COUGHTON Court is set to see art on site all summer with the arrival of its artist in residence.

Fine art graduate Dawn Harris will be inviting visitors into the National Trust property throughout August to craft their own sections of bunting, which will be added to a long line of celebration running throughout Coughton Court.

She said: “This is a really exciting project. I plan to work with volunteers, art students from local schools and visitors during my time at the Court. By the end of it, we will have created a body of work that reflects the remarkable women of Coughton; their history and their home.”

The activities are all part of the first ever year of ‘Coughton Arts’ a scheme which the property hopes will celebrate the arts through music, poetry, theatre and exhibitions in Coughton Court. Already the property has seen classical music performances, poetry readings and contemporary art exhibitions.

The gardens will also get their share of art with Cheltenham based artist Anne Bate-Williams, who will be in the covered courtyard, working on a collage inspired by this year’s theme of ‘Coughton Women’.

The two artists join a new Art Wall exhibition of works by David Carson Shaw, poetry in the gardens and outdoor theatre, to make a full compliment of creativity for the season.

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