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ARTIST FAIR: Amersham event celebrating artists takes place this month

 Published on: 5th October 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents are being invited attend the first Amersham Art Unlocked (AAU) Artists and Artisans Fair at the end of the month.

The event, which will take place in the new Jubilee Scout Hall on Saturday, October 30, will be the first of an annual fair thanks to AAU.

AAU, which was created by a small group of residents in response to Bucks Art Weeks being cancelled in 2020, has brought local artists together through its Facebook group, which aims to “support and promote local artisans work and workshops”.

The group also held a similar local event to Bucks Art Week in September 2020, with 16 local artists in nine venues.

AAU founders Ali Mackie, Elspeth Hector and Alison Berthelsen say they are excited to bring the community together with their latest event.

Alison explained: “We are not for profit and have put hours and hours into it so far. We have 16 artists again, albeit different ones from last year, as they are from the wider area of the Chilterns.

“The standard of work is excellent and the artists are amazing.

“From glass, ceramics, paintings, quirky silver jewellery, wire knitting, a spinner, a paper artist who also turns incredible Corian bowls, and up cycling, amongst others – including popular potter, Elaine Wells.

“One of our artists is Gillian Wright, a well-known actress on EastEnders. She makes extraordinary felted handbags, among other things.

“She also supports the MS Society and MS Trust and gives all her sales money to the charities.”

AAU are having a ticketed private viewing on Friday, October 29, with the event being opened by Buckinghamshire councillor, Mimi Harker OBE, that evening.

You can request tickets or find out more about the event at



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