Artwork goes on show for Wooburn Festival

James Harrison

Hundreds of art works have gone on display as part of the Wooburn Festival’s annual exhibition.

The show, which opened at St Paul’s Church Hall, in Town Lane, on Saturday, features the work of more than 60 artists.

Among them is Nottinghamshire-based painter Julian Bray, who was invited to officially cut the ribbon on the display, which is also marking 50 years of the festival.

Speaking to visitors, he praised the standard of the work on show, saying it was clear evidence of a thriving cultural scene in the area.

Mary Perkins, director of the festival’s visual arts exhibition, added: “It always amazes me, the stuff that we have come in  —  it isn’t just a local exhibition, people come from all over the place for it, there’s even one chap this year from Zimbabwe.

“I really think people pull out all the stops for it.”

Pieces have also been donated by exhibiting artists for an auction, proceeds from which will be split between the festival and the Florence Nightingale Hospice in Aylesbury.

The exhibition is due to close on Saturday.

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