Art comes alive for fes­ti­val week­end

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Tom Herbert tom.herbert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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

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