Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Now seeking entrants for the 2011 MuralFest!

Entries invited for murals based on the following poem by John Lindsay.

At Haven's side by Prestongrange
Where the Baltics berthed by night
You might hear the yell of the Hoi-Hoi man
Or the knock of a Poltersprite.
You could swim from the stranded Topaz hulk
Whence a voice from the Follets' denShrilled:-
"It's no weel moored! It's no weel moored!
It'll ne'er be moored again!"
 John Lindsay for Muralfest 2011

NOTES : "The Haven" was a place that caught the imagination of local bairns. Topaz was the last sailboat of any size to use Morrison's Haven - it never escaped the silted harbour and was buried when the Haven was filled with rubble in the 1950's.  In its prime the Haven was regularly used by Scandinavian and other Baltic traders and foreign sailors on alcohol would no doubt produce strange noises from these boats of a night!

Key dates:
Mon 16 May - Closing date for entries (sent to Tom Ewing, 122 Inchview North,  Prestonpans, EH32 9SE - please include a contact number)
Six competitors will be selected

Fri 3 June - from 4pm - Preparatory drawing (optional), Cuthill Park

Sat 4 June - 9am-7pm - MuralFest, Cuthill Park

Sun 5 June - 9am-6pm - MuralFest, Cuthill Park

Sun 5 June - 7pm - Prizes, Prestoungrange Gothenburg

  • Competition open to entrants aged 18 and over.
  • Murals will be painted in cuthill park in prestonpans on 4 by 8 ft boards mounted on the prestongrange bowling club wall.
  • Dimensions for sketches are 1 up and 2 across, ie, 8 inches by 16 inches maximum.
  • Paints will be provided but artists must bring their own brushes.
  • Prizes are £200 to each competitor chosen for the comp. plus 2 top prizes of £200 for 2nd and £400 for 1st.
Best of luck.
Tom Ewing

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