ART of every form packed Tenbury’s St Michael’s Church as H.Art made its return this summer.

The nave was filled with the work of with local artists, but in a change from last year, this year’s exhibition was able to take advantage of new electric socket outlets at the foot of columns throughout the nave and along the side aisles, which PCC vice chair Tony Penn said is a great boost to health and safety when there is an exhibition.

The new sockets form part of the work enabled by the David and Christine Lloyd Jones Foundation said Tony Penn, which is now becoming more visible with the construction of the access ramp via the cloisters entrance. It is hoped that work will be completed by October when a mains water supply connection is promised.

On the heels of H.Art comes another regular of the music and events programme, Music Nouveau on September 16. Appearing for its eighth year, it features an evening of talented and varied musicians performing their own music. The well-known group Red Madog, Stacey Hendy, songwriter, with Dan Nicol, Arthur Short, classical guitar, and Terry Tandler with his own brand of humour are all performing.

However, another artist, John Swindells, is likely to capture the interest of many. Former St Michaels director of music and organist John Swindells, who re-established the church choir, will be appearing. He will be playing the piano and accompanying songs especially written for the event and based on words by local poet, Tina Coles.

Entry is by donation, just turn up, and there are even an interval drinks.