Local artists showcase work at hall exhibition

Oakwell Hall, Birstall, is hosting the annual Art in The Barn exhibition.
Oakwell Hall, Birstall, is hosting the annual Art in The Barn exhibition.

There’s still time to visit the popular ‘Art in the Barn’ exhibition in the Visitor Centre Barn at Oakwell Hall.

More than 35 local artists are showcasing work at the exhibition which runs until next Sunday (12 February).

Among the exhibitors is Margaret Bates, 79, from Huddersfield, whose paintings are being sold in aid of Kirkwood Hospice.

An artist for many years, Margaret specialises in landscapes and still life and, over the years, has captured scenes in and around Huddersfield and on the East Coast.

Margaret has a diagnosis of a life-limiting illness and is currently receiving support from Kirkwood’s Community nursing specialists.

A spokesman for the event said: “A selection of the donated paintings on display in Art in the Barn are for sale at £20 each. Some of the other exhibitors are selling cards to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice.”

The Birstall-based venue is also holding a variety of family friendly activities over February half term.

Bush Babies – environmental themed activities for the under fives – is held on Tuesday 21 February (10am-11.30am). The cost is £3 per child and children must be accompanied.

For the over fives, a Bushcraft session will be held on Wednesday 22 February. The session, between 10.30am and noon, costs £5 per child.

Places on both sessions must be booked in advance at the Visitor Centre shop.

Further information is available by contacting Oakwell Hall Visitor Centre on 01924 324761.