30th Anniversary Celebrations
The Trust celebrated its 30th anniversary on the 7 and 8 July 2012 and as we think that images can often tell more about an event than just words we thought we'd show you just a selection of what our photographer captured over the weekend.
The weekend was the highlight in the Trust’s year of celebrations. Its programme offered many varied events, in which there were fun activities to suit all ages; entertaining group games, interesting garden tours, try outs of outdoor art and crafts, food foraging, trips to the retreat centre, poetry readings to listen to and join in with mindfulness sessions.
Despite appalling weather on the first day, over the weekend visitors were able to try canoeing, taste cheese and wine, watch an expert wood carver and take part, view a specially curated exhibition of over 35 paintings by the Polish painter Zdzislaw Ruszkowski, see work from local contemporary artists and listen to great live music.
Indoors, we had several exhibits so that visitors could add their stories, thoughts and memories about Sharpham that contributed towards an exciting immersive journey of the past, present and future of the Trust.
One exhibit was a timeline exploring the growth of the Trust from 1982 to 2012. An avenue of trees was created in the formal Music Room as part of this Timeline. The trees represented 30 years of the Sharpham Trust and helped to close the gap between the natural world and people. The trees were generously loaned to Sharpham by New Wood Trees, a specialist nursery in nearby Stoke Gabriel.