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18TH APRIL TO 1ST JUNE 2019
VENUE: SOCK GALLERY
Christine Mannion, Helen Newton and Marjorie Walter are three local artists who met through The Leicester Sketch Club.
Their paintings are a celebration of colour in life through their vibrant images of people, plants and places.
This exhibition showcases their unique styles and approaches to the world around them.
Saturday 27th April 11am – 2pm
Join Christine, Helen and Majorie in the gallery to celebrate their exhibition.
Complimentary tea & coffee during the event.
After the terrible destruction of World War One, the bare land
of Northern France and Flanders was transformed
into fields of blood red poppies growing naturally around
the graves of the fallen soldiers.
In 1915, Canadian surgeon John Mc.Crae noted how quickly the
red corn poppies grew around the graves of his comrades and wrote
‘IN FLANDERS FIELDS.
by John Mc.Crae. 1915
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die