This weekend sees the beginning of the Arts Festival for the Barking Episcopal Area (https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/345602858863275/) to which commission4mission are contributing two events. This year the Festival is being run in tandem with the Woodford Festival.
The first is this Saturday (6th) between 12 noon and 5.00pm when Mark Lewis, Francesca Ross and Peter Webb together with other artists will be providing hints and tips on drawing portraits at the Big Draw event being held at St Mary's Woodford. All are welcome.
The second is a one day exhibition at All Saints Woodford Wells on Saturday 13th October from 10.00am - 8.30pm. This exhibition will feature work by Elizabeth Duncan Meyer, Jonathan Evens, Alan Hitching, Mark Lewis, Janet Roberts, Francesca Ross, Joy Rousell Stone, Henry Shelton and Peter Webb.
Jonathan Evens has also been involved in organising a 'Celebration of Poetry' event for the Festival which is on Friday 12th October at St Paul's Woodford Bridge from 7.30pm. He will be reading poetry as part of the event which also includes Tim Cunningham, Jane Grell, Malcolm Guite, Alan Hitching and Jennifer Houghton. At both events the 'Run with the Fire' digital exhibition will be available for viewing.