Hockley Art Trail at Hockley
Exhibition, Sat 1 - Sat 8 Jul 2017
Hockley is a historic town that was mentioned 3 times in the Domesday Book. It a small town with approximately 10,000 residents. It is located between Rayleigh and Rochford and has several historic landmarks including 280 acres of ancient woodlands, Plumberow Mount (an ancient tumulus the purpose of which remains a mystery), St Peter & St Paul Church dating back to 1220, Hockley’s original school built in 1839, and Hockley Spa rooms dating back to the establishment of a mineral spa and pump room in 1843.
There are 3 pubs including the ancient weather-boarded Bull Inn next to the entrance of the Great Bull Wood, one of the many woods which make up Hockley Woods, along with a variety of specialist shops, cafes and restaurants can be found in the town centre.
Hockley had its first Art Trail in 2014 spread over 3 days at 30 venues in the town centre and showcased a variety of artwork by local artists including paintings, photography, ceramics, sculptures, glasswork and woodcarving. The Art Trail is run by Hockley Parish Council and is fully supported by local businesses, Hockley Commerce &Trade, and local artists. The 2015 Art Trail won an Award from Essex Association of Local Councils. The Art Trail was extended to 8 days in 2016. Hockley’s fourth Art Trail will take place between 1st and 8th July 2017, where all venues can be reached on foot from the centre.
|Sat 1 - Sat 8 Jul 2017|