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Newsletter 26-07-18

Hertford Arts Hub
26 Jul 2018

Golden Cow by Alan Davie

Let us Leap was a community-based festival in June to introduce you to Hertford Arts Hub. We hosted a vibrant programme of visual art, music, literature and educational activity to celebrate the town’s art, culture and people. This was inspired by the work of the painter; poet and musician Alan Davie (1920-2014) celebrated as the first twentieth century British artist to develop an expressive form of abstraction. For over 50 years he worked from his home and studio in nearby Rush Green.
As well as making highly improvisatory paintings, Davie also practised as poet and jazz musician. Let Us Leap brought together contemporary artists and performers exploring creative expression in new and contemporary ways.

It was stunning to see such a wonderful response to all the events and welcome over 1000 visitors and participants to the weekend. Due to the popularity of the exhibition we will be extending the show until late autumn. You will be able to experience what will become the new Hertford Arts Hub gallery with photographs, the architect’s model and of course the magnificent artworks.

Golden Cow by Alan Davie

Image: Golden Cow 1964 Lent by White Hart Developments 

Your Invitation

We would like to invite you to an informal gathering at The Hertford Brewery at Hartham Lane, Hertford.

Friday 10th August: 6pm – 7.30pm: meet for wine, nibbles and a tour.
Saturday 11th August: 10.30am – 12: meet for coffee and pastries and a tour.

You will have the chance to tour the site discuss your ideas and meet the team. We will be launching our Membership at these gatherings.

*Please confirm by email your preferred date.

Volunteer Scheme

We would like to extend our team to keep the gallery open, secure and vibrant and to lend a hand with specialised tasks and forthcoming events. If you can offer help or professional skills in marketing, design, are interested in Hertford town and its history or simply want to be in the presence of great art, please send an email to to enquire or discuss at the gathering dates.

Community space – Call out

We want to offer an opportunity for creative groups and organisations to pitch for the space of the Hertford Brewery to use at the weekends. This can be in the form of an exhibition, performance or demonstrations, all ideas welcome, send your pitch to

We are now programming our events up to January 2019 so please check regularly.

Hertford Arts Hub is registered not for profit organisation company number 10436402

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