Spring Exhibition

Just a quick reminder that the Rayleigh Art Group Spring Exhibition runs over the weekend of Saturday 8th April and Sunday 9th April 2017 at the W.I. Hall, Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh. Mark Francois MP will be opening proceedings at 10.00 am on Saturday 8th April so please make sure you are there to give your support.

Paintings for exhibit should be delivered to the W.I.Hall between 7 and 8 pm on Friday 7th April – if you have not got your entry form and labels, please contact Vicki Coppard as soon as possible.

This year there will be a selection of unframed works for sale – Watercolours should preferably be mounted, however all works should be sealed in cellophane to avoid damage (sticky finger marks).

Lastly, do not forget to tell all your friends and family about the event – last year there were over 300 visitors, so the aim this year is to top 400!! 



Hopefully all those that attended our annual Quiz Night had a really enjoyable evening last night. As usual the Quiz was prepared and run by my husband John and so as to keep up the tradition, it was suitable difficult.

We had 27 players last night, which is a really good turn out and of course makes for a more competitive evening, We only had 4 teams some of which were down as low as 6 players and others up to 8. However many people your had in your team the laughter and then concentration levels seemed to be much the same and there was plenty of both I can tell you,

Half way through the evening our Fish and Chip supper was delivered from ‘Chris’s’ shop at The Chase, Rayleigh and as always the quality was brilliant and piping hot too.

Our four teams were called Numpties whose score was 63, Rubbish at 69 points, Grey Matter at 70 and then the winners The Shiners at a grand total of 78. Well done to you all because as a goffer I can honestly say I couldn’t answer that many of the questions at all. I sit on the side and listen and some I think to myself ‘oh yes I know that one’  and sometimes I am right and then other questions I listen to and think ‘ I know nothing’ .

For those of you whose missed out last night, try coming next year, we can guarantee you a really good social evening.

Rayleigh Trinity Fair Exhibition

The original Trinity Fair ran in Rayleigh each year from 1227 to 1899.

Now on June 11th 2017, it is being revived by Haddon Events and Rayleigh Town Council. The High Street will be closed to traffic for the day and will be filled with stalls, music and other entertainment – a free event for the whole community! There will be activities at the Town Museum, Trinity Church and walks on Rayleigh Mount.

The Mill Hall will be hosting a food, craft and gift fair with over 60 stalls.

Rayleigh Art Group has been offered exhibition space in the upper room at Mill Hall. There will be no hanging fee but a 10% commission will be taken on sales and donated to charity.

Would anyone who would like to show their work on June 11th please give their name to Vicki Coppard (01268 781211). This could be a second opportunity to show any of your work which may not have sold at our April exhibition.