‘Utopian Realism’ is an exploration of rural utopianism, idealism and industrialism in the North East of England and Mid Wales by the artists Mair Hughes and Bridget Kennedy.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Our Stall at The High Forest Show

Mair modeling one of the prizes from the Silent Monitor Tombola.

Last weekend (Sept 3rd) we took part in The High Forest Show at Allenheads. It is a traditional village show meaning people living in the area partake in good humored battles over who has grown the biggest and best leeks or baked the best scones etc.

There are also a variety of stalls in the village square, this year Mair and I took a stall to join in the fun and give people a little taster of what we have been up to in this project so far.

We were busy with eager customers from start to finish, kids and adults were keen to try their luck on the Silent Monitor Tombola to see if they could win some colour co ordinated sweets and have their state of moral well being assessed. Many people were fascinated by and ,with a little training, enjoyed spelling out words on the Glass Alphabet.

We are now busy preparing for the next event in Allenheads which is a Heritage Open Day exhibition in the Blacksmith's Shop.

The exhibition will be open on the 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th of September between 11 am and 4 pm.

There's more info about it if you follow the Heritage Open link to the right.

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