Art, A Mortuary and Beautiful Bath

10 Jul

Yesterday was incredibly busy and tiring; I’m part of a group of six artists from Swansea who travelled to the lovely city of Bath to put up and launch our exhibition, Commensalis. We started packing the car at 7.00 am and arrived back home just before midnight. PHEW! It’s on until Sunday evening and includes poetry, storytelling and Swedish Jazz/Folk, along with two artists in conversation (I’m one of them) and it’s all FREE. So if you’re anywhere in the area please look in – the programme is on the website.

Just before we opened I sloped off outside for a quick scribble. The venue, Walcot Chapel, is an extraordinarygothic mortuary chapel dating back to the 1840’s. At the front is a massive porch so I sat outside for a few minutes, looking through the archway on my right, sketching the old, yellowy Bathstone buildings across the graveyard. Bath is such a lovely city and one of my favourite places in the UK. I was given a copy of a marvellous book of photographs and quotations, Beautiful Bath: A souvenir in words and images that marries gorgeous photography with pithy quotes from the last 1000 years. Lovely.

2 Responses to “Art, A Mortuary and Beautiful Bath”

  1. Alli Farkas July 10, 2012 at 22:02 #

    I was in Bath way back in 1972. It was a lovely city then and I trust that it hasn’t changed much.

    • Rosie Scribblah July 11, 2012 at 16:24 #

      No not at all Alli, it’s protected so there’s very little new building going on near the centre. It’s gorgeous.

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