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Here are the posts for January 2012
Winter Photo Competition Report and Results
Author: Dave Barnett, Date Published: Sun 29th Jan 2012

At the Open Day today we were able to show the 76 photos submitted to the Winter Photo Competition and allowed those attending to vote. 88 people took the opportunity to pick their three favourite shots.

The winner (and the first picture in the attached gallery) was 'The Dewy Web' by Jo Cartwright a member of the local Bowls Club. Jo's picture was selected by 30% of the voters, a clear winner.

In second place, it was was a good day for cobwebs, came 'The Icy Web' by Loraine Marshall and in third place was 'The Skate Park' by Henry Treadwell. These three winning pictures are included at the beginning of the gallery shown here.

Dave Barnett, organiser of the competition said "The standard of pictures was very high and this was reflected in the scoring, almost all pictures received some votes. I know, as a keen amateur photographer myself, that you tend to develop a style of photography that suits you and what I love about a competition like this is the fact you get to see so many different perspectives of what is essentially a small area."

It has been suggested that we turn some of these pictures into postcards or Christmas cards so we will be thinking about that. And it is certain that we will be running more photo competitions in the future.

FoGH Celebrate A Successful Open Day
Date Published: Sat 28th Jan 2012

The Friends of Grosvenor & Hilbert held their first public meeting this morning and it was a roaring success.

Chairman Paul Lambert said

"After being on tenterhooks for the past week wondering if anyone will turn up after all our efforts. What a very, very, well attended open day. It seemed to be a continuous stream, not too many, not too few, it was “just right” as they say. I must admit I had a warm feeling when people were coming in at 09:45. it looks like we had around 200 people through the door during the morning and over 60 of those formally joined the Friends.

Everyone I spoke to said they were impressed with what we had put on. As a committee I think we can take pride in what we have achieved in such a short space of time.

Can I say huge thank you to everyone who made this event such a success and roll on the next one."

A big thank you to all the organisations and individuals that joined the Friends to make this such a great success, including: TWBC, Tunbridge Wells Museum, The Kent High Weald Partnership, Transition TW, Grosvenor Bowls Club, CREATE, The Dog Snapper, Dr Philip Whitbourn, Geoff Copus, West Kent Football League.

Paul also presented Rosie Harris of Girl Friday Graphics with a small token of the committee's appreciation for the design of a logo for the group.

An Update on Art in the Public Realm Project
Author: Dave Barnett, Date Published: Tue 17th Jan 2012 Tags: parkart

More news from the Art project.

The 3 shortlisted proposal for the art piece to be situated on the 'Grassy Knoll' have been published on the TWBC website. Go and have a look at the details.

The three are:

  • Water Column by Richard Perry
  • Vessel by Tony Stallard
  • Civic Stop by We Made That

Make sure you tell TWBC what you think or join the conversation on Facebook.

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