Art Crawl dates

Thame Town Hall, by James Taylor

Following the success of last year’s event, the Thame Arts and Literature Festival is once again increasing the spectrum of Arts on offer with the return of Thame Art Crawl. Festival-goers will have the chance to stroll around Thame between events, to explore 12 different venues hosting pop-up arts exhibitions around the town centre.

This year the event between October 18-21 features the work of British sculptor and printmaker Jeremy James, who ranks as one of the foremost ceramic sculptors of his generation. Boasting a 1st class Honours Degree in Fine Art, and a Masters Degree in Ceramics, Jeremy works mainly with clay, exploring his subject matter – be they hares, crows, pigs or cockerels – with a freedom that gives his work an extra edge, straddling the great divide between crafts and fine art. Jeremy will be holding talks and demonstrations in the Augustus John Room at The Spread Eagle hotel at 11.30am and 3pm, with an open exhibition in between.

More than 23 other artists will be on show across 12 venues around the town centre. Between them these talented artists bring to Thame a remarkable collection including paintings, pottery, photography, fused glass, sculptures and more. Alongside this there are demonstrations and events throughout the weekend giving residents and visitors the opportunity to get the creative juices flowing and participate.

Pablo Picasso said ‘The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls’, and who are we to argue? So pick up a Thame Art Crawl map from participating venues or The Town Hall, and enjoy a weekend of soul-cleansing culture on your doorstep.

Event dates: October 18-21. More information at or follow Facebook or Instagram at thameartcrawl.

October 8, 2018