Utterby sculpture trail in gardens

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A Garden and Sculptures Trail at Utterby will raise funds for the 14th century village church, St Andrew’s.

The event takes place from Saturday June 15 to Sunday June 23 and has been organised by the Utterby Heritage Group with the Barton upon Humber arts centre, The Ropewalk.

It will be held in the gardens of Moat Farm, The Paddock and The Manor House, all in Church Lane near the church.

Around 30 artists will be taking part in the event and as well as exhibiting their work some of the artists will demonstrate their skills in a craft marquee which will be sited on the tennis lawn of the Manor House.

Art work will also be displayed in St Andrew’s.

On both Sunday afternoons musicians will also be adding to the atmosphere and on Monday June 17 the choir from New Waltham Primary Academy will be singing at 11am.

The entrance and sales tent will be outside the church while refreshments in aid of church funds will be served inside St Andrew’s and also in the craft marquee at the Manor House.

There will be plants for sale at The Paddock, again in aid of church funds.

The event will be open from 11am to 4pm daily and the admission charge, to include a catalogue, is £4 for adults with under 16s admitted free.

This is the latest undraising event organised by the Heritage Group with the aim of funding much needed repair work, particularly to the tower, restoring the churchyard and installing toilet and kitchen facilties to enable the building to become much more of a community centre.

Roger Staniforth, chair of the Utterby Heritage Group, said: “Within the last year we have held a summer concert with the renowned Bachelor, a very successful open air jazz lunch, various lectures, and most noteworthy of all, a Christmas Tree festival and concert when the church was filled with 40 decorated trees.

“This event combines the best in contemporary sculpture set in three very different private gardens.”