Sunday, 12 July 2009
L is for Lewin at Lichfield
Saturday saw the opening of Angie Lewin's latest exhibition of screen prints and lithographs at Lichfield Cathedral.
I'd never been to Lichfield before so was intrigued as to what I might find there. I wasn't disppointed as the cathedral was magnificent with its three spires, the most amazing stained glass windows and some beautiful monuments. I particularly liked this unusual one with its tender representation of sisterly love.
Angie was exhibiting alongside Andy Lovell (above) and Alastair Tucker.
If you're a fan of Angie's work then it's worth a trip to Lichfield while it holds its Festival. I'm afraid the photos aren't great as I was competing with spot lights not to mention the reflections from the stained glass.
Close to the cathedral was the former home of Erasmus Darwin (grandfather to Charles of evolutionary theory fame) with wonderful herb and cottage gardens.
There was a Georgian market, with the stall holders entering into the spirit dressing up period dress in this lovely town packed full of quaint old buildings with crookedy roofs and leaning chimney stacks defying gravity.
A little town packed full of quirky eccentricities...
I always get a crick in my neck in a new place constantly looking up at the architecture. Lichfield didn't disappoint - just look at these delightful "his and hers" corbels supporting the windows!
Have a great week