Preparations are well underway for this year’s Summer at the Beach, which brings together an eclectic mix of artistic talent as part of the Cambridge Open Studios event along with a range of local creative and community activities, during the first three weekends in July.
Each year, Summer at the Beach adds exciting new events and activities that attract people from the local community and the wider area. This year’s event, which is being held at Waterbeach Barracks for the fourth year running, will include:
Last year, the 50 metres long terrace area that used to store the Royal Engineers’ vehicles, was transformed into the largest single art insultation in the Cambridge Open Studios event. The buildings, which are very evocative of their period, were a focal point that sparked many people’s imagination and it will be interesting to see how they are utilised at this year’s event.
On the ground outside the garages, local artists painted a life-size silhouette of a Lancaster using 70 litres of white emulsion paint. A life-size Spitfire was also painted on the ground and visitors of all ages where invited to add their artist talents.
Gideon Pain, local artist and event coordinator, said: “Summer at the Beach is becoming a well-established community event that attracts more diverse and exciting creative talents from within the Waterbeach area each year. There’s something for the whole family to enjoy, whatever their interests, and we’re planning to bring back some old favourites as well as new activities to this year’s event.”
If you live locally and have an artistic or creative talent you would like to showcase at this year’s event, contact Gideon Pain at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information on this year’s events are available on the Summer at the Beach website www.summeratthebeach.co.uk.