Today's different - we're stopping in Ashby for a few hours, and going to an exhibition of paintings by Jay Dubya - John William Smith. one of Harry's cyber-painter-friends.
The exhibition is lively and varied, from landscapes, with wide skies and glorious colours, to portraits and pub and café scenes, along with a few of the preparatory sketches.
|The serious business of art criticism|
|Harry, Tony and John - you can see a café scene on the wall to the right|
Hunger drives us out to forage and explore. After a stroll in the Bath Grounds, where we learn that Ashby was a spa manqué, we find a little café in the shade.
We go back for a final look at the exhibition, then say our farewells. Here are a few shots of the town - there are a lot of interesting buildings.
|Our Lady of Lourdes - art sale in basement|
|Loudun memorial to to Edith, Lady Maud Hastings, Countess of Loudoun. The design, by Gilbert Scott, is based on the Eleanor Crosses|
For Harry's review - see Harry's cafe .
Ashby Arts Festival continues until June 8th