Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Imminent performance by CHURCHFITTERS! Saturday 17 September in Hose! Do go along!

I've been made aware of the imminent appearance of the wonderful CHURCHFITTERS folk-rock outfit at Hose in the Vale of Belvoir at 7pm on Saturday 17 September. Performing LIVE at St Michael's & All Angels Church, Hose, tickets are £12 from Hose Post Office on Tel 01949 869168.
The Churchfitters, appearing in Hose on Saturday 17 September. 
The CHURCHFITTERS have appeared all over, including at Fairport's Cropredy Convention, most recently in 2014, where Fairport's Dave Pegg says they received a standing ovation! I can vouch that they're FANTASTIC live so if you can, do go along!



Watch the CHURCHFITTERS on YouTube or visit www.churchfitters.com.

Some of you will know that I supported ValeFest, the Vale of Belvoir Festival of Live Music (and community arts!) a few years ago, a BRILLIANT concept and one which raised the bar for live music in the area which encompasses Melton Mowbray & Grantham, taking in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire.
The number & variety of genuinely excellent performers that came out of this area & the nearby cities of Leicester & Nottingham to take part in ValeFest over a period of three years, was amazing!
Alas ValeFest is no more but village festivals invariably include live music and there remains an enthusiastic audience for occasional concerts. It's good to know the legacy of ValeFest continues :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

Photos from the 23 June CANK STREET GALLERY Prize Giving Party!

Wearing the most sequined dress I could find (and leaving the shiny things all over the gallery floor!) the Cank Street Gallery Prize Giving evening on 23 June was a FABULOUS success. OK it was a couple of weeks ago now but better late than never! 
Here are my pics (thanks to Mark for taking photo instruction so well!) and THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG! Thank you all for your support, now and always!


Summer Open 2016 prize winner,
Christine Johnson-Hume
Lizzy with musician Paddy Hodgkinson

And with local artist Paul Hainsworth
Lizzy with Cank Street Gallery's Stefan
Maryam (L) with Dayle Flude, owner of
Cank Street Gallery, with Lizzy


Maryam, Dayle Flude, Lizzy & artist Jude Morrisroe

With Lizzy are L-R, Mark & Sharon Gooch & Anetha Hunte
Brother Mark took all Lizzy's photos!
(Thank you Tim for taking this pic!)
More family support: Lizzy with mum Christine
& her husband John Denoon
Leicester artist Louise Ellerington with Tim Noakes & Lizzy
Cank Street Gallery was FULL for the Prize Giving!
Journalist & drummer, Michele Witthaus, Lizzy Hewitt
& singer Anetha Hunte















Maryam & Stefan announce the prize winners!
Singer Anetha and musician, Calvin
Lizzy with Leicester artist Michelle Harrison
Calvin & Lizzy
Mark Hewitt with laughing Calvin!




Anetha, Calvin, Lizzy Hewitt & Paul with daughter Nicole


Photos from the 23 June CANK STREET GALLERY Prize Giving Party!

Wearing the most sequined dress I could find (and leaving the shiny things all over the gallery floor!) the Cank Street Gallery Prize Giving evening on 23 June was a FABULOUS success. OK it was a couple of weeks ago now but better late than never! 
Here are my pics (thanks to Mark for taking photo instruction so well!) and THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG! Thank you all for your support, now and always!


Summer Open 2016 prize winner,
Christine Johnson-Hume
Lizzy with musician Paddy Hodgkinson

And with local artist Paul Hainsworth
Lizzy with Cank Street Gallery's Stefan
Maryam (L) with Dayle Flude, owner of
Cank Street Gallery, with Lizzy


Maryam, Dayle Flude, Lizzy & artist Jude Morrisroe

With Lizzy are L-R, Mark & Sharon Gooch & Anetha Hunte
Brother Mark took all Lizzy's photos!
(Thank you Tim for taking this pic!)
More family support: Lizzy with mum Christine
& her husband John Denoon
Leicester artist Louise Ellerington with Tim Noakes & Lizzy
Cank Street Gallery was FULL for the Prize Giving!
Journalist & drummer, Michele Witthaus, Lizzy Hewitt
& singer Anetha Hunte















Maryam & Stefan announce the prize winners!
Singer Anetha and musician, Calvin
Lizzy with Leicester artist Michelle Harrison
Calvin & Lizzy
Mark Hewitt with laughing Calvin!




Anetha, Calvin, Lizzy Hewitt & Paul with daughter Nicole


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Cank Street Gallery Summer Open Expo & Prize Giving Party, 6 - 8.30pm, Thursday 23 June

It's that time of year again! Summer means gallery exhibitions & competitions and Leicester galleries are no exception!

The Cank Street Gallery has its Summer Open Exhibition from 7 June to 30 July and BIG news, my work's included! In fact (BIGGER news!) my work is featured in the Gallery window!
How cool is that?!
I was SO chuffed that I took a photo... or two...!

But before I show you the photos and my paintings included in the show, I'd also like to tell you about the Invitation Only Prize Giving Party at the gallery, 6 - 8.30pm on Thursday 23 June. So once you've voted (you are going to vote in the referendum, I hope!) come along and meet me and all the other artists featured in this year's expo!

Info about the Summer Open at Cank Street Gallery, 
                      44-46 Cank Street, Leicester LE1 5GW 
is available at www.cankstreetgallery.co.uk

And now here are the promised photos;


Cank Street Gallery, 44-46 Cank Street, Leicester LE1 5GW


Kenny Jackson of Nottingham - & yes, that's MY picture he's looking at!

Here it is again - 'Hot Turkey Night' by Lizzy Hewitt! (If you look
closely you can see the reflection of yours truly taking the photo!)
'Hot Turkey Night', a painting of Leicester's Turkey Cafe by Lizzy Hewitt, 2016. On sale at £195.
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy prominently positioned in the window.
'Turkey a la Art Nuveau' by Lizzy Hewitt, 2016, can be found inside the gallery. £195.


It'll be TERRIFIC to see you at the Summer Exhibition - so DO COME along! All the details you'll need are on the Cank Street Gallery website, which also features a WONDERFUL sketch of Leicester City supporters at the King Power Stadium!
'As Yet Untitled' print by Simon Farrow, 2016. Featured at Cank Street Gallery, Leicester.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Foxes win the League! Leicester City FC team heroes!

The people of Leicester city (which now includes the entirety of Leicestershire, if numbers are are anything to go by) were all out celebrating the AMAZING win by the Foxes of their first top-level football championship, the 2015-2016 Football League! 
It was an historic occasion so I joined the tens of thousands of enthusiastic fans watching the Champions arrive at Leicester's Victoria Park on their open-top bus, League cup, goal-scorers, managers, sponsors and all. Even the sun was suitably impressed and shone throughout a glorious day! 


WELL ACHIEVED LEICESTER FOXES!!!





















































All photos © Lizzy Hewitt.