Wildflower Art Contest Winners

Buckingham’s first wildflower art contest has been a great success, with a truly wonderful variety of flowers chosen for the entries.

Local artist, Fiona Hancock took on the role of judge after creating watercolour illustrations for Buckingham wildflower information boards (now on display in Bourton Park.)

Selecting winners was a tough task. Fiona told us that “The variety and quality of the work submitted was outstanding. It was difficult to choose winners but the ones chosen reflect the wildflower theme and high level of art entered. All entries clearly enjoyed creating their pieces and it was a pleasure to view them all.”

The adult winners were:

  • Carmen Carreira, with a watercolour of Buckinghamshire and Chiltern Gentian
  • Laura Bentley with a freehand machine embroidery and appliqué Moon [Ox-eye] Daisy.
  • Highly commended was Amy Godfrey with a bold and colourful digital art wildflower posey with cow parsley at its centre.

Carmen’s detailed painting will be printed on the cover of the Summer 2021 edition of Buckingham Town Matters. Laura told us “I am really overwhelmed to be one of the ones chosen. I love where we live and this is nice way to celebrate it.”

Entries from young people were judged separately, and a fantastic selection of entries were received. The winners were:

  • Evie Hurman-Ball and Renata Kapinos, both from The Buckingham School with water colour entries. Evelyn’s piece focused on a bee landing on a flower, while Renata chose to paint a small poser of wildflowers including grasses.
  • Highly Commended was Amelie King (The Buckingham School) for her expressive watercolour of poppies and Akanksha Bathula (Royal Latin School) who drew a detailed study of lupins.

All the winning entries received Green Buckingham water bottles, donated by Buckinghamshire Recycles to support projects that encourage recycling and the protection of local green spaces.

Plans are in motion to create a display of the winning entries in Buckingham at the Old Goal Museum and Tourist Information Centre.

Adult Category

Young People Category

Thursday at the Fringe

 
Youth Project
This joint project between the Buckingham School and the Royal Latin School has been running for more than 10 years. The two schools come together to produce an evening of art and drama – this years theme is ‘Community’ and the students have been working to create an absorbing night open to all members of the project to enjoy.
Last year’s performance was highly rated by our Town Mayor who left a glowing review.
From 7pm tonight, 19th July, at the Buckingham School, Buckingham

Buckingham Acoustic Club regulars Safari Boots performing at Music in the Market 2018

Buckingham Acoustic Club

The Woolpack pub hosts Buckingham Acoustic Club in their front room. The club that has been running for more than 15 years and showcases an incredibly diverse group of performers; from local performers and songwriters that are just beginning their journey to semi-professional guitarists and singers.

From 8:30pm tonight , 19th July, at the Woolpack, Well Street, Buckingham