Th’Owd Towser

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Th’Owd Towser


What a way to be woken up. I feel like I’ve just got out of jail!!! It’s time to stop the ‘Rip Van Winkle’ mode and ‘ flag a blog ‘.
I’ll come to ‘Th’Owd Towser’ shortly but ‘Hear now’ we’ve had the Holmfirth Film Festival and it’s Holmfirth Arts Festival time again and at the end of the month of June it’s Holmfirth Art Week and the Fringe events plug for ‘ Light without Heat ‘.
W O W .Art ????
So where is the art Zen amongst all this art cacophony, down at ‘ Th’Owd Towser’ and the Artists Talks which have been arranged to take place alongside the curated exhibition of artists responses to the space, a Grade 1 listed heritage site, once used as Holmfirth village church lockup, mortuary, ambulance station and fire station. Perhaps the oldest building in Holmfirth dating from circa 1597.
This well thought out, meaningful contemporary snapshot of ‘ art now responses’ and the discussion follow up create a sense of , ‘ being part of the process ‘ , audience inclusiveness at it’s best. More of this is needed to encourage the audience of potential consumers of artists’ works.   A big up to Alice Bradshaw and Vanessa Haley who curated the show.