The fifth annual Kirklees PALS Art Exhibition will run from 19 November until Friday 7 December in the reception area of the swimming pool and gym at the John Smith’s Stadium in Huddersfield. On display will be more than 60 works in watercolours and acrylics by members of the art group held weekly in Huddersfield Library.
Kirklees PALS (Practice Active Leisure Scheme) is the council’s exercise referral programme designed to improve people’s health through regular physical exercise. Two PALS members launched an art group to give people another means of improving their well-being through the relaxation of drawing and painting. The group now has nearly 30 members and has been opened up to anyone, not just people involved in the PALS programme.
“Many of the people who come to the club had never drawn or painted before – and they had certainly never exhibited. So it is great to see such a high standard of work on show,” explained Tom King who, along with fellow artist Barry Reigate, runs the group and tutors the members.
The art group meets on Mondays, 10.15am-12.15pm, on the ground floor of the library on Princess Alexandra Walk, Huddersfield.
New members, of all standards, are always welcome; there is no charge to take part. Members provide their own materials although newcomers will be loaned materials to begin with. For further information contact Tom King, tel: 01924 494680.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Wednesday 21 November at 11.15amby Alison Morby, Kirklees Sport and Physical Activity Team Manager which runs PALS.