For the past year, Chudleigh Writers Circle has been taking part in a Joint Arts Project with Newton Abbot Writers Group, Newton Abbot Photographic Group and Newton Art Group. The project will culminate in an exhibition in Teignmouth in November. However, this week, we have reached an interim stage.
Last year, twenty photographs in sealed envelopes were handed from the photographers to the writers. There were a complete mix of pictures; some of us were delighted when we opened our envelopes; some less so. Our task was to produce one page of text in response. It could be a poem, a short story, or a description.
Our words, untitled and without the trigger photographs, were then handed on to the artists, who are currently working on their interpretations. We are looking forward to putting the sets: photographs, words, and pictures, together later this year.
However, this week in Chudleigh Church as part of Chudfest week, we are exhibiting the photographs and the words, in an exhibition entitled Duets in Words and Pictures. It’s a great display of local creativity and well worth a visit if you are in the area (unless you are a member of Newton Abbot Art Group, in which case, you are banned until your pictures are done!).
The display is part of the 1918:2018 Exhibition, and there are a whole range of interesting and moving things to see. The exhibition runs from today until next Saturday. Today, it’s open from 10am to 5.30pm, with cream teas served this afternoon; tomorrow it’s open from noon to 4pm. And for the rest of the week, it’s open from 10am to 4pm.
And a final reminder about our other involvement in Chudfest: the Chudleigh Literary Festival on Wednesday 11th July in the Chudfest marquee. The Jenny Kane workshop is sold out, but we still have spaces for the networking event in the afternoon and a few tickets for Kate Adie and Dr Todd Gray in the evening. Full details can be found on our website.