We have brought together eight towns and villages from both sides of the river to gather, share and create stories through arts projects that celebrate the River – its role in the past, its present but unseen beauty and the potential it has to benefit the community in the future. Now, after planning the walks in winter, working in schools and village halls in the spring, the flags are designed and painted and we are ready to begin our 8 day, 100 mile walk!
Eight large scale flags, one for each village, will be collected by the walkers as they pass each place, each day, on their 100 mile walk. This will culminate in a crossing of the River Crouch from South Woodham Ferrers to Hullbridge for a celebratory Feast Day on Saturday 4 July.
Join this 100 mile 8 day walk on foot or online, meet at the ghost crossings and other special places along the way. Share stories and pictures of lost walks and ghost crossings along the River Crouch at www.facebook.com/rivercrouchfestival or @CrouchRiverFest
The Walks itinerary can be found on the Festival Events Page; the walks have been designed for people of all ages and abilities, but if you can’t join us on foot, you are invited to wave us off or welcome our walkers. We have arranged meeting points along the way, which will feature work created by seven local primary schools and a team of 8 artists. Come and take part in these celebrations!
South Woodham Ferrers station is not just brightening up as spring arrives with thanks to local artist Scott Irving. Following a recent call to local artists, inviting them to brighten up stations with their art. As well as improving the environment this also raises the profile locally of the artist and the type of work they do.
Scott's work at South Woodham Ferrers station first involved a good clean of the work area to enable the paint to remain on the wall. The work was then undertaken in stages over two days, with the individual colours being added in layers. The end result is a mural which conveys both perspective and intensity, with rich colours conveying the rural scene depicted.