Art in the Aisles returned to All Saints’ Kenton
After an extremely successful event last year, Art in the Aisles returned to All Saint’ Kenton this year for a two day exhibition. The church became an Arts Centre and hosted exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and performances of work by local artists. The event raised money for Save the Children and other important projects.
Over 400 people came into the church over the two days. Refreshments were served by the school Parent Association and the Church and Community Catering Group. Visitors enjoyed a variety of visual arts and listened to choirs, an organ recital, and performances by a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists.
Children from the dance club performed and people of all ages tried their hand at making pottery, creative collage, oil painting, crochet and scroll saw art.
With so many displays right across the church, they had to get creative with finding a space for Sunday worship. With Bishop Sarah’s permission, they set up the village’s marquee on the Triangle 50 yards away from the church and held Sunday worship in an open sided tent.
The Rev Mark Lord-Lear, assistant Priest at All Saints’ Kenton said: “Every visitor seemed to be talking about “the amazing atmosphere” in the church and the range and quality of creative ability across the village. All Saints’ is the very special historic centrepiece of Kenton and it is part of this church’s mission strategy to make the church an important present-day centrepiece in village life.”
The successful two day event ended with Songs of Praise in the open ended marquee.
Pictures by Hugh Scudder