If you have more apples or courgettes than you know what to do with, bring them along to Mount Edgcumbe this weekend to the Family Arts Festival Day.
Artists from the Tamar Valley area (Drawn to the Valley) and the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty team will be on hand to help you create a piece of artwork inspired by the Valley’s connections with agriculture and market gardens throughout the years, and artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Please bring along any fruit, vegetables or plants you may have, and let the creativity begin!
The Family Arts Festival Day and The Big Draw on Saturday 19th October coincides with the release of the Draft Management Plan for the Tamar Valley AONB (2014-2019).
Corinna Woodall, Tamar Valley AONB Manager, says; “We would love to hear what you think about the Plan. What do you think the main priorities and areas of further work should be? How do you feel we can keep the Valley special? Come along and chat to the team on Saturday.”
The day also kicks off Drawn to the Valley’s exhibition of Past, Present & Future Works, as the group celebrates 10 years of creativity and inspiration in the Tamar Valley. The exhibition, at the Barrow Centre, Mount Edgcumbe runs daily from 11:00am – 3:30pm until 27th October.
Tessa Jane from Drawn to the Valley says; “The day will be a feast for your senses, with work stimulated by sound, taste, touch and smell and of course sight. Meet a ceramicist, jeweller, felt maker and furniture maker, join us in recycling plastics and draw in as many ways as possible – even with your bodies, with martial arts demonstrations taking place from 2pm.”
The Family Arts Festival and The Big Draw takes place at Mount Edgcumbe, near Torpoint, from 11am – 4pm.
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to have your say on the Tamar Valley AONB Draft Management Plan, please visit www.tamarvalley.org.uk/consultation for details of other events or how to share your ideas electronically (consultation ends 15th December).