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Military charity invites artisans to exhibit at Chateau Rhianfa

A military charity is inviting local artisans to exhibit their work at a craft fair held at Chateau Rhianfa.

Blind Veterans UK, the charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, is inviting local artisans to exhibit their unique crafts and products at the Artisan Craft Fair. The event will take place on both March 3 and March 4, from 11am to 4pm.

Victoria Beech, Blind Veterans UK Regional Fundraiser, says: “We’re excited to be returning to Chateau Rhianfa following our hugely successful Winter Market in November.

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Manchester veterans stage art exhibition to aid their recovery

An exhibition of sculptures created by military veterans from Manchester opened at the Lowry Hotel on Thursday 22nd June.

12 wounded, injured and sick Service personnel from Greater Manchester joined Bravo 22, a Royal British Legion project using art to aid their recovery.

They’ve been working with professional sculptor Al Johnson, who said: “This is an exciting opportunity to take part in a creative project making life-size sculptures, and to share these very personal pieces with the public at an exhibition at the Lowry Hotel. It will be life-changing for some of them.

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The NFA And The Blenheim Art Foundation

The Not Forgotten Association has recently been approached by the Blenheim Art Foundation (BAF) to help with their latest exciting project. Every year the BAF put on a contemporary art exhibition throughout Blenheim Palace and its grounds and have so far hosted several international artists, including Ai Wei Wei and Lawrence Weiner. The 2017 show will consist of works by the American artist Jenny Holzer. Her theme is ‘War’ which is where the NFA comes in.

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GCHQ poppy waterfall gets a second life at Cheltenham Town Hall

GCHQ and The Cheltenham Trust have joined forces to bring the giant ‘waterfall’ of over 9,000 handmade poppies, which helped to launch the Royal British Legion Gloucestershire County Poppy Appeal 2016, to Cheltenham Town Hall until April.

This also marks an exciting new venture for The Cheltenham Trust by using its five venues, including the Town Hall, to bring arts displays to unexpected places to support community projects. Located in the historic spa well area of the Town Hall where the spa waters were once pumped to the surface for its restorative properties, the poppies will stand from floor ceiling filled by the natural light of the stairwell.

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