Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Mayor in major art attack

HENLEY mayor Elizabeth Hodgkin had a busy weekend arts-wise, writes Lesley Potter.

HENLEY mayor Elizabeth Hodgkin had a busy weekend arts-wise, writes Lesley Potter.

Last Friday she opened Hanging Together, an exhibition of work by the Tuesday Painters — the art group’s first show for 10 years — at the Old Fire Station Gallery. More than 150 people attended the private view. Work on show included a wide range of figurative and abstract work in a variety of media, all produced by local artists. Organiser Diana Seidl said the Old Fire Station Gallery was “a precious asset” to the town and urged local groups to use it.

Meanwhile, on Sunday the mayor attended a special concert at the town hall to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the Theatre Organ Trust with organist Robert Wolfe. The regular organ concerts raise money for local charities — as well as providing “some much-needed entertainment for the older generation”, according to organiser Gordon Mintern.

his was started by Henley Rotary Club in much the same way as the Annual Midnight Matinee.

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