Hadleigh Art Trail at Hadleigh
Exhibition, Sat 2 - Sun 10 Sep 2017
Hadleigh ,Essex has a rich history and an uncompromising community spirit which has helped make the Trail a growing success. Famous for the ruins of its 13th Century Castle, as depicted in oils by John Constable in 1829, Hadleigh was thrust onto the world stage for two days in August 2012 as the host venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games Mountain Biking event at Hadleigh Farm. Hadleigh Art Trail exists as part of the enduring legacy of the Games.
Hadleigh now boasts a vibrant Visitor Centre at Hadleigh Country Park including a café, bike hire shop and 18km network of multi user walking and cycling tracks bringing to life the heritage of Hadleigh Farm and the Country Park creating a legacy from the Olympic Mountain Bike Course.
Hadleigh Art Trail, now in its seventh year, is artist-led and community focussed. Since its inception Hadleigh Art Trail has become an annual community event popular with artists, local businesses, residents and visitors.
Hadleigh Art Trail was established as a cultural legacy of the 2012 Olympic Games and is independently co-ordinated by local artists.
Hadleigh Old Fire Station, now a community and arts venue, will host this year's Trail. With more than 20 resident artists in working studios, as well as community groups and a large community hall – this popular venue and iconic building is soon to be redeveloped as part of the town's planned regeneration.
Hadleigh Old Fire Station will host this year's Trail in celebration of its place as the hub of art, community, heritage and culture in the town before its resident artists and community users move to new premises to be built nearby.
|Sat 2 - Sun 10 Sep 2017|