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Farnham’s blooming art

drawings of colourful flowers.

Anybody who has taken a walk around Farnham recently will have noticed it is positively blooming.

As well as the floral displays in the hanging baskets and containers, a number of shops and businesses are exhibiting a variety of collages that have been entered into a competition called Blooming Art.

Blooming Art received a grant from the South Street Trust. The project was the idea of local artist Jo Aylwin and aimed to get people involved in Farnham in Bloom. Free collage-making workshops were held and people were invited to produce a piece of work from recycled materials on the ‘blooming’ theme.

The entries can be seen on display at Kidd Rapinet, Brightwells Gostrey Centre, Oxfam Bookshop, Sadza African Food and the Jo Aylwin Studio and Gallery. Once the entries have been judged the winning pieces will be on display at 40 Degreez during their youth festival on 11 July.

Councillor Stephen Hill, Lead Member for Community Enhancement says: “Blooming Art is a lovely way to celebrate Farnham in Bloom. This year is our twenty-fifth anniversary and this is the first time we have seen a project like this. The Farnham in Bloom judges will be arriving in Farnham on 9 and 10 July. We hope to be able to show them some of the displays as this is a real example of how Farnham in Bloom involves the wider community and is about more than flowers.”

For more information about the exhibition visit the Farnham in Bloom pages.

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