Published: July 14, 2011
Three-day 'Alice In Apex Park' arts festival starts on Friday

A three-day visual arts festival with a theme of Alice In Wonderland is to be held in Highbridge's Apex Park this weekend.

Called 'Alice in Apex Park', local artists will be placing many wonderland characters around the lakes for visitors to find in addition to scores of other art-related activities.

The event takes place from Friday 15th July through to Sunday 18th July and will be open each day from 10am-4.30pm.

It is the latest event to be organised by local group The Highbridge and Burnham Artists (HaBA).

"You will be able to meet the characters from the well-loved story of Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass on a sculpture trail around the lakes and also visit the family workshops which include mask making, mad hat making and willow art," one of the organisers, Sue Hammond-Lovatt, told

There will also be a number of competitions to enter, a drumming workshop and live music. And there will also be art and craft exhibitions plus visits from Somerset Wildlife Trust, RSPB and other local groups.

The sculpture on show has been produced by local schools, youth clubs, residential homes and some of the artists themselves. The event will be rounded off with a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on Sunday afternoon.

Highbridge and Burnham Artists came together to initiate and promote art activities and events in both communities and recognises the unique qualities of both areas and seeks to develop strong creative community links and dialogue between them.


Friday July 15th (12noon - 4 30pm):

Painting in the Park - free tuition available
Walk the sculpture trail
Meet the sculptors

Saturday July 16th (10.30am - 4.30pm):

Sculpture Trail around the lakes
Art & Craft Fair, stalls, photography & pottery exhibitions
See the biggest Teapot in Burnham!
Paint the Big Picture - £1 a square
Colour a souvenir postcard - 40p
Paint the magic mushroom - free 10.30am - 12.30pm
Drumming workshop - donations accepted 11am - 12 noon
Listen to the band & bring a picnic 12 noon - 2pm
Meet the Wonderland Characters 1.30 pm
Drumming workshop donations accepted 2 - 3 pm
Mask workshop - free 2 - 3pm
Play Croquet with the Red Queen 2 - 4 pm

Sunday July 17th (10.30am - 4.30pm):

Sculpture trail around the lakes
Art & Craft Fair, stalls, photography & pottery exhibitions
See the biggest teapot in Burnham!
Paint the big Picture - £1 a square
Colour a souvenir Postcard - 40p
Willow workshop - £2 donation 10.30 - 12.30
Drumming workshop - donations accepted 11 - 12 noon
Listen to music & bring your own picnic 12 noon - 2 pm
The Mad Hat workshop - free 2 - 3 pm
The Mad Hatters Tea Party - tickets available from information tent 3 - 4 pm
Fancy dress competition 3pm
The Mad Hat competition 3pm
The Big picture Draw 4 pm
Raffle for Alice’s handcrafted quilt - draw 4 pm.
Information Kiosk near the Art & Craft Tents.

Please note that this programme may be subject to change



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