Art exhibition draws the crowds – and helps St Peter’s Church funds

An art exhibition at Glasbury’s St Peter’s drew the crowds at the weekend, and helped with church funds.

Work by seven professional artists – Pat Birks, Simon Dorrell, Eugene Fisk, Polly James, Victoria Keeble, Viv Luxton and Shelagh Popham – was displayed, with 20% of the takings going to the church.

The pottery, paintings, sketches, cards and postcards on show raised around £10,000 in sales.

A book by the late Eugene Fisk was also on sale, on behalf of Hay, Brecon and Talgarth Sanctuary for Refugees.

And on the Saturday evening a candlelit supper took place for 40 people beginning with a musical evening by James Bessant-Davies, clarinet; Anne Collins, soprano; Becky Drysdale, bassoon and piano; Katie James, harp; Charlotte Moore, violin; and June Thomas, piano.

The profits from the event were divided between St Peter’s Church Glasbury and St Michael and All Angels Clyro. The whole event was organised and curated by Shelagh Popham a regular member of both the Glasbury and Clyro congregations.

During Saturday morning a peal of Yorkshire Surprise Major was rung in St Peter’s tower. This involved 5,052 changes and took 2 hours and 53 minutes. This was rung to celebrate the birth of Samuel William Drysdale, the son of Rebecca and Halisi Drysdale (tower captain), and also for the second birthday of Samuel’s brother, Benjamin James Drysdale.