The Wednesday Group

19th – 25th July 2017

Alwyn Wilson,  Ann Arkell,  Ann Butler,  Basil Comely,  Carole Krakowiak, Christine Hoson, David Ash,  David Edwards,  Jennie Stewart, Jim Bover,  Mary Cooper and Sheila Burcombe.

  • Our group was founded originally by John Gransmore as a watercolour art class. Once John retired it gradually evolved to become a gathering of 12 amateur watercolour artists who enjoy the chance to paint in a small group of likeminded friends and meet weekly at St Paul’s Church Hall, Shurdington. We invite local artists along on a regular basis to both inspire us and inject some fresh techniques into our paintings.
    We are retired and took up art as a hobby we had always had an interest in, but not enough time to pursue whilst working. Our members come from a mixture of different backgrounds, including farming, teaching, dentistry and architect to the cathedral, to mention a few. Some of us have travelled to far-flung parts of the world, others have always lived and worked in the UK. We really enjoy the friendship and interaction the group generates.
    We exhibit our work approximately every two years at the Gardens Gallery and enjoy the feedback we receive from the members of the public and friends who visit the exhibition.

Open Daily 10am-5pm

Entry free




The Gardens were originally developed in the early 1800's and its centrepiece is the Bandstand.

Facing the Bandstand is the Proscenium Building where we now have our Gallery.

Follow for a history of the gardens and for information about Friends of the Bandstand and Gardens(FOMBAG).


  1. There is wheelchair access to the gallery from the path between the tennis courts and the gallery.
  2. For exhibitors delivering their work, there is a locked bollard to be removed at the gardens entrance. See link below for details.
  3. Unfortunately, there is no disabled parking in the gardens.
  4. Exhibitors should take care to design their exhibition layout with wheelchair use in mind.

For full information about accessibility, please follow this link:


 Typical annual foot-fall is 22000.

If we take out the impact of Festivals then the weekly average is 400 per week.

This varies according to the variables of weather, social media, networking, number of artists, and the appeal of the Exhibition


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