Vote now for All the Fun of the Fair competition finalists

Published 8th October 2019

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People can vote now for their favourite pieces of work by Sandwell artists in the final of the All the Fun of the Fair competition.

The winners will be announced at a special performance by Little Big Top Circus at Manor House Museum, West Bromwich, on Saturday 2 November. Tickets are now on sale for this spectacular show.

There were two categories in this year's arts trail competition, one for adults and one for under-16s.

Sandwell Museums & Arts Service received lots of entries – with artwork featuring clowns, circuses, fairground rides and everything in between. 

Shortlisted entries were displayed at the four main museums across Sandwell over the summer for people to choose their favourites, with the winners from each museum making the final.

The finalists in each category have now been announced.

Adult category:

  • Josa Regan – First Time Nerves (Manor House Museum)
  • Ryan Brookes – Funfair (Oak House Museum)
  • Wendy Priest – Funfair Diorama (Haden Hill House)
  • Tony Carwithen – Carousel Horses (Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery)

Under-16 category:

  • The Priory Primary School Art Club – Circus Fun (Manor House Museum)
  • George Betts Primary School Student – Sad Clown (Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery)
  • Scarlett – Clown (Haden Hill House)
  • Joseph – Funfair (Oak House Museum) 

Go to the Discover Sandwell arts trail webpage to view the artwork and cast your votes in each category by 25 October. Or you can see all the pieces at Manor House Museum's half-term events and vote by 30 October at the latest.

Councillor Bob Lloyd, Sandwell Council's cabinet member with responsibility for culture, said: "We had a really good response to this year's arts trail competition and the theme inspired some creative ideas.

"I would like to thank everyone who has entered this year's competition and encourage people to vote for their overall winner in each category."

Little Big Top Circus perform at the Manor House Museum, Hall Green Road, at 5.30pm on Saturday 2 November, doors open at 5pm. Tickets cost £12 for adults, £8 for children and £35 for a family ticket (two adults and two children).

Buy tickets online or contact the museum on 0121 588 2985.

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