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Here are the posts for October 2012
The Big Draw: Community Carving
Date Published: Mon 29th Oct 2012 Tags: parkart

On Saturday the creators of the Civic Stop, the art installation to be installed at the grassy knoll at the entrance to Grosvenor park, came along to the Big Draw. The Big Draw is a community event organised by CREATE to encourage children and their families to get involved creating art.

For Oliver and Holly, of We Made That, this was another chance to get to understand Tunbridge Wells a little more and for the prople who live near the proposed art work to contribute to the development process.

An important element of the Civic stop is the carvings that will be made on the sandstone steps so what better way than to have a community Carving event, albeit on board rather than sandstone. But as you will see from these pictures it resulted in some interesting results.


Date Published: Mon 1st Oct 2012

A busy week for FoGH.

Saturday night saw what was notionally a FoGH team take part in the CREATE Arts & Entertainment Quiz in St Barnabas Hall. Last year we entered under the name of 'FoGHorn' and came fourth. So this year we were the 'Return of the FoGHorn' with a target of reaching the top three. Which we achieved by being in equal 2nd place. Roll on next year and first place! Thanks to FoGH member Stephen Elsden for sorting it out!

Sunday then saw the end of season BBQ for FoGH members. The weather was kind and we had a reasonable turnout across all age groups (from 1 to 80). It was great to see so many turn out and we got 3 new members to boot.

Tuesday sees an evening visit from the Saxon Orieteering Club who will be doing their thing in the dark from 7.30 pm.

Rolling on to Wednesday and FoGH member Dr Philip Whitbourn gives an illustrated talk on the History of Grosvenor & Hilbert Park. This event co-incides with the publication of a booklet co-authored by Philip and committe member and Tunbridge Wells museum's collection manager, Dr Ian Beavis.

And to round of the week Saturday we have a 'Civic Moments' tour of Tunbridge Wells led by Ian. This tour has been arranged by 'We Made That' the artists involved with the Grassy Knoll art installation and will be subject to a separate news entry.

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