Exhibition: ‘What a Bloomin’ Performance

Exhibition of artwork from Newcastle in Bloom Children’s Painting Competition

As part of a linked initiative to Newcastle’s entry into the Britain in Bloom competition, over 50 primary, secondary and special schools have been invited to take part in the ever popular children’s painting competition.  We expect to receive in excess of 1000 entries from all over the borough and a selection of the most vibrant paintings will be displayed in an exhibition at The Art Studio, Barracks Road, Newcastle from Wednesday 25th April until Thursday 3rd May.

The children’s creations will reflect their interpretation of Philip Astley and his wonderful legacy.  So roll up, roll up and prepare to be amazed by the exceptional standard of artwork from the talented young people of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

‘What a Bloomin’ Performance’ Philip Astley themed children’s painting exhibition can be viewed by the general public (admission is free) from Wed 25th April to Thurs 3rd May 2018 at The Art Studio, Barracks Road, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 1LG


Wed 25th April to Thurs 3rd May 2018

Opening times:

Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm

Sat 10am-4pm

Sun 12-4pm

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