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Box Moor Trust News


NEWS FROM THE BOX MOOR TRUST


From February 2017 Edition | Boxmoor Direct

Box Moor Trust

Art competition winners:

Our inaugural art competition, launched in the autumn, has uncovered a rich seam of artistic talent in our    community.  Entrants have interpreted the Box Moor Trust theme in a range of imaginative ways,giving the judges a challenging task in selecting the winners. The competition was judged by Rod Bugg (Emeritus Professor of  Sculpture at University of the Arts London) and Box Moor Trustee Dan Forder, who is a graphic designer. 
In first place was Christine Robertson’s painting of the horse chestnut tree avenue on Station Moor, an iconic local image and immediately recognisable as being Box Moor Trust land.  The judges liked the fact that it showed people engaged with, and enjoying, the moor and not just passing through it. 


Liz Warriner came second with her drawing of a Belted Galloway, an animal synonymous with the Trust.  The judges felt that the drawing was technically very adept and that the use of tone, shading and contrast made the image stand out, giving it an almost 3D effect. 
Third place was awarded to Georgia Evans for her painting of a fox.  The judges liked the structure of the branches and the coldness of the background, in stark contrast to the warm hues of the fox. The image gives the impression of being "in the moment", as though the fox has just emerged from the woods in front of the viewer.
The prizes are vouchers to be redeemed at Berkhamsted Arts & Crafts, who generously sponsored the competition with supplementary prizes of sketch books for all the winners.  We hope to run further art competitions in the future, so keep an eye on our Facebook page.
Gadespring Cress Beds: monthly open days

A chance to visit and explore this former watercress farm and learn more about its history and plans for its future. No need to book - just come along. Open days are held on the last Sunday of the month, between 11am and 2pm.  There is no charge, although donations are welcome. Gadespring is located in Old Fishery Lane, HH.
NB: Please note that there is no parking at this site.
Spring Lambs! 

Always a popular feature in the Trust’s calendar, our annual “Spring Lambs” walk will take place on Sunday 12th March at 11am.  We will be visiting the pastures of Westbrook Hay as well as the livestock barn, where the ewes waiting to give birth are kept under close observation by the estate staff. There may even be an opportunity to bottle-feed some of the youngest lambs. There is a small charge of £5 per adult or £10 per  family to attend.  To reserve your place, email elainerushton@boxmoortrust.org.uk


CONTACT DETAILS: 
The Box Moor Trust Centre, London Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 2RE
Registered Charity Number 206142

Tel: 01442 253300 | www.boxmoortrust.org.uk 


 

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