St Edburg’s to host major exhibition of work by local artists

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Music and art lovers can enjoy a concert and a six-day exhibition in St Edburg’s Church in Bicester next week.

More than 20 professional, semi-professional and amateur artists from Bicester and the surrounding area will exhibit work inside the church from Tuesday next week until Saturday, April 13.

A ‘Spring Fever’ classical concert featuring musicians from the Trinity Camerata group will also be held Saturday, April 13. Small groups of musicians from the orchestra will play from 7.30pm onwards while guests enjoy the work on display.

Organiser Colin Cockshaw said: “For art and music lovers these will be events to enjoy and they show the potential of this church for a whole range of community events.

“It’s a magnificent setting for listening to good music and for displaying the work of local artists. Our art exhibitions have established a reputation for the quality of much of the work which they feature and this year will be no exception. 

“We hope many people will come and perhaps discover a work of art they will want to buy and treasure.”

The art exhibition and concert are part of efforts to raise £1million to upgrade the interior of the church.

The 900-year-old parish church aims to become a leading north Oxfordshire venue for arts and cultural events.

Entry is free, and donations are welcome. Works on display will be available to buy.

The exhibition is open from 2pm to 5pm next Tuesday; from 11am until 4pm on Wednesday to Friday; from 11am to 7pm on Saturday, and from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, April 14.