Pottery, picnics, poetry and real ale as North West Visual Arts Open entertains Preston

By Culture24 Reporter | 27 April 2012
A photo of a sculpted head inside a modern art gallery
Preston's Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Event: North West Visual Arts Open, various venues, Preston, until April 29 2012

The Art Picnic going on in the Preston idyll of Avenham Park tomorrow might prove a vital way of blowing the cobwebs away.

That’s because the first event of this touring mini-festival’s latest weekend of fun, held tonight (April 27) at the Arkwright’s Brewery, features a real ale made by artist David Henckel, based on a recipe from the 1700s with a potentially foggy 7.1%.

And in between the beer and the picnic (which features cake, art and a few other finer things in life) there are a range of adventures at the city’s beautiful Harris Museum and Art Gallery,

There's a tour of current contemporary art show A Private Affair, urban slam poetry based around the Global Threads: Asian Textiles and Fashion Today display, and talks by pottery and ceramic experts.

You can also join artist Susan Walsh for a journey through the streets of Preston pondering what we might take if we were continually on the road, ending at Oxheys Mill Studios, where there will be a last chance to see Time, Place and Negotiated Space, the exhibition created by their female artists-in-residence.

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