Lotus Bowl by Neil Harding
A group of 15 local artists and designers – including Morcott’s own Neil Harding and Margaret Shepherd – invite everyone to their Pop-Up Gallery at 7a North Street East, Uppingham during the run up to Christmas.
The Pop-Up Gallery opens today, Tuesday 18 November and is then open every Tuesday to Saturday for six weeks, and in December on Sundays too.
Nouveau Ritz Brooch by Margaret Shepherd
Opening times are 10am to 4pm Tue-Sat, and 11am to 3pm on the December Sundays. PLUS until 9pm on THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER, which is Uppingham’s Late Night Christmas Shopping evening.
Neil and Margaret both work to commission from their Morcott studio. They have individually completed large portfolios of commissions, and collected works in National Collections in London, Bristol, Edinburgh and Aberdeen. For more images and information about their work see their listings on our Businesses & Freelancers page, or call 747 270.
Morcott’s own Mo Gardner has created a sculpture for St George’s Barracks and Edith Weston. Its official unveiling is on Friday 21 November, at 2.30pm.
The High Sheriff of Rutland, Air Commodore Miles Williamson-Noble, will do the honours, and the sculpture is being sited by the mini-roundabout.
Mo will be delighted if any of her Morcott friends can come along.
Arts for Rutland present a WW1 Commemoration at Rutland County Museum on November 14th at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5 from Rutland County Museum and on the door.
The performance starts with readings from Letters of a Lost Generation edited by Alan Bishop and Mark Bostridge (1998) are read by permission of Mark Bostridge and T.J. Brittain-Catlin, Literary Executors for the Estate of Vera Brittain 1970. These are a selection of letters written between Vera Brittain and three young men all who went to Uppingham School. These young men all enlisted very soon after the start of WW1 and the letters describe in their own words their experiences of life in the trenches.
This is followed by After the Ball by Lynn Brittney, a powerful One Act play performed by actors from local theatrical groups. The play examines the effect of war on serving officers and their loved ones set around an annual ball held by the family and is very moving and thought provoking.
Then there will be a selection of poems from 1914 read by the cast. A Recording of Wildflower Meadows especially written for the Mobilisation event at Kendrew Barracks in June will be played. There is also be an exhibition by Oakham Town Council coordinated by Adam Lowe with memorabilia and artefacts of Oakham’s involvement in WW1. The Lord Lieutenant and the High Sheriff are attending and it promises to be an evening of remembrance and locally produced dramatic performances.
Further information from Joy Everitt, Arts for Rutland on 723 393