Art exhibition: Celebrating the River Lugg – to coincide with the Leominster Mayor’s Save the Lugg Day on 8th July 2022

Many thanks to Maggie Crompton, the poet and Lugg Embroiderer who generously allowed me to display her wondeful poems and helped me to carry the plinths and set up the strewing baskets and snowdrops. Some four hours later….

Also a big thank you to Sue Stevens-Jenkins, also a Lugg Embroiderer but also a fabulous printmaker who was introduced to and walked The Lugg Meadows by Chris, another Lugg Embroiderer, and was inspired to create this seven series of monoprints. This has led to her launching a much bigger project about these Lammas meadows, watch this space.

There were many appreciative comments about the work throughout this short exhibition, and on the night of the River Lugg talks, some 90 people saw the exhibition. I understand from the evening that the Lugg Embroideries Project had helped inspire all the work towards this fabulous day and timely, important event put togther by the Mayor Trish Marsh and her colleague Bryony John.

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The next post will tell of the celebratory event I put together with the help of many of the multi talented Lugg Embroiderers, which was kindly hosted by Echo at their beautiful Community Garden at Eaton Barn, that runs down to the Lugg. This coincided with the Mayor’s Save the Lugg Day and enabled it to be enjoyed by the public and Echo participants together. We had Jenny Pipes Morris dancers, musicians Mary, Carol and Kate, and our wonderful poets Robert and Maggie Crompton. It was all finished off with a Mayoral procession down to the Lugg, complete with a beautiful banner and our ribboned wands, with poetry readings by the Lugg by Robert and Maggie, all filmed by Catcher Media. More photos and stories of the day to follow.

Jenny Pipes Morris Dancers leading the Procession

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