Somerset Art Weeks (SAW) comes to a close this weekend with a talk at Barrington Court from craft makers, artists and local suppliers who’ve helped transform the Tudor manor house for the festival.

Speaking on 4 October, they’ll reveal how they went about filling the

National Trust property with sculptures made from willow, paper, wood,

leather and stone as part of an event called Make The Most.

Five artists have worked on-site since June, including Laura Ellen Bacon and Maeve Clancy. The Great Hall has been turned into a paper environment and a large-scale willow installation now fills the Old Kitchen.

Their works will remain at the court until 31 October and are part of 109 exhibitions by 400 participating artists organised for SAW this year.

The arts festival, launched in 1994, started on 21 September and is running until 6 October.

“Somerset Art Weeks is a  much-loved and thriving annual event and I’m proud to support it,” said Kevin McCloud, SAW patron.  

“It plays an invaluable role in identifying and celebrating a huge variety of creative activities and projects in this county, finding  emerging artists and raising awareness of them.

“I urge you to go out and enjoy this glorious festival of cultural exploration.”

Tickets for the 4 October talk at Barrington Court cost £5 and are available by calling 01458 253800.

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