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Art Exhibition, Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug 2018, free entry

Hadleigh Old Fire Station Open-to-All Weekend

Hadleigh Old Fire Station Open-to-All Weekend

Hadleigh Old Fire Station Open-to-All Weekend

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Hadleigh Old Fire Station

07769 582 723

Address

Town Centre,
Hadleigh,
Essex,
SS7

Details

Hadleigh, just to the west of Southend, overlooks the Thames Estuary, with the historic ruins of Hadleigh Castle (painted by John Constable), Hadleigh Park and the Salvation Army Farm nearby.
Hadleigh Old Fire Station (HOFS) was established as artist’s studios and community facilities in 2011 in partnership with Essex County Council and Castle Point Borough Council. Last year the building celebrated 85 years of community and place, as a former fire station, and has continued to thrive since as part of the 2012 Olympics cultural legacy, attracting thousands through its doors each year with a wide variety of arts and community activities.

In previous years, Hadleigh Art Trail brought the work of artists at HOFS into businesses, cafes and restaurants in the town - this year, the event will focus on HOFS itself, with activities led by artists and community groups based in the building over the August bank holiday weekend.
Artists in the 20 studios at HOFS and HOFS house next door will open their doors to the public, with the work of painters, photographers and sculptors on display – artists will be available to talk about their work, and some will run workshops covering a variety of techniques and media. There will also be an exhibition of work by HOFS artists.

Community groups who regularly run sessions in the main hall (the Appliance Hall where fire engines were once kept) will be demonstrating what they do – from chair-fit pilates to kung foo and jazz co-op sessions – and providing information about how to join up.
Refreshments will be available throughout the weekend.

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Dates Times
Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug 2018 10:00 to 17:00

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Free entry

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Sat 25 - Mon 27 Aug Hadleigh Old Fire Station Open-to-All Weekend