Langford and Ulting Art Exhibition returns for 25th year

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An arts event is set to return for a milestone anniversary after being postponed for two years.

Langford Village Hall has been unable to host the Langford and Ulting Art Exhibition for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic.

Historically, around 600 visitors flock to see the hundreds of pieces displayed in the exhibition the weekend before Easter.

The event is the main fundraising activity for the hall to help it continue to function and be maintained.

It was started 25 years ago by Caroline Spong, an artist herself from Ulting who managed the administration of the event for many years.

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Louise Sankey, from Langford, has stepped up to help ease the workload which she says 83-year-old Caroline “has been doing unaided for too long”.

The 53-year-old added: “I’m certainly not an artist but our skills complement each other and together we can do it.

“There are then many other helpers who volunteer at the party hall to make the exhibition what it is.”

She hopes to maximize coverage of the big comeback and the 25th anniversary of the event.

As well as raising the profile of the event, Louise hopes it can attract new artists who may want to exhibit next year.

Louise said: “Unfortunately a large proportion of our artists are reaching the age where they feel unable to paint any longer.”

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The exhibition returns on the weekend of Saturday April 9.

It will run from 10am to 5pm on both days and entry costs £2.

This will include a program and a free raffle ticket.

Children under 12 also enjoy free entry.

There will be tea, coffee, homemade cakes and ample free parking available.

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