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30 Jul 2010 Celebration of Official Launch of Bollards Project

Speech given by Graham Burgess at the official launch party for the Whitchurch Bollards project.

With 8 bollards already painted (some are just ‘test’ ones but even they sure look good!), the Whitchurch Bollards project is off to a colourful start!

The manager of the project, John Buckley, is a founding member of Whitchurch Arts. Steve Miller, an artist from Whitchurch Arts has been hired to carry out the painting work of some of the bollards.

On the occassion of the official launch of the project last evening at the White Hart, who are the first sponsors of two bollards, our Director of Arts Graham Burgess made a short congratulatory speech which included some background to bollards in general. The whole of his statement is in the attached document.

Congratulations to John and indeed the community of Whitchurch for a fantastic and creative start to the project. A full report on the launch is on the town’s official website HERE.

28 Mar 2010 Earth Hour Event Lights the Way

Children and adults light their lanterns for a procession starting from the Town Hall

Our second annual Earth Hour event at the Gill Nethercott Centre last night was a fantastic success.

The evening started with a candle-lit lantern procession from the Town Hall.  Many locals, including our mayor, walked the short distance down Winchester Street with the chairman of Whitchurch Arts, Andrew Reeves-Hall, pushing a wheel-barrow that was filled with Earthy things, including a large ’60′ sign, representing the 60 minutes in Earth Hour to come later that evening. more…

01 Dec 2008 Galli Show ~ In The News!
Richard Adams reads from Watership Down at the show of Aldo Galli paintings based on the book. Picture ©2008 Andrew Reeves-Hall

Richard Adams reads from Watership Down at the show of Aldo Galli paintings based on the book. Picture ©2008 Andrew Reeves-Hall

The Whitchurch Arts show of Aldo Galli‘s paintings inspired by Richard Adams’ book Watership Down was featured in local newspapers this week.  A full description of that day’s events is here: Fabulous Turnout for Fantastic Watership Down Paintings

The story used the picture to the right, by Whitchurch Arts member Andrew Reeves-Hall.  You can read the articles by Ben Ellery entitled “Paintings Inspired by Watership Down” here:

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