also has a page to follow on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/hp10art or you can follow StreetArtDrop Letts on twitter @streetartdrop