Lacock

The day the churches shut up shop

Image: St Cyriac’s Church, Lacock, 24th March 2020. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. This week, the churches closed. The coronavirus spreads worldwide, and in line with a governmental announcement curbing all social gatherings on the 23rd of March, the Church of England confirmed the closure of all church buildings on the 24th. There are so many …

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Picturing the Peacock Arts Trail

Image: Remembrance Rood Screen and Scriptorium by Sheona Beaumont, paintings by Victoria Cleverly, drawings by pupils of Lacock Primary School. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. From the 5th to the 13th October, I’ve been busy exhibiting and curating an exhibition in St Cyriac’s Church, Lacock, as part of the Peacock Arts Trail 2019. We’ve had a …

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Lent and soul patience

Lent started on the 6th March. I went to an Ash Wednesday service at St Anne’s Bowden Hill (Wilts), got the cross marked on my head and remembered that I am dust. This Lent, I’m putting my foreground research in the background, and committing my time to a church project for Lacock and Bowden Hill. …

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Lacock Remembers

Image: Lacock Remembers poppy installation, 2018. Photograph by Sheona Beaumont. Remembrance Sunday 2018 sees commemorations across the world, remembering the end of the First World War 100 years ago. I’ve been involved in a community project at St Cyriac’s Lacock, ‘In Remembrance and Hope: Lacock Remembers’. The project saw local leaders Rachael McHenry and Jane …

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Landing in Lacock

Image: Lacock Abbey 2003 and 2015. Photographs by Adam Beaumont. As I write my 100th blog post, it seems a fitting time to pause for reflection on my directions past, present and future. This summer I moved with my husband and two children to the village of Lacock, Wiltshire. I leave behind 20 years of …

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