Billericay Art Trail at Billericay
Exhibition, Fri 8 - Sat 23 Sep 2017
The Billericay Art Trail centres around the High Street and surrounding area and showcases the work of local, professional, semi-professional and amateur artists in shops and other businesses, with much of the work available for sale.
This year we want the community to be even more involved giving the High Street a real art theme. With our popular ‘I-Spy’ Trail for kids, free kids Saturday art activities, new Art Trail quiz for adults and art competitions, there are activities for all.
Our central Hub based in Billericay High Street’s Library (home of our twice monthly pop-up cinema BillericayCine.com), is the starting point for visitors who can view a representative piece of each artist’s work whilst watching some of them at work.
View our website: BillericayArtTrail.org and like our Facebook page: Facebook.com/BillericayArtTrail for full details.
The Historic town of Billericay, occupied since the Bronze Age (burial mounds in Norsey Wood - also famed for its outstanding bluebells in Spring) is perhaps best known for the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower (local Merchant Christopher Martin was Ship’s Governor), hence many local names reflect this. The town of Billerica, Massachusetts was established in 1655 by colonists from Billericay and named after their home town in England.
In 1916, during the First World War, one of the giant German Zeppelin airships was shot down during an aerial battle over Billericay. During its fiery demise, it narrowly missed the High Street, crashing into a nearby field.
Today, Billericay is a thriving small town with a wide variety of sports, leisure and cultural activities. With a High Street still reflecting its Tudor and Georgian past there is a wide range of independent shops, cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants. There are many open spaces notably: Lake Meadows with 40 acres of parkland and activities for all the family; Norsey Wood and Hanningfield Reservoir - great for a family day out walking, picnicking and birdwatching.
|Fri 8 - Sat 23 Sep 2017|