Starting Up Again: Ash Tree Stream Emerges from Lockdown

This month sees us running our next two school sessions, postponed from the Spring due to Covid-19.

Myself and Andover Trees United‘s current Education Officer Emily Roper, will be working with Appleshaw St Peters and Portway Junior Schools, following on from the sessions that Becky and I ran earlier in the year.

These sessions will take place in the school grounds rather than out in the local community as originally planned, but luckily both schools have wooded grounds with a selection of Ash Trees that we can respond to.

In addition to these day-long sessions in September, Emily and I will will be working with all five schools alongside the Ash Tree Stream exhibition, at the CAS (Chapel Arts Studios) Chapel in St Mary’s Churchyard, Andover. These sessions will be run via a live video link to the exhibition.

The exhibition will be open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday, 11.00 a.m to 4.00 p.m for the first two weeks of November (opens Tuesday 3rd November), and will combine my own artwork with that of the children and teachers involved in the project, so please do come along and see the wonderful work that’s been created.

Booking isn’t necessary but the number of people admitted to the exhibition will be limited according to the current guidance, and masks will need to be worn.

The Community Open Day originally planned for Saturday 7th November will sadly not now be able to happen, due to restrictions on the size of gatherings, but the exhibition will still be open, and we are planning two exciting interactive online events exploring the themes of the exhibition, with details to follow very soon!

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Published by James Aldridge

Visual Artist and Consultant, working and playing with people and places. Based in Wiltshire, UK

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