Lynne’s adventure

Our very own Lynne Hickin shared the spotlight at the launch of author Brian Abram’s new book Charlie’s Big Idea earlier this month.

Lynne has illustrated Mr Abram’s self published book in the series of The Adventures of Grandad Wheels, turning her skills to digital art from her usual oils, acrylics and pastels. Lynne is an active member of the Halifax Art Society and often leads workshops and talks for our other members.

It’s an impressive piece of work… I appreciated that Grandad was normal, and not the whiskered dotard that I would have been tempted to draw. Congratulations to Lynne Hickin.

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The book launch took place at the office of Irwin Mitchell solicitors in Leeds and they even had Lynne’s illustrations added to the cupcakes for the event.

After being left paralysed in a cycling accident, Mr Abrams turned to writing to entertain his grandson and help him understand what it is like to use a wheelchair. Sales of the books will benefit two spinal injury charities: Back Up, and the Spinal Injuries Association.


Summer is rushing by

Last Friday the Halifax Art Society went on a trip to the Ilkley Art Show. It was a lovely day out and a good time was had by all.

As the summer months are racing by, time has come that bit closer to the opening date of our prestigious Heritage Weeks Exhibition at the Halifax Minster.

Since the TV series of Gentleman Jack which relates the life and times of Anne Lister of Shibden Hall, it seems the Halifax Minster is on every tourist to Halifax must-do list. People are coming from all over the world, and hopefully will continue to do so. 


Alternative summer programme

All Saints Parish Hall will be closed for four weeks for renovation so we have devised a summer programme that we hope you will find interesting. We will meet at our usual time of 10.30am-1pm.

26th July – Skircoat Green allotments for outdoor sketching – Meet Ilona at the allotment gate. The allotments are a little further down Godfrey Road opposite our usual meeting place at the Parish Hall. Refreshments and toilets are available. Bring a camping stool/chair to sit on.


26th July – Workshop with Lynne and Philip Hickin for Illuminated Letters and Novelty Alphabets. Booking is essential for this workshop, maximum 10 people. £3 inc. refreshments. A booking list will be available from Lynne at Friday meetings.

2nd August – Coach trip to Ilkley Art Show. Please book this trip wit Janet who will provide all details. Cost is £10.

9th August – Manor Heath for outdoor sketching. Explore the walled garden and greenhouse. Cafe and toilet on site.