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New exhibition inspired by local country park


An artist inspired by walks around Biddulph is mounting a show in the town.

Ian Ecclestone can be seen by early-morning dog walkers around Biddulph Country Park and has been painting the local scenery for many years. He told the Chronicle he had been wanting to mount an exhibition for a while and has finally had the opportunity thanks to
Biddulph Methodist Church and Victoria Centre (behind Sainsbury’s) for hosting it.

He said: “Art should be enjoyed by everyone. It’s refreshing to see any artist not asking people pay a ridiculous amount of money in order to simply look.”

There is a theme to the exhibition, the changing of the seasons.

He said: “I think we’re all feeling the changing of the season currently, with the cold bite of winter, so it’s nice to look at some work that reminds us all of the beauty in each season.

“The artwork mainly features locations around Biddulph Country Park that some might recognise but also shows places outside of our little town such as Croxden Abbey, a hidden
English Heritage site near Stafford.”

The gallery is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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