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WIDCOMBE ART TRAIL Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 June, 10.30am – 5.30pm Visit: widcombearttrail.com

Sculpture by Caspar Taylor

Tattoo heart by Lorelei Hunt

Art lovers are in for a treat at the new-look Widcombe Art Trail weekend. The trail this year will feature lots more artists’ homes, along with smaller, more intimate venues. This will allow for more informal interaction with the artists themselves, as well as insights into their working methods – not to mention a peek at some lovely homes. The revamped trail has attracted several new artists too: Sarah Ball will be showing her striking watercolours at one of the new venues, Carol Symon’s house, on Lyncombe Hill. Transport will be available to this venue. Just beyond, Rosemount Farm, also new to the trail, will host Alison Potter’s anthropomorphic pots. Completing the loop is Bewdley House, where painter Janet Coles will be sharing her home and garden (after a year’s absence) with other artists, such as Bridget Baker and Alex Nash. The Ring O’Bells will showcase artisan makers and their work, and St Matthew’s Church has a small group of painters in its gallery space, including new artist Sue Wordsworth who will be showing her ethereal intaglio prints and small watercolours.

Widcombe Long Pond by Alex Nash

View from Sydney Gardens by Pippa Wrigley

BEAR FLAT ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS Saturday 25 and Monday 27 May, 11am – 5pm Visit: bearflatartists.co.uk More than 30 artists are opening their homes over the Whitsun Bank Holiday, with the dynamic mix of arts and crafts including painting, ceramics, jewellery, printmaking, photography, sculpture, glass and mosaic. The weekend is an opportunity to browse, chat directly with artists, and buy original artwork in a relaxed setting. Start the trail in Poets Corner and find the Fineline Art Group at the Methodist Hall. Head up to Shelley Road to see raku and stoneware ceramics by Kate Marshall and Esther Norman, photography by Pey Pey Oh, and watercolours by Bea Colborne. Then head back down to Shakespeare Avenue to see the work of two abstract artists, Maggie Simonsen and Lindy Dickins. In Chaucer Road, Ben Hughes shows his oil paintings, and poet Caroline Heaton exhibits her books. Three venues in Longfellow Avenue include printmakers James Nunn and Catharine Naylor, ceramicists Yvonne Elston and Claire Hubble, and contemporary jeweller Karen Parker. A new exhibitor in Devonshire Road is printmaker Charlotte Farmer, and in Castle Gardens you’ll find calligrapher Rebecca Joy Percey, seascape painter Kathryn Scaldwell and handmade African jewellery by Voice International. Head along to Hensley Road for Tamara Penwell’s sacred icons. Then, in Bloomfield Road, Sally Pollitzer shows prints and paintings, and at Elm Place, you’ll find comic artist Seth Woolley and sculptor Zoë Woolley. For both art and sustenance call in at The Bear in Wellsway. New exhibitors Juliet Catton and Amy Chandler are showing prints here, along with Richard Gardiner’s oil paintings and Lorelei Hunt’s decorative mosaics. Nearby in Bloomfield Avenue is woodworker Roly Prosser, also new to the trail. A short walk to Lower Oldfield Road brings visitors to work by three artists: colourful abstract paintings by Kristine O’Connor, kiln-formed art glass by K.T. Black, and oil paintings by Mary Liddell. n

Water Lilies by Pey Pey Oh

Birds in the Hand by Yvonne Elstonn

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The Bath Magazine is Bath’s biggest monthly guide to life and living in the city of Bath