Art in the Park and Iraqi picnic

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Come and enjoy a traditional Iraqi picnic while drawing or painting for free all afternoon in Norwood Park.

Artists and wannabe artists, friends and families are invited to come and record the park’s finest trees in art then exhibit your work at West Norwood’s Portico Gallery over the weekend. 

The event run by the Friends of Norwood Park coincides with West Norwood Food Week organised by Feast.

The park was once part of the Great North Wood and one of our longest serving Friends, and former teacher Margaret Jackman came up with the idea of Art in the Park in order to preserve the trees for prosperity.

So we want you to come and draw or paint all afternoon as well as enjoying some modern food with our Iraqi picnic in the park or your own picnic. Hampers are available from The Hungry Hippo Cafe for £5 and include four option two of which are vegetarian.

There will be basic art materials available to use on the day.

There will even be some professional local artists on hand to give advice if you need help.

Respected local artist Mark McLaughlin specialises in painting trees and is one of the professional artists who we are hoping will be at the event offering encouragement during Art in the Park.
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Work will then be displayed in The Portico Gallery in West Norwood on Saturday evening 6pm to 8pm on Saturday where there will be a special reception. 

The Gallery will also be open on Sunday 21st between 11am and 4pm. So invite family, friends and admirers to view or purchase your artwork. A cash bar and coffee bar will be available during the exhibition.

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Jun 20 2015 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
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