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Join in the the World War One centenary commemorations

Watford Observer:

9:31am Monday 4th August 2014

Take a candle to Harpenden War Memorial to join in on a special tribute to the sacrifices paid by those who took up arms.

Artist goes it alone with first solo exhibition

Watford Observer:

8:20am Saturday 2nd August 2014

Colour, movement and the interaction caused by these two elements in a constantly changing environment are explored in a new exhibition, What Do You See?, at Harrow Arts Centre.

Wish you were here...! Watford Museum's postcard competition winners are revealed

Watford Observer:

11:40am Friday 1st August 2014

Wish you were here...! Watford Museum's postcard competition winners are revealed

Rare World War One documents available to the public at the RAF Museum

Watford Observer:

10:16am Friday 1st August 2014

Rare World War One documents available to the public at the RAF Museum

St Albans Cathedral marks WWI Centenary

Watford Observer:

4:38pm Thursday 31st July 2014

An exhibition will open at St Albans Cathedral this Friday, launching a programme of events commemorating the centenary of World War One.

Get ready for the Barnet Guild of Artists' Summer Exhibition

Watford Observer:

5:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Get ready for the Barnet Guild of Artists' Summer Exhibition

Award-winning Hatfield artist exhibiting at St Albans Musum

Watford Observer:

2:47pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

An award-winning Hatfield artist is holding her first major exhibition at St Albans Museum.

David snaps a winner on the Amalfi Coast

Watford Observer:

4:45pm Monday 14th July 2014

The winners of the Bushey Festival Photography Competition have been announced

Watford Observer readers' top five comic book characters

Watford Observer:

4:33pm Monday 14th July 2014

Ahead of Watford's first comic-con, Watford Observer readers have voted for their top five comic book characters

East Finchley's artists open their doors to you

Watford Observer:

3:46pm Thursday 10th July 2014

East Finchley's artists open their doors to you for this year's Open House Weekends

Ahead of Watford Comic Con: Who is the Ultimate Comic Book Character?

Watford Observer:

1:30pm Monday 7th July 2014

The London Comic Con may have been and gone, but don’t be disheartened fan boys and girls, there’s a new convention in town. Watford town to be specific.

A moment of peace

Watford Observer:

3:38pm Friday 4th July 2014

Last Saturday, Sarah Munro, a 29-year-old class teacher at Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School in Bushey, took home the Richard Harrington Art Challenge Cup. She tells Friday, in her own words, how it felt to win and where the inspiration for her painting, Just For A Moment, came from.

Ross brings a star quality to the WAAF summer exhibition at intu shopping centre

Watford Observer:

3:44pm Friday 4th July 2014

Ross Collins is one of the artists exhibiting at the Watford Area Arts Forum exhibition at intu shopping centre

Renos' views of London

Watford Observer: Renos' views of London

3:00pm Sunday 29th June 2014

Barnet artist Renos Lavithis exhibits his London artworks at the Gallery in the Crypt in Trafalgar Square

See skulls, bulldogs and clowns at Hatfield House

Watford Observer: Sculpture By Gin Durham

12:20pm Thursday 26th June 2014

The event runs from July 4-6 at Hatfield House

Stitch in time

Watford Observer: Headstone Manor and Harrow Museum are hosting sewing workshops

10:00am Sunday 22nd June 2014

Do you have an interest in historical arts? Are you handy with a needle and thread? Would you like to learn how to make a piece of stunning period work?

An exhibition to commemorate the people of Barnet who gave their lives in the Great War

Watford Observer: The New Barnet memorial triptych, formerly of the Margaret Road School

10:00am Saturday 21st June 2014

Barnet Museum opens an exhibition to commemorate the people of Barnet who gave their lives in World War One

Step back in time and experience 100 years of Elstree Studios' history

Watford Observer: The exhibition is at the museum at 96 Shenley Road

3:35pm Thursday 19th June 2014

A new exhibition opens at Borehamwood Community Museum to celebrate 100 years of Elstree Studios

Anna's modern pastiche of an Old Master

Watford Observer: An Allegory of Modern Marriage

6:40pm Sunday 15th June 2014

Former Abbots Langley artist Anna Grayson has a photograph on display in the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Thinking inside the box

Watford Observer: Summertime (Kenwood House)

10:00am Sunday 15th June 2014

A new exhibition, Glass Cathedrals, at Catto Gallery in Hampstead features shadowbox sculptures of north London scenes

Give peace a glance

5:00pm Saturday 14th June 2014

The entries for the Richard Harrington Literature and Art Challenge are in - and the contestants need your vote!

Naomi launches her first collection of T-shirt designs

Watford Observer: Naomi Tuffery

12:40am Saturday 14th June 2014

Naomi launches her first collection of T-shirt designs

New sculptures celebrate Watford's cultural and social heritage

Watford Observer: One of Luke Perry's sculptures, which will be unveiled on June 9th

3:41pm Monday 9th June 2014

The Colne River Sculpture Trail celebrates Watford's cultural and social heritage

Deborah Azzopardi to appear at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead

Watford Observer: BBrrrinnng

1:13pm Monday 9th June 2014

Deborah Azzopardi to appear at the Affordable Art Fair in Hampstead

Hertfordshire's countryside caught on camera

Watford Observer: Elizabeth Debenham with her photographs in the Pavilion Gallery

4:04pm Monday 9th June 2014

Watford photographer Elizabeth Debenham is having an exhibition of her wildlife photographs at Chenies Manor's Pavilion Gallery

Buy an elephant to save the species in the wild

Watford Observer: Sheara Abrahams with Razzle Dazzle

1:32pm Monday 9th June 2014

Borehamwood costume designer and illustrator Sheara Abrahams wants you to buy her elephant Razzle Dazzle to raise funds for the Asian Elephant Foundation

Affordable Art Fair director Romy Westwood gives her tips on how to buy art

Watford Observer: Pierre Francois Grimaldi, Oeil, French Art Studio

1:26pm Monday 9th June 2014

Affordable Art Fair director Romy Westwood gives her tips on how to buy art

Sophie paints on old curtains and trousers!

Watford Observer: Jouy, 118x108, acrylic on old Toile de Jouy

10:00am Sunday 1st June 2014

Watford artist Sophie Cordery's new exhibition, States of Siege, opens at Amanartis studios

Step inside artists’ studios

Watford Observer: The Apple Core Beatles

10:30am Saturday 31st May 2014

Just over a week remains until artists open their homes for the seventh annual Harrow Open Studios.

Watford's heritage captured in art

Watford Observer: One of Luke Perry's sculptures, which will be unveiled on June 9th

3:00pm Sunday 25th May 2014

A new exhibition at Watford Museum reveals details of an exciting new sculpture trail along the Colne River corridor

Chocks away for a new exhibition at the RAF Museum

Watford Observer: Mabblethorpe’s Last Combat

10:55am Thursday 22nd May 2014

Biggles and Chums is a new exhibition at the RAF Museum in Hendon of paintings of WW1

Strong, sassy pin-up girls on show in new exhibition

Watford Observer: The Art of Des Taylor

5:22pm Thursday 15th May 2014

Watford artist Des Taylor holds a new exhibition of his retro, pin-up girl artwork at Artistsmeet in Rickmansworth

Out of the darkness - an exhibition of works by Holocaust survivors

Watford Observer: Vera Kovacs, Huguette Cukier, Marianne Hellman, teacher Barbara Jackson, Gerald Hellman, Ina Fryer, Martha Tauber, Alicia Gornowski

10:00am Friday 2nd May 2014

Out of Darkness is an exhibition of artworks by Holocaust survivors at the London Jewish Cultural Centre in Golders Green

Well-drawn boy

Watford Observer: The Chess Players by Herkomer

10:37am Tuesday 29th April 2014

Bushey Museum opens its new exhibition, Drawn from the Herkomer School

Middlesex Uni students go freestyle

Watford Observer: Middlesex Uni students go freestyle

4:00pm Saturday 26th April 2014

Restricted Space is an exhibition of works by students of Middlesex University, at cre8 Lifestyle Centre

New art at Stephens House

Watford Observer: Members of the North London Artist Network

10:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Members of the North London Artist Network exhibit their work at Stephens House in Finchley

A swan song to art

12:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Watford artist Phil Hinsley is holding his last exhibition in the pop-up gallery in Charter Place

Capturing our local landscapes

Watford Observer: One of Joy Thomson's prints

12:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Artists Joy Thomson and Kathy Foster exhibit their rural and urban landscapes at Chenies Manor's Pavilion Gallery

Could the next Portrait Artist of the Year hail from Watford?

Watford Observer: Frank Skinner and Joan Bakewell return to present the popular art show

12:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Calling all Watford artists! Sky Arts wants to hear from you for the 2014 Portrait Artist of the Year TV show

Naked ladies on dinosaurs and giant falcons among fantastical sculptures on display at Hatfield House

Watford Observer: Seedpod Fountain by David Goode

11:02am Wednesday 9th April 2014

Colin Baker and Rory Bremner have helped unveil The Great British Sculpture Show at Hatfield House

Feel the rhythms of the landscape at new exhibition

Watford Observer: Casares Hill

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Radlett artist Raina Goran holds an exhibition, Rhythms of the Landscape, at the Radlett Centre

Get a sneak peek at Herkomer's private album

Watford Observer: Get a sneak peek at Herkomer's private album

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

The private photo album of Bushey's most famous son, Hubert von Herkomer, goes on display at Bushey Museum

Artists and writers of Watford, give peace a chance

Watford Observer: Nominate dedicated residents in village awards

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Entries are needed for the 2014 Richard Harrington Literature and Art Challenge

Best of Herts' artists

Watford Observer: Sculpture by Arabella Nock

9:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Don't miss the Artistsmeet Open Exhibition 2014 at Watersmeet in Rickmansworth

Images of Christ

Watford Observer: Artist Jonathan Hutchins is currently showing a series of images depicting Christ for his exhibition, the Fourteen Stations of the Cross

10:55am Monday 31st March 2014

Artist Jonathan Hutchins is currently showing a series of images depicting Christ for his exhibition, the Fourteen Stations of the Cross.

Cassiobury Park through a lens

Watford Observer: Barges decked in rainbow colours

1:27pm Friday 28th March 2014

Cassiobury resident Raffi Katz on his exhibition of photos of Cassiobury Park, coming to Watford Museum

Unique artwork for your home

Watford Observer: Caroline Kirton, textiles

1:23pm Friday 28th March 2014

The Contemporary Interiors, Craft and Design Fair comes to Amanartis in Watford

Students' impressions of World War One

Watford Observer: War Stories Letters From the Front by Charles Johnston

11:58am Thursday 27th March 2014

Middlesex University illustration students host War Stories, an exhibition of work inspired by World War One, at the Poetry Cafe in Covent Garden

Celebrating the work and life of Sir Hubert von Herkomer

Watford Observer: Professor Herkomer as a car enthusiast by A P Ritchie

11:45am Friday 21st March 2014

Bushey Museum plans a series of events to mark the centenary of the death of Sir Hubert von Herkomer

Former West Herts College teacher shortlisted for prestigious art prize

Watford Observer: Laurence Wood

10:15am Friday 21st March 2014

Former West Herts College head of art, Laurence Wood, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Arte Laguna Prize



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