THE fourth Caversham Arts Trail will be held over this weekend and next weekend. The trail will take place in
THE fourth Caversham Arts Trail will be held over this weekend and next weekend. The trail will take place in 13 different venues across Caversham with 29 artists taking part. This year there will be eight new artists and three new venues. There will be a map to download and details of all artists on the trail’s dedicated website, www.cavershamartstrail.co.uk
Work will include ceramics, painting, collage, stained glass, knitted textiles, prints, découpage, jewellery, sculpture and batik.
The trail gives members of the public the opportunity to meet the artists in their own studios and learn about their techniques (at the same time as having a snoop around people’s homes and gardens) and buy work directly from them.
There will also be a silhouette-cutting workshop run by Charles Burns, and a variety of demonstrations including tai chi by Debbie Page, silversmithing by Matt Hitch, Chinese brush painting by Jean Turton, slip casting and hand building ceramics by Lauren Denney and poetry open-mic sessions with Robin Thomas. Refreshments including home-made cakes will be available at some venues.
To whet the appetite you can see a taster of the event with images of the artists’ work on display at the Caversham Library and Central Library, Reading in the lead up to the trail. The event runs over this weekend and next, May 11 and 12 and 17 to 19. Admission is free and all venues are open from 11am to 5pm.
Follow the trail on Facebook www.facebook.com/cavershamartstrail and Twitter, twitter.com/CavArtsTrail