The Twin Trees Heywood, Artwork & Society Pageant 2021, took position in the gorgeous placing of Ballinakill Village & Heywood Gardens, Co. Laois, involving August 19th and 22nd. The occasion was a celebration of, and prospect to emphasize, the history and heritage of the previous Constitution village, and the exquisite Lutyens built formal yard, at Heywood Demesne.

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The Three Working day Tutored En Plein Air, was but once more an incredible achievements, with artists arriving in Ballinakill, from all over Ireland, a lot of for the pretty very first time but not the previous.
Working day 1 on Thursday August 19th, was established in the astounding Heywood Gardens, which is a certainly superb spot to chill out and expend a day portray.
In spite of a minimal rain all through the early early morning, the working day brightened up and the team had been even blessed with some glorious sunshine. It was an awesome sight to see the attractive formal gardens dotted with artists, each depicting their distinctive watch, in their individual specific fashion.

On day two, the artists headed to the woodlands and lakesides of Heywood Demesne, and however were followed fairly before long thereafter by some appalling weather conditions.

“We have been bowled in excess of by the determination of the artists, not to succumb to the factors, even when the most carefully considered shelters sooner or later capitulated to the rain,” stated the festival organisers.

“It was inspiring to check out some of the amazing artworks that ended up made, in this kind of definitely difficult disorders!”.

Day three dawned brighter, and finer, and the artists headed for Ballinakill Village. As our festival’s Guided Historic Walk of the previous Constitution village acquired underway, we passed them active at do the job, at a number of vantage points, together the picturesque streets. Fortunately the day held high-quality, albeit for a single major downpour.

The Previous University Group Corridor housed the exhibition of the artist’s is effective from the earlier two day’s painting, and both turnout and purchases of artwork were substantial.

At nearby Gills Pond, the angling level of competition for the Lutyens Cup, run in affiliation with Ballinakill Angling Club, was hotly contested, and our congratulations to the winner, John O’ Gorman, and to Noel Shanks Stapleton and Jimbob Fitzpatrick, who concluded in second and 3rd places.

On Sunday 22nd of August, our competition arrived to a near, with a stress-free session of  Yoga In Heywood Gardens, with Simon Rogers of Blackhill Woods Retreat. It was a genuinely gorgeous way to conclusion a lovely four times, as they had started out, in the stunning environment of Edwin Lutyens’ Heywood Gardens. 

“We are previously looking ahead to our 2022 event, and have set the dates for our pageant, which will choose place, all through Heritage Week, from August 18th – 21st, with tickets now on sale for our 3 Day Tutored En Plein Air, and Yoga In Heywood Gardens!” reported the festival organisers.

See www.TwinTrees.ie for all the particulars.