July 17, 2011
day of weather-hit Apex Park arts festival 'will be rescheduled'
of Highbridge's 'Alice In Apex Park' arts festival say the final
day of activities - which were cancelled on Sunday due to stormy
weather - will be rescheduled at a later date.
from the Highbridge and Burnham Artists (HaBA) called off the
Alice In Wonderland themed visual arts festival on Sunday morning
after gales and lashing rain swept across the area.
Sarah Berryman told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was a difficult
decision, but the safety of everyone was our top priority."
the gales did cause some damage on Saturday with three papier-mache
models being broken when gazebos were blown over and we didn't
want to risk anyone getting hurt."
hope to reschedule all of Sunday's activities for a special event
at an indoor venue in Burnham at the end of the summer holidays
when the workshops, tea party, competitions and other events that
were due to go ahead will be held."
She added that organisers were "delighted" with how
the first two days of the festival had gone.
Large crowds flocked to the park to see many wonderland-themed
characters and take part in various art-related activities.
workshops included drum playing, mask making, mad hat making and
willow art - which were well supported.
addition to live music, there was also art and craft exhibitions
plus visits from Somerset Wildlife Trust, BARB, the RSPB and other
local groups. The sculpture on show was been produced by local
schools, youth clubs, residential homes and some of the artists
told Burnham-On-Sea.com that the HaBA committee will meet next
week to consider dates for the one-off late summer event.
Some of the activities at the park on Saturday and, above, the
notice on the gate at Apex Park on Sunday announcing the cancellation