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Lavenham: Horse power among artistic attractions at festival

12:10 26 May 2014

The Lavenham Arts Festival holding open studios and art projects on the Market Place. Lizzie Scott, 10, Christopher Shenton, nine, and Richard Townley, 12, helping create and colour a mural of the village with Vernon Lever and Dave Gilbert

The Lavenham Arts Festival holding open studios and art projects on the Market Place. Lizzie Scott, 10, Christopher Shenton, nine, and Richard Townley, 12, helping create and colour a mural of the village with Vernon Lever and Dave Gilbert

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A popular tourist village became a centre for the arts over the weekend with open galleries, live workshops and displays of everything from paintings to pottery.

Lavenham’s creative community opened its doors to hundreds of visitors keen to browse the art works on show at a three-day art festival. They were able to visit 11 open studios to meet artists and view their work.

Meanwhile Market Place became a creative hub with artists including internationally renowned Kate Denton demonstrating their skills.

Kate’s life-size sculpture of two Shetland ponies was a big attraction, while local artist Peter Partington’s birds of prey drawings also proved popular.

Budding young painters had a chance to create a mural of Lavenham under the watchful eye of artists Vernon Lever and Dave Gilbert.

The village’s rich textile heritage was celebrated with demonstrations by spinners, weavers and tapestry makers.

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