An Effervescent Programme…

The series of planned art exhibitions that the Melbourn Community Hub was forced to put on hold during the Covid lockdowns continues with a duo of Cambridgeshire artists presenting a vibrant and diverse display in the Atrium cafe area. Anna Pye and Gina Ferrari have combined their most popular work which will be displayed here for the next month.

Anna’s love of printmaking began in 2011 following retirement from her teaching. “I love exploring my creativity, a continuing passion throughout my life”, she told a Hub representative. She favours lino cutting, screen and mono printingon paper and textiles, and exhibits widely throughout the area.

Melbourn Hub Art Gallery – Photography by Clive Porter

Gina, who is a mixed media artist and tutor, states that her work is a combination of acrylic painting, often combined with collage and sketch. She says, “sometimes abstract, sometimes representational, it is inspired by the landscape and my immediate surroundings.”

The Hub has revitalised its former fun packed family activities, which were severed due to the Covid clampdowns, with an exciting effervescent programme of events between now and Christmas.

NixNox, is returning on Saturday, 13th November with a fabulous selection of Christmas crafts, festive decorations, and gifts for all the family which will be on sale from 10am. Organised by Julie Emmerson, who is also operating a children’s tombola, everyone is in store for a cracker of a day.

Also back is the popular joint Santa’s Grotto and Turn On To Christmas spectacular on Saturday 27th. November. The former event, where children can see Santa and receive a present, is open from 10.30am until 3.15pm Booking is essential for this with tickets at just £6. Free entertainment, in collaboration with the Melbourn Fete committee, is provided from 4pm to 6pm culminating with the switching on of the Christmas Tree lights. Festive song, mulled wine, mince pies, and licensed bar, all of which are intended to bring families together.

There are still a few tickets (£12)* left for the return of Megson Music’s ‘A Yuletide Carol’, Sunday 5th December at 6pm. There is a licensed bar and doors open at 5.30pm. This very popular folk group has been entertaining at the Hub for several seasons now and it is always a sell out.  *These are available online:

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Article and photography Clive Porter