Coverack road repair forces art exhibition move

Falmouth Packet: Coverack road repair forces art exhibition move Coverack road repair forces art exhibition move

An art exhibition that was due to open this Saturday has been rescheduled due to the ongoing road repairs in Coverack.

Coverack Art Club has been forced to postpone its spring exhibition until the end of June, over fears no one would be able to get to it.

The road through the centre of the village collapsed after huge waves breached the sea wall on Valentine's Day, and repair work is still underway.

Cornwall Council has said the road will be at least partially open by this coming Monday (May 19) but with the exhibition scheduled to open two days before this, members decided it would be safer to settle for a date later in the year.

The exhibition will now run at the Lambeage Hall from June 28 to July 13, by which time the sea wall should be fully repaired and the road reinstated.

Club chairman Ingrid Sofrin said: “Members now hope that the reopening of the road will bring an influx of visitors to Coverack and result in record numbers making their way to Lambeage Hall for their show.”

The exhibition will open with a Meet the Artists Day on Saturday, June 28, and doors will be open daily from 10am to 6pm.

The damage has effectively cut Coverack in half, and businesses in the village reported takings well down over the Easter period.

The art club meets every Monday at the Lambeage Hall, close to the Paris Hotel at the far end of the village, and since the storms members have been forced to either take a detour down a series of narrow and twisty lanes to get there, or park at the far end of the village and walk the full length of the sea front carrying all their art materials.

For one particularly big gathering in March, the club moved to the Old Cattle Market in Helston for a demonstration by Newlyn artist Glyn Macey.

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