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Calling all artists!

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 11:35 am.

A LOCAL woman is calling on artists in the Westbury area to help her set up a local art group.

Artist Lesley Longworth, who moved to Westbury Leigh in July 2014 from Hertfordshire said, “As an artist I looked to see if there were any local art groups that I could join. Apart from a small group that meets on Monday afternoons to paint together and a thriving artists’ cafe in Frome, I found nothing locally.

“To fill this void I would like to set up something for our local area, providing opportunities for local creatives to meet up, exchange ideas, work together, organise gallery visits, workshops, exhibitions and open studio events.

“Being an artist  can be a very solitary occupation. Something like this would provide a vehicle for social interaction as well.

“Before following my passion for art I was an assistant headteacher, business and education consultant for many years, so hopefully, I have the necessary skills to set this up.”

Anyone interested in starting a local art group can contact Lesley by email:  lesleylongworth@ hotmail.com