The Village Green Festival, organised by Metal Southend, took place this year on Saturday 16th July. I’ve been attending a sketchbook group for a couple of years now, run by local artist Heidi Wigmore. Once again the group were given the fabulous opportunity to exhibit our sketchbooks in the Metal Art School.
With a core group of about 10 regular ‘sketchbookers’ we have built up an impressive collection of sketchbooks. When the books are all displayed together they make an impressive spectacle.
The people in the group took it in turns to invigilate the exhibition during the day. My slot was 12-2pm and by then the park was starting to fill up with festival-goers and the exhibition began to draw people in.
Here is a selection of the sketchbooks I included.