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Events in 2022-2023

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Xmas Bazaar 2023

Saturday 2 - Thursday 7 December
Late Night Opening on 7 December
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by Tom Edenbrow
Friday 24 November -
Tuesday 28 November

Opening Night
Friday 24 - 6.30pm-9.30pm

Saturday 25 - Tuesday 28

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17-22 November



C.G. Michaels
Gemma Oakley

An Exhibition exploring the folklore, creatures & rituals of the landscape.
Join us for:

  • Private View - Friday 27 October 6-9

  • Eerie Essex On the Road - Saturday 28 October 10-6.

  • Ritual Items Workshop - Sunday 29 October 1-3

  • Halloween Late Night opening Tuesday 31 October 6-9

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Eliza Kentridge
Tasting Menu


Open Evening

Friday 20 October 6-9pm


Saturday 21 - Tuesday 24 October


Sue Bennett and Di Humphreys
'Paintings And Other Stuff'

12-16 October 2023

Meet the Artists
14 October from 12-4pm

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Anthony Jones
Sunday 1 October to Saturday 7 October 2023
10.30-4.30 every day.

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OVAID Charity Exhibition - Bank Holiday Weekend
Many thanks to all the artists who donated work.
We made over £4000 this year for orangutans.

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During Covid artists altered their way of working.  Some went into a dormant state, others worked furiously.  Jean Munro McCarthy and Jean McNeil met in the garden to work on paintings together.  Not just side by side, but on the same large piece of paper,  brush strokes and mark-making responding to each other’s.  They aimed not just to share ideas but to fully collaborate, in the hope of breaking free from the constraints of previous style and method.

Friday 11 August - Sunday 13 August
Open Evening Friday 11 - 6.30pm-8.30pm

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This event has also been created to raise funds for Create (Arts), a leading UK arts charity that uses creative arts to "connect, empower, inspire and upskill society's most disadvantaged and vulnerable people".The Takeover Team are so excited to share all the amazing new work with Essex and contribute towards the ever-growing , ever-valuable and ever-enriching field of youth arts!

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A mixed media exhibition by five local artists:
Josephine English
Theresa Chiam
Georgina Lorton
Louise Renshaw
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Their work comes together with their united use of gorgeous aqueous colours and strong flowing forms.

From Friday 21 - Friday 28 July 

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Two shows presented by Phil Davis

'The Right Stuff'
23rd-29th June
Dick Mayhew
Our Forgotten Pop Artist
30th June-6th July
Then & Now

Exhibition of painting, collage and folding screens

from Kate Lammin

17 June - 22 June




Open Evening

17 June 6pm-8pm

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Summer Siftings...

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Poetry at Old Grocery
Thursday 15 June 2023

Peter Ualrig Kennedy
Antony Johae
7.30 for 8pm start
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Old Grocery  working alongside Open Gardens and the Wivenhoe Diversity Group to present this exciting show.

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A collection of work from four local artists

Saturday 6 May to Monday 8 May
11am - 5pm

An Exhibition of Paintings and Prints of Sea, River & Estuary

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Thursday 27 April
Monday 1 May 10
Open Evening Thursday 27 April 6pm-8pm 

Tilly Hawkins

Exhibition extended to cover 3 weekends in April
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Easter Holidays Creative Activity for children.

Create your own folded books.

Make your own concertina, flag and lotus sketchbooks

Tuesday 4 April  1pm-4pm

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Paint your own talisman at this one of a kind workshop.

With Jane Stewart.

Friday 24 March 2pm-5pm

Old Grocery and Jane Stewart presented
a Tunnel Book Workshop
3 March 1.00

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Jane Stewart and Old Grocery
presented a successful Valentines paper modelling workshop on Saturday 11 February

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Friday 3rd February to Thursday 9th February 2023
10am-5pm every day
Open Evening - Friday 3rd February 6pm-9pm

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Tony Stallard, Jon Paul Ladd, Kay Stallard, Jack Wilmott & 10a.pllaces

Old Grocery presents a new show to brighten up the bleak days of winter

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Christmas Decorations

Old Grocery was Number 3 on the Wivenhoe Art Trail
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Friday 25, Saturday 26, Sunday 27 November 2022

Coming up soon

Poets Reading
Thursday 24 November 2022

Leslie Bell, Michael Vince & John Greening

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... in Rose Gold Days
A Poetry Evening

Join us for an evening of Poetry on Friday 18 November at Old Grocery. 7pm start.

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Unseen Landscapes

A very successful exhibition from Jack, Bethan, Jos and Elena. 
Many thanks to all the visitors and well wishers who came to see the show over its two week run. And a special thanks to those who bought a piece of this wonderful art work.

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Well done to all the children who entered the art competition.
The winners' work will be exhibited in the doorway of Old Grocery until Friday 11 November.


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A wonderful show from Natalie Eldred

from 8-16 October 2022

Julien Holley

A successful show featuring his recent work ran from 29  September to 6 October.

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15-18 September

Simon, Ruth & Noah Carter created an exciting show of paintings, drawings, film and art objects


A wonderful example of Wivenhoe coming together to make things happen. Chelsea Duce raised over £3000 for Ovaid thanks to the donations from 28 local artists and the art loving public.


A Charity Art Sale for 


Art by Jean McNeil

A range of beautiful work.
Purchase pieces at very affordable prices (10% to 20% of the normal gallery price), with the happy knowledge that all proceeds will be going to GREENPEACE.

A great success with over £2000 raised for Greenpeace

Saturday 20 August


Sunday 21 August


Meet the Artist Jane Stewart

A great success

Old Grocery hosted this event on Thursday 14 July.
Jane Stewart discussed her work and the things that drive her to create with a very appreciative audience.

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 Jubilee Bank holiday weekend.

A wonderful array of products from creatives and makers. The Pop-Up was well received by the Wivenhoe community and we're looking forward to seeing Quarters Home again.

From 13th May to 15th May

Our exhibition from Wivenhoe Print Workshop members during the Wivenhoe Art Trail.

It was wonderful to see so many visitors over a very busy weekend.


Old Grocery Art Space has seasonal exhibits, special exhibits, and at times traveling exhibits. We provide a creative space in Wivenhoe, celebrating art and diversity. Exhibition space for individual artists and groups. Make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming events by keeping an eye on our web page.

See below for what to expect through 2022.

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Old Grocery, 48 High Street, Wivenhoe

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