Art comes alive for festival weekend
AN ARTS festival saw a triumphant return to Bucks this month. The Chiltern Open Air Museum, in Newland Park, held its annual Arts Festival on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. Museum director Sue Shave said: “It was an incredible, fantastic weekend.
“The Arts Festival was great, we had some fantastic artists.
“There was a real opportunity for visitors to get stuck in. We had a wonderful mixture of people doing a whole mixture of things.”
Jacqueline Mulhallen also performed her West End Play Sylvia, about suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst, in the Northolt Barn on Saturday, July 11, watched Sylvia’s granddaughter Dr Helen Pankhurst.
Ms Shave said: “I am so proud to have hosted this amazing play and incredible story of a very courageous woman who helped to change the course of history.
“I think the artists were very happy and what a lovely place to hold it. I don’t think there’s anywhere else that could demonstrate their art so perfectly.”
DRAMA: Actress Jacqueline Mulhallen and Helen Pankhurst, granddaughter of suffragette Sylvia Pankhurst
COLOURFUL: Above, Clive Baxter. Right, Maggie Hubbard