The sun makes an appearance!

A few days in and we've not had the best weather. Arriving this morning the dogs obviously thought we were in for another chilly, grey day as they snuggled up by the AGA ( don't they look cute!) However before long the above scene was transformed into the one below ... swapping the warm AGA [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 19th, 2013|blog, During the Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on The sun makes an appearance!

More of the opening day and first weekday at Fresh Air

First some more photos of the opening lunch and private viewing evening, the following photos are by Bryce Knox. First weekday into the opening of the show was a little more relaxing than the weekend, and allowed for more 'inbetween' jobs. However there was still a steady flow of visitors and lots of children from [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 17th, 2013|During the Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on More of the opening day and first weekday at Fresh Air

Private Viewing

So Saturday turned out to be a miss-match of chilly hurricane gales, April showers and humid hot patches ... but regardless the members of the CHEQS villages turned up in force, eager to have a first look at the sculptures this year's Fresh Air has to offer. I couldn't resist snapping a few 'close-up' pictures [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 16th, 2013|During the Show|Comments Off on Private Viewing

Busy, busy, busy …

Today's post comes with a lack of photos ... the last two days have been so busy that I've been unable to stop to take any photos at all. Though to make up for it I'm going to be taking lots of photos at the private viewing tomorrow afternoon. Today has consisted of setting out [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 14th, 2013|Pre-Show|Comments Off on Busy, busy, busy …

Day 8

Unfortunately we are skipping to Day 8 seeing as a nasty cough kept me away from the show throughout Day 6 & 7. However it's been as busy as ever and it was nice to return to see some new pieces up! The gardens have enjoyed a slight watering from the ominous British clouds, but [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 12th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day 8

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome!

At the last Fresh Air my family and I discovered a sculpture that resembled our dog (a perfect bronze deerhound clone)! And on finding this photo I thought I'd mention that dogs are allowed at the sculpture show. During these preparation/installation days a whole host of dogs belonging to various members of the team have [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:14+00:00June 9th, 2013|Pre-Show, Visiting|Comments Off on Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome!

Day Four & Five

My walk to Fresh Air each morning also means a walk by the neighbours ... here are perhaps the cutest of the neighbours ... They are totally oblivious, of course, to what's happening over the river. Perhaps they will notice the stag that Dorcas Casey installed today ? (Photos to follow next week as I [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00June 7th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day Four & Five

Day Two & Three – The Nelson Trust and blue skies

Day Two was the arrival of Jack Everett, an expert in designing and building sustainable structures using bamboo.  He is a designer and artist who collaborates with groups to inspire and train them to make temporary or permanent constructions, sharing ideas and celebrating team work. He arrived at the Old Rectory with bamboo at the [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00June 5th, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day Two & Three – The Nelson Trust and blue skies

Day One of my Internship – Dismantling pianos and admiring the garden

Luckily I live about a mile and a bit from The Old Rectory, so my 'commute' to Fresh Air each day is in the form of a rather lovely walk along cow parsley edged pathways, and I'm hoping all this 'fresh air' and walking around will do me some good as I'm not a one [...]

By |2017-11-30T14:34:15+00:00June 3rd, 2013|Pre-Show, Sculptures & Artists|Comments Off on Day One of my Internship – Dismantling pianos and admiring the garden

Monday …

Sorry for a brief 'post-less' few days, but I had my last exam yesterday so now officially have completed Year One of University! (Hooray!) No rest for the wicked, as I start my internship with Fresh Air on Monday, but that means more posts for our readers and more information as the show gets set [...]

By |2014-01-27T11:57:32+00:00June 1st, 2013|Pre-Show|Comments Off on Monday …