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DERSINGHAM: Take a stroll on Arts Trail

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Pupils from two Dersingham schools will join artists and crafts workers for the reopening of the Village Arts and Crafts Trail this weekend.

Earlier this year, a group of intrepid artists combined forces with local craft workers to open their studios to the public as part of the 2012 Norfolk Open Studios scheme.

To the delight of the artists, they had many visitors both from Dersingham and further afield and they decided they would hold the event again.

The Trail is now reopened for this pre-Christmas weekend with a number of new artists, as well as those originally involved in the project.

Visitors can now tour seven different studios featuring ten different artists before visiting an exhibition of Christmas-themed artwork from both Dersingham Infant and Nursery and St George’s Junior School.

Jo Halpin Jones, a local photographer, is taking part in the Trail.

She said: “The Trail gives you the opportunity to meet local artists and craft workers and see them at work. “You can just browse, or you may find a card, a print or Christmas presents.”

The studios will offer great variety to suit all tastes, with painters Marty Griffin, Stephen Martyn, Mandi Beard, Liz Stockley and Michael Smith.

From Dersingham Pottery, June Mullarkey will be giving demonstrations alongside weaver Heather Wells, while Jean Mulligan will be available to talk about feltwork and textiles and Sarah Burt about her handmade gifts and folk art.

The Trail is open from today until Sunday, from 10am-4pm daily.

Most of the studios are within easy walking distance of Dersingham village centre and you can find a map of all of them on the back of the Trail leaflet which is available free from the library.

Or go to www.dersinghamarttrail.org for more information.

 

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