The Art and Craft Exhibition

The Whitchurch Society held their annual

Art & Craft Exhibition 2017

at Whitchurch Village Hall, Manor Road

Saturday 18th November - Sunday 19th November

This popular annual event, now in its 39th year, was staged by The Whitchurch Society in Whitchurch Village Hall over the weekend of 18th & 19th November. There were exactly 200 entries which is the second highest number ever, only beaten by the 218 entries in 2013. It was a very successful and sociable occasion which provided the opportunity for everyone to see and share the results of creative talent in our community. There was a wonderful variety of artwork, craftwork and photographs from young and old, showing a very high standard.

This year's theme for the Joyce Voysey Prize was 'Circles' which produced some very varied interpretations. Colourful displays of work by children at the Pre-School, the Primary School and the Oratory Prep School were very eye-catching and showed great promise. Visitors enjoyed refreshments all weekend and meeting up with friends and neighbours before the prize-giving ceremony at 4-30pm on Sunday. 

Congratulations to all the prize winners; a full list of these can be found here

Very many thanks to all exhibitors and also to everyone who helped with the setting up, dismantling and running of the show, including serving the refreshments and making delicious cakes. Finally, my special thanks to Sarah Dixon, Wendy Ferguson, Jean-Marc Grosfort and Peter Smith who helped me in the planning stages and to the Whitchurch Society members who supported us. 

Sally Woolhouse (

Full details of the next show, which will be held as usual in mid-November, will be posted here in the spring

For further details, please contact Sally Woolhouse on 0118 984 4365 or at . If you are interested in being involved in running the event do get in touch - all help is very welcome.