As the year marches into August, and the apples are swelling on the trees in the orchard, I am preparing for some exciting events. First of all, is my very first exhibition
at The Hay Makers in Hay-on-Wye (https://www.haymakers.co.uk) from 15 August to 2 October. I'm really excitied about this as I have a special place in my heart for this part of the world. Ross-on-Wye is where I first trained as a GP, and while I lived in lovely Herefordshire, I was able to visit Hay for the wonderful Hay Festival a few times. If you live in the area, or are visiting, please visit the gallery, where you will also find beautiful work by artists who work in media including embroidery, felt, jewellery, prints, stone and ceramics.
On 18 August and 15 September I will be at the New Yard Pantry's Makers and Grower's Market at Trellowarren ( https://www.newyardrestaurant.co.uk ). This is a wonderful setting and a real must for foodies. The makers exhibit in the beautiful restaurant, and the quality of work on offer is exquisite.
Save the date for the Big Summer Market on Lemon Quay in Truro on 19 and 20 August. As usual it takes place alongside Truro Farmer's Market, with lots of fresh produce and delicious food on sale. There will be several other traders and makers, with a wonderful and eclectic selection of vintage finds, handmade skincare products, jewellery and prints amongst other things.
September ends with another first: The inaugural Form Art Festival in Falmouth. Form is a new annual festival which celebrates the visual arts heritage and vibrant creative culture of Falmouth. A number of events such as talks, workshops and exhibitions in venues across the town are planned, and I will take part in the 3-day art fair at Princess Pavilion, running from 30 September to 2 October (https://formfalmouth.com). This promises to be really special and I hope to see many of you there.