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Alsager Arts Queen's Diamond Jubilee lakeside painting day

PUBLISHED: 20:16 05 September 2012 | UPDATED: 21:50 20 February 2013

Greenway Music’s string quartet

Greenway Music’s string quartet

To celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, Christine and Beavon Bates opened their beautiful lakeside garden at Coniston Lodge in Alsager village, to local artists for the day.

To celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee, Christine and Beavon Bates opened their beautiful lakeside garden at Coniston Lodge in Alsager village, to local artists for the day.


With views of the tranquil mere, the gardens provided the perfect backdrop for painters. A string quartet from Greenway Music entertained guests while afternoon tea was served on the lawns.


The event was part of a weekend of arts-themed activities in the village organised by Alsager Arts, a new community group that has been making strides in putting the village on Cheshires arts map.


Along with the lakeside painting day, were an open poetry competition judged by a former Cheshire Poet Laureate, childrens emblem making and a Proms-style concert at St Marys Church. It meant that the people of Alsager had plenty of cultural diversions.

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