Create ‘Gardens of Plenty’ for Food Festival

Abergavenny Food Festival - Market Hall low resThe fabulous annual market hall installations created by Arts Alive for the Abergavenny Food Festival are a huge draw for visitors and locals alike and remain on display for nearly a year.

For 2013 the project theme is ‘Gardens of Plenty’and is supported by funding from Monmouthshire County Council and Monmouthshire Rural Development Programme – all contributing to celebrating Monmouthshire’s status as the Food Capital of Wales.

Inspiration will be drawn from  the county’s  rich heritage of gardens, allotments and their seasonal harvest.  The display will also feature a colourful assemblage of both garden tools and garden produce.  A real feast for the eyes.

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If you’re creative and motivated then do join the team of volunteers who’ll be turning ideas into reality. Textile, painting and sculpting skills would be particularly useful but beginners are welcome too. You’ll be guided by talented, professional designers, Bettina Reeves, Susan McComb and Andrea Newton Mills.

The workshops will take place at Arts Alive Wales, Crickhowell from Wednesday 21August  to Wednesday 18September and run from 9:30am-5:30pm. There are no workshops on Thursdays or Sundays or Bank Holiday Monday (26August).  If you would like to get involved please  email: or call 01873 811579 and say which dates you’re available. Please bring lunch to share.

The installation will be ‘unveiled’ at the Festival Fanfare Feast on Thursday 19 September and will be enjoyed by thousands of people coming into the Festival over the weekend of 21 and 22 September.

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