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Art Alive in 2008

Twelve iconic churches were chosen to showcase the skills of modern artists and craftspeople keeping traditions alive and to get the public involved. The idea of the project was to promote skills, get people to locations they hadn't been to before, involved the local community, and get people out of their cars and onto bike or feet to explore the diverse countryside that Norfolk has to offer. The Diocese of Norwich in conjunction with the District Councils of Breckland, Broadland and South Norfolk and the Norfolk Arts Partnership worked together to arrange and promote the event.

The Churches chosen were:
Churches in Broadland
- SS Andrew & Peter, Blofield: Composer: Terry Mann; Poets from New Writing Partnership
- St John the Baptist, Reedham: Flint Knapper Bodger Hodgson
- St Mary with St Lawrence, South Walsham: The Sacristan’s Garden. Herbalist Neil Storey
Churches in South Norfolk
- St Mary, Burgh St Peter: Tony Hoare, Cley Reed Panels and Norfolk Reed Association
- St Ethelbert, Thurton: John Bardell, Stained Glass maker
- All Saints, Hethel: Organist: Elizabeth Sears, Countryside Rangers from South Norfolk Council
- All Saints, Welbourne: Worstead Weavers; Sandra Barker, Basket Maker
Churches in Breckland
- SS Peter and Paul, East Harling ( with All Saints, W Harling Churches Conservation Trust) : Maz Jackson, artist in tempera
- St Peter, Merton: Story teller Paul Jackson; Brass exhibition and rubbing: Martin Stutchfield.
- All Saints, Necton: Wood carver: Andy Hibberd
- St Mary’s, Houghton on the Hill: Conservationist: Andrea Kirkham
A Church in Norwich: St George’s Colegate: Stone Carver David Holgate

Burgh St Peter

Vahni Capildeo - Poet

John Bardell Stained Glass artist

Art Alive Launch

Worstead Weavers

Welborne Church

Sandra Barker - Basket maker

Sandra Barker - Basket maker

Tony Hoare - Thatcher and Reed Panel maker

Tony Hoare - Thatcher and Reed Panel maker