The Annual Art Exhibition held from 29th May to 5th June at the Village Hall was a resounding success with a record number of sales and approximately 500 visitors.

Prizes were awarded to John Cowlishaw – The Alison Leadley-Brown Trophy (for best overall); Sue Paterson – The Norman de la Rue Trophy (for a Lympstone Resident); Elizabeth Hodge – The Pat Ferguson Memorial Award (for best abstract); Rod Charlesworth, Mariangela Williams, Mary Strouts and Anne Crisp – Highly Commended; Louise Goult – Favourite Painting . The Raffle Prize, a painting by Angela Coles, was won by Jenny Clark.

Lympstone Art Group currently has 82 members, mostly Lympstone residents with a wide range of artistic ability. In addition to the Annual Art Exhibition, the Group runs a series of talks and workshops throughout the year and runs weekly art sessions at the Methodist Hall. Anyone is welcome to join Lympstone Art Group, you do not need to be an artist to join, just get involved by coming along to talks or workshops. If you think you would like to join contact Margaret Bennett, Membership Secretary 279649.

Judith Carter, Secretary