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Footprint of the Abbey

Saturday 11th February - Sunday 21st May 2017

Exhibition by Areté Visual Arts supporting the Final Chapter of the Rescue Our Ruins Appeal 11th February – 21st May 2017*

In February 2016, when the abbey launched the Final Chapter to raise the last £100,000 needed to complete the conservation, this group of local artists immediately gave their support and the Footprint of the Abbey project began.

The exhibition will include paintings, sculpture and mixed media assemblages and this high quality work will be available to buy to boost the appeal.

The artists taking part are:-

Fay Hutchcroft, Patricia Gould, Hilary Arnold, Caroline Bacon, Lesley Featherstone, Alessandra Alexandroff, Anabel Ludovici Gray, Jane Paterson, Vicky Sander, Alex Pritchard, Kate Cochrane, Caroline Wyndham andJackie Henderson

*Normal admission applies

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We are committed to making the abbey and events held at the abbey accessible to everyone. We may provide disabled ticket holders (who would be unable to attend without a PA - personal assistant / carer / essential companion) with a ticket at no additional cost for their PA, if they are in receipt of one of the following:

  • Middle or Higher rate DLA for care and/or mobility
  • Receipt of Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
  • Evidence of being severely sight impaired
  • CredAbility Access Card (+1 category requirement), see
  • A recognised Assistance Dog ID Card

If you do not have any of the above evidence but are unable to attend the abbey without a PA you are welcome to post or email copies of any additional evidence that supports your application. Applications are judged on a case-by-case basis. Tickets for events are sold on a first come, first served basis.

If the event is organised by an external organisation, the above will not necessarily apply and you will need to liaise directly with the organisers. If you wish to contact the organisers please contact and we will put you in touch.

How to apply

Please call our shop on 01458 831631 and arrange to either show the relevant documents in person or to email or post copies.