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I would like to thank all of you who have completed one or more squares for Eynsham’s very own Community Quilt Project (Eynsham’s Journey through Covid-19). I am impressed by your creativity in choosing the topics, which include: slogans and symbols of the crisis; emotional responses (e.g. fear, hope, love); activities (e.g. walking, baking); nature (e.g. birds, flowers, animals).
Currently, we have over 60 squares, but I know that some of you are still working on your masterpieces. Since we entered the second phase of the lockdown, I would like to invite and encourage you to join in, continue working on or do another one of these embroidered squares. I am hopeful that we would be able to create least 100 squares, which when put together should form an impressive tapestry.
When you hand in your artwork (18 Shakespeare Road) please do not forget to provide a short story/description about your creation, your name and your age (if you do not mind). I cannot wait to see your work! Marta Biro
The Village Scarecrow Festival
The Village Scarecrow Festival was a fantastic success, with over 40 scarecrows appearing around the village. We were amazed by the creativity, and it was a joy to walk around our beautiful village and spot surprises in front gardens, on roofs and even up scaffolding! It was so hard to choose just one winner, so our panel of judges picked three, which you can see in the Gallery above:
Best local scarecrow - Morris Dancer on Beech road
Funniest scarecrow - Lockdown Lucy on Spareacre Lane
Most topical scarecrow - Captain Tom on Evans Road
Thank you so much to everyone who participated! If you enjoyed it, too, please consider making a small donation to the pre-school, and we look forward to running the event again next year! - Eynsham Pre-School
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