View a little piece of Staffordshire every month – find out how to get your hands on the new proposed 2019 calendar
A Staffordshire-themed 2019 calendar is to be created from a photography competition held in a popular village festival this June.
One of the activities at the 2018 Marchington Village Festival will be a two-day photography exhibition entitled ‘Staffordshire Life’. Entrants will be asked to display their work at the exhibition for two days on 23rd and 24th June in the village hall and can also be available for sale.
Any funds raised from the event will go towards the cost of printing the calendars.
Organiser, Wendy Scott commented: “Our ‘Staffordshire Life’ theme for is sufficiently wide to encompass many and various interpretations and groups and individuals are invited to participate.
Our competition will be open to the public over two days and if last year’s festival was anything to go by, there will be a lot of people in the village over the weekend, giving a great opportunity to show your work, and sell some if you wish.”
Entries should be mounted on card either 210 x 297mm (A4) or 400 x 500mm to the National Camera Club standard and entrants will need to complete an application form obtained from Wendy Scott on 07944 749810, or via firstname.lastname@example.org. Groups should make contact by phone or email to discuss an entry fee or donation.
Marchington village is just six miles to the east of Uttoxeter in East Staffordshire and has been running its annual festival for three years. What started out as an open garden weekend and scarecrow festival has now turned into a three-day feast of music, sport, arts and gardens involving each club and society in the area at the church, shop, village hall, playing fields, cricket pitch and local pubs. Fund-raising for a marquee began last December with carol singing; a 70s disco; an auction of promises and support from Uttoxeter Tesco.
The exhibition will take place at Marchington Village Hall (ST14 8LF) from 10.30am to 5.00pm on Saturday 23rd June and from 10.30am to 4.00pm on Sunday 24th June 2018.