Alec visited the memorial park in Wantage, Oxfordshire, along with Trustees, to give advice on the upkeep of his stone sculptures with lettercutting - poetry in the landscape memorial tribute to John Betjeman.
This beautiful park close to John Betjeman's former home in Wantage, is a celebration of the life and work of the poet. Alec's stone sculptures are a delight to discover in the natural woodland surroundings.
Our sculpture 'Auguries of Innocence', commissioned in memory of deputy head teacher and calligrapher Isabelle Spencer, was officially opened at The Henry Box School, Witney.
Alec has carved another stone for 'Migrating Stones' series by the poet Alyson Sarah Hallett.
Alyson washed the stone in the Chalice Well, Glastonbury, before it travels across Spain.
Wantage, Oxfordshire celebrates the work of John Betjeman along with other writers and poets, with a litereary festival from 25th October to 2nd November 2014.
Events, readings, performances and activities are scheduled throughout the week within the town.
Please take time to visit the Betjeman Millenium Park. tucked away behind the Church and alongside Mill Race stream lies a wild garden created to celebrate the life and works of Sir John Betjeman.
Alec was commissioned to created six sculptural works around the park to encapsulate Betjeman's poetry. These works are an integral part of the park and it's a joy to seek them out and contemplate the poetry.
Spring 2014, Fiona is busy carving for her Oxfordshire Artweeks exhibition and has also spent time as Artist in Residence painting a library mural for a primary school. Alec has been completing carvings for a new poetry installation project in London. His recent talk given to the Oxford Scribes showed examples of commemorative plaques and memorials he has made.