Festival Fun at St Mark’s

It was a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party with a difference last Saturday at St Mark’s as we opened our doors once again to the community of Larkhall at this year’s Larkhall Festival.

With a variety of art and craft activities for children, all aptly themed, visitors to St Mark’s, decorated cakes, whizzed up delightful milkshakes, painted, decorated, planted, creating a bag full of goodies to take home and enjoy. Including some fetching head-wear to adorn the Mad Hatter’s Fancy Dress Parade at the ‘Village Green (AKA New Oriel Hall Car Park!) on Sunday afternoon.

Huge thanks to all of the staff that helped out or came along to support the event – it was an amazing atmosphere!

Also featured at this year’s event were two exhibitions of work as part of the Open Studios Art Trail. These proved to be exceptionally popular with visitors coming to view the work of our Year 7 students.

Larkhall In Time was a fascinating exhibition of photographs, past and present, drawing in the community, young and old. It proved so popular that we were turning away visitors after the doors had shut!

We are trying to find a way to show this exhibition again in future so that those who may have missed out this time, can have a chance to see Larkhall as it once was.

Our thanks go to Dan Brown at Bath in Time and local author, Paul De-Ath for their kind support of this project.

Mrs Hawkins