Egypt Explored: an exhibition af art and textiles by Lesley Sams and Julie Chellingsworth

Meet the artists, Saturday 14th July, 10.30 – 11.30am – all welcome


A Woman’s Role in Ancient Egypt  –  (Julie Chellingsworth)

Goddesses of Ancient Egypt were held in very high esteem, depicting them widely in human and animal art form on the sarcophagi and mummies of Ancient Egyptian Kings – to assist their departure into the Afterlife.



Image and Meaning in Ancient Egypt – (Lesley Sams)

I am intrigued by the rich world view embedded in the seemingly simple visual record left by the Ancient Egyptians of their world and environment, and the layers of meaning encompassed in the elegance of their line and design.


This exhibition will run from July 1st through to August 28th


Really Useful Knowledge – Colchester’s lifelong learning legacy.

From the exclusive organisations of the eighteenth century to the open-access adult education opportunities that have developed through the last hundred years the people of Colchester have enthusiastically used and supported lifelong learning in the many forms it has taken. This book traces the way in which education in adult life developed in the town through people coming together to share learning.

This is a fascinating social history of a place that can truly be termed a ‘learning town’

Access Books, paperback £6.50


A Thought for Fathers Day.

Forget the socks and aftershave,
the gadgets for reluctant cooks.
Show you care on Fathers Day
and give your Dad some books!


Upcycled Fabric Sculpture: an exhibition by Anna Boon

A unique exhibition of sculptures made from old t-shirts, resin and wire transformed to replicate bronze and stone.

Of he work, Anna says….

“I am intrigued with how objects are frequently discarded when they become old and worn. I hope within my work to show there can be beauty within ageing and those marks of time should be venerated for the life travelled, character and memories they evoke.”

Anna’s  work move between painting and sculpture. Underlying both is a need to explore colour, texture and the figurative form.  Within sculpture Anna has found a  method of transforming old t-shirts, resin and wire into sculptures that replicate bronze and stone. The resulting sculptures capture the ethereal beauty, fluidity and movement of the figure.  The paintings displayed are inspired by an old  steamer trunk and the beautifully aged labels that had survived many journey over decades of use.

Anna grew up in Cornwall, moved briefly to Glasgow and has since settled in Suffolk.  After a career in the travel industry and bringing up two children she fulfilled a long held ambition to study art and gained a BA (Hons) degree in Fine Art from Colchester School of Art and Design in 2008.

Anna is also a tutor and runs regular classes in drawing and painting in Nayland and West Bergholt. Please see her website for details