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CALL FOR ENTRIES!! ARTS FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

Saturday 20th October 2018 – Sunday 28th October 2018

Time is ticking by so quickly…and we are CALLING FOR ENTRIES to this year’s AMERSHAM FESTIVAL OF ARTS EXHIBITION! The Exhibition will be held in the historic Market Hall this year and we are hoping that it will be the perfect venue to showcase a wealth of local artistic talent!!! If you are a budding artist, we would love to hear from you!! From today, we are calling for entries to this year’s Exhibition and would like to hear from anyone that has some art-work they would like to share with the Community! See the Arts Festival Entry Form & General Information below and get in touch with us here at the ATC Office on 01494 434000 or via email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk to register your interest!

Click to download the Application Information 2018 and the General Information 2018

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 BEATRIX POTTER TEA PARTY EVENT- AMERSHAM ARTS FESTIVAL 2018

CASTING CALL FROM VENTURE QUEST PRODUCTIONS!

Venture Quest Productions are looking for 5 actors to join the team for their Beatrix Potter Immersive Tea Party event. The show will be part of the Amersham Arts Festival in October: A festival for the community by the community.

Following the sold out performances at the Guernsey Literary Festival, Venture Quest Productions are bringing this wonderful community event to be enjoyed by local families using a team of local experienced actors.

The roles will require good physical skills and the ability to improvise in order to interact with the tea party audience. This is an opportunity for local actors to come together and produce a memorable event. Ideally, you need to be within commutable distance from Amersham.

Venture Quest Productions are looking to cast the following roles:

Mr Todd – Elegant gentleman, crafty fox, refined.

Lucie – Girl, young (playing age about 8 years), under 5’ 4’’ naive- features in Mrs Tiggywinkle story.

Mrs Tiggywinkle – Washerwoman hedgehog, aged, good physical skills, patient.

Jemima Puddle Duck – Good physical skills, ability to sing, over 5’ 5’’, self-important and chatty.

The skin role of Peter Rabbit- Good physical skills, some dance experience, entertaining and loved by all.

If you would like to take the opportunity to find out more about this innovative project please contact Elizabeth Went or Catherine Simons at VQProductions@outlook.com.

The Immersive Tea Party promises to be a very exciting and unique part of this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts!

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Amersham Festival of Arts – 15th October 2018 to 28th October 2018

CALLING ALL LOCAL ARTISTS & PERFORMERS!!!

Preparations are under way for this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts which is being held from Monday 15th October to Sunday 28th October 2018! After the success of last year’s revamped Festival, we will be continuing to engage with every corner of the community! The Festival this year will feature the traditional Art Exhibition in the Market Hall as well as Community Pop Up Displays, Interactive Beatrix Potter Themed Tea Party as well as Live Music, Arts Workshops, Poetry Recital and Children’s Storytime! At the moment, our timetable looks a little bit like this!………

Community Artwork Displays – Monday 15th October to Saturday 27th October

ATC is working in partnership with our local school and community groups to put together the Community Pop Up Art Displays which will again feature in high profile venues all around the Town! If you are part of a group or organisation who would like to be a part of the Community display, please do get in touch!

Interactive Beatrix Potter Themed Tea Party – Saturday 27th October

This activity is something truly exciting is based on the theme of the famous Beatrix Potter character, Mrs. Tiggywinkles. Plans are currently being worked on and we hope to reveal lots more about this special event in the coming weeks!! Keep your eyes peeled for updates!!

Live Music Nights – Saturday 20th October & Saturday 27th October

The Mad Squirrel Brewery Shop in Sycamore Road has kindly agreed to be our very special venue for two evenings of fantastic live music from a wide range of local musical acts! Make sure you come on down on both Saturday 20th October & Saturday 27th October from approx. 6.00pm to join in all the fun!

Art Festival Exhibition in the Market Hall – Saturday 20th October to Sunday 29th October

The Arts Festival Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for artists of all mediums and ranges of experience to display their works at our exhibition held in the historic Market Hall in Old Amersham. ATC are now calling for entries to this year’s Exhibition and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful works that will be on display! Full details and entry forms are available from local Art Groups, the Town Council office and Town Council website www.amersham-tc.gov.uk

20% of the profits from the sale of the exhibited items will go to the Amersham Town Council Grants Fund which goes to support and encourage local initiatives.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS, SPONSORS, and possible ENTERTAINERS!!!!

We would really like to hear from anyone who would like to be a part of this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts! We are in particular looking for volunteers, potential sponsors and budding entertainers, artists and musicians! For more info contact the ATC Office on 01494 434000 or via email at admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk

 

 

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Final preparations are under way for this year’s Amersham Festival of Art which takes place from Saturday 21st October through to Sunday 29th October 2017! As well as the Market Hall Exhibition, we have our Community Artwork Displays at different venues around the Town as well as a showcase of the Performing Arts on both Saturday 21st October & Saturday 28th October from 12.00pm at the Mad Squirrel Tap & Bottle Shop including children’s storytime at Waterstones Amersham and the fantastic Harpist & Cellist, Anna Williams performing in Harris & Hoole on Saturday 21st October!

It promises to be a fantastic week as Amersham shows how creative it really is! We have an action packed programme which can be viewed & downloaded by clicking Programme for Amersham Festival of Art 2017

Thanks in advance for supporting this community event!

 

 

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Amersham Festival of Arts – Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October 2017:

Excitement is building for this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts! As well as the traditional Art Exhibition in the grand location of the Old Amersham Market Hall (Can you believe we have had over 335 entries this year!), we are expanding the Festival to include Pop up Exhibitions throughout the Town as well as performances from all aspects of the Arts.

St. Michael’s & All Angels Church, Tesco Old Amersham, Chiltern District Council Office and Amersham Station will house our Pop up Exhibitions throughout Arts Festival Week and will feature artworks submitted by local Amersham school-children. As well as the artwork displays, St. Michael’s & All Angels Church, the Mad Squirrel Brewery Shop, Costa Coffee (in Tesco Old Amersham) and Café Africa will become our Performance hubs on both Saturday 21st Oct & Saturday 28th Oct from 11.00am to 4.00pm featuring music, dance, poetry, comedy, magic & so much more!!

It promises to be a fantastic event and we very much hope you will come out to support this community initiative!

If you are a performer who would like to showcase your skill or if you are a school or community group and would like to feature some artwork for our Pop up displays…..then please do get in touch!

Also keep your eyes peeled for our upcoming schedule including a Programme of Events, What’s On feature (highlighting what is happening in the local area over Half Term week) as well as a Map of our Arts Festival locations!

For more information about this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts, please contact the Town Council office and ask to speak to Zoe Richardson or Tina Coles on 0149 434000 or via email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk – we look forward to hearing from you!!!

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CALL FOR ENTRIES!!

Time is ticking by so quickly…therefore today marks the official launch of Amersham Festival of Arts 2017! If you are a budding artist, have a wealth of artistic knowledge or perhaps just want to try something completely different, then the Amersham Festival of Arts maybe just the event you could get involved in! From today, we are calling for entries to this year’s Exhibition and would like to hear from anyone that has some art-work they would like to share with the Community! See the Arts Festival Entry Form & General Information below and get in touch with us here at the ATC Office on 01494 434000 or via email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk to register your interest!

See here the Entry Form 2017 and General Information 2017

 

38th Amersham Festival of Art

- Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October 2017

Preparations are under way for this year’s Amersham Festival of Arts Exhibition which is taking place from Saturday 21st October to Sunday 29th October 2017! The Arts Festival Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for artists of all mediums and ranges of experience to display their works at our exhibition held in the historic Market Hall in Old Amersham. This year’s Festival is in its 38th year and promises to be the very best yet! Amersham Town Council are now calling for entries to this year’s Exhibition and we cannot wait to see all the wonderful works that will be on display! Full details and entry forms are available from local Art Groups and Amersham Town Council. 20% of the profits from the sale of the exhibited items will go to the Amersham Town Council Grants Fund which goes to support and encourage local initiatives. For more information about the Amersham Festival of Arts Exhibition, please contact Tina Coles at Amersham Town Council on 01494 434000 or via email at admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk

Make sure you have the dates of the Festival noted in your diary to support this fantastic community event!

As an extension of the traditional Arts Festival Exhibition, ATC has, with the support of local volunteers, taken the step to expand the successful Arts Festival to try to appeal to the whole community! This year, Pop-Up exhibitions will be taking place at various venues around the town displaying all types of Art including paintings, drawings, collages, graffiti art and sculpture to name but a few! ATC is also hopeful to launch a comedy night and theatrical community performance to form part of the Amersham Festival of Arts – RELAUNCHED format!

ATC and our volunteers have recently been contacting schools, youth groups and community groups with our ideas for the Arts Festival week. In particular, we would really like to hear from anyone who would like to submit some of their work to our Pop-Up displays. Interested and would like some more info?…..why not contact Zoe Richardson at Amersham Town Council on 01494 434000 or via email zoer@amersham-tc.gov.uk

We look forward to showcasing Amersham’s artistic talents!!!

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY – 38th Festival of Art ~ Saturday 21st October 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017!

Back by popular demand! ATC is delighted to inform you that the 38th Amersham Festival of Art is being held from Saturday 21st October 2017 to Sunday 29th October 2017 in Old Amersham. ATC is still on the hunt for volunteers to become part of the Amersham Festival of Art Organising Committee, so if you are interested….please do get in touch!

More updates to follow…….

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Saturday 30th July 2016 to Sunday 7th August 2016

Amersham Town Council are delighted to announce the return of this year’s 37th Amersham Festival of Art taking place from Saturday 30th July 2016 to Sunday 7th August 2016 from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

The Festival will be held in Amersham Old Town and will showcase a wide variety of different painting styles and mediums. Last year, we had over 250 exhibition pieces on show and had the most successful & well attended exhibition so far with over £4500 worth of art sold. We very much hope that this year we will be able to surpass that figure!

With 20% of all sales going to the ATC Jubilee Fund, this yearly charity exhibition is a vital part of helping to fund much needed community projects and initiatives for the benefit of Amersham and the surrounding area. So, why not drop in and take a look at some fantastic pieces whilst supporting and encouraging local budding artists. We look forward to welcoming you!

If you have any questions or queries about this year’s Amersham Festival of Art, get in touch via email admin@amersham-tc.gov.uk or telephone the ATC Office on 01494 434000.

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Take a peek at some of the wonderful works of Art being showcased at this year’s 37th Amersham Festival of Art….

 

“Yellow Ranunculus” by Amanda Curbishley

“Ginger Lillies” by Amanda Curbishley

Incoming Tide

“Incoming Tide” by Amanda Curbishley

“Magenta Storm” by Amanda Curbishley

“Patchwork Woodland” by Amanda Curbishley

“Water’s Edge” by Amanda Curbishley

“Three on Shore” by Amanda Curbishley

Hebden Bridge by Catherine Constable

Menorca Cove by Catherine Constable

Sherwood Forest by Catherine Constable

Terracotta Basket by Catherine Constable

Bluebells by Shirley Bloomfield

Chenies in Autumn by Shirley Bloomfield

Felixstowe Ferry Fishing Shack by Shirley Bloomfield

Kersey Suffolk by Shirley Bloomfield

36th FESTIVAL OF ART in Flint Barn – Saturday 1st August to Sunday 9th August 10.00am to 6.00pm

amersham festival of art in market hallThe annual charity art exhibition raises money for ATC’s charitable account.

This exhibition attracts visitors from far and wide. Each year we hang around 300 paintings from the cream of local artists. There is always an eclectic mix of mediums and painting styles.

The artist also feature packs of cards taken from their paintings. 20% of all sales is given to the ATC grant fund to help deserving causes in the Community.

And the 2015 Winners are…

 

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Denis Pannett kindly took on the task of judging more than 300 exhibition entries. The top three prizes were awarded as follows:First prize (left): San Maggiore Venice by Jeffrey Clark
Second prize (centre): Girl with Blonde Hair by Georgina Cane
Third prize (right): Mist by Moira Thompson

Call for Performing Artists & Volunteers!

As this year’s Arts Festival heralds an expansion into the realm of performing arts, we are on the look out for some fabulous performers to be part of our special event! Have a skill that you would love an open forum to showcase?? WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

 

Also as we know, these events and initiatives take a look of organising! Therefore if you have some spare time on your hands and want to be part of something benefitting the community, please get in touch! We are always on the look out for willing volunteers!!

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