Category Archives: Exhibitions

Graceful, but bent and toothless . . .

Bent valve stems after cambelt failure. Belt, good teeth and stripped teeth. Back in 2005 we were making our annual pilgrimage to the Lake Artists’ exhibition at Grasmere Village Hall. A short distance past the King’s Head Inn at Thirlspot … Continue reading

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Of Literacy . . .

There is a notice in the window of our car. Placed there by us. It’s main legend is “ART EXHIBITION” followed by brief details of times, dates and venue. It is a plain notice done, no doubt, by someone on … Continue reading

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Old Places, New Places . . .

From the last days of July to the first days of September is the period of the annual Lake Artists’ Society’s Exhibition, an exhibition which has become for us almost a pilgrimage.  We have been over the Pennines to visit … Continue reading

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Nunnington . . .

A quiet drive to Nunnington where we visited the Bils and Rye Art Gallery and were very hospitably received.  An eclectic mixture of paintings and ceramics, way beyond anything we could ever afford, and not in general our sort of … Continue reading

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Beningbrough . . .

[cincopa A0LAd9b1EDs6] A nice day out here.  We went particularly to see “The Royals” – an exhibition of fairly recent paintings of the Royal Family, plus some of Lord Snowdon’s photos of the Royal Family.  I was intrigued to see … Continue reading

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Of Lakes and their Artists . . . 3

[cincopa AELAz47gzPF-] Blackwell is a house built for a Manchester brewer as a holiday home.  His chosen architect, no doubt with the brewer’s agreement, went for the Arts and Crafts style, and the result is wonderful.  In my opinion the … Continue reading

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Of Lakes, and their Artists . . . 2

Today’s objectives were twofold.  Number One was to see the annual Lake Artists’ exhibition in Grasmere Village Hall, and Number Two was to go to “Blackwell”, the Arts and Crafts house near Windermere. The first was achieved successfully, but in … Continue reading

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