GET yourself off to the Beecroft Gallery to see a special collaboration between the Leigh Art Trail artists who have worked with the Beecroft Gallery and Southend Museums to bring you “a dynamic showcase of artwork paying homage to the Thames Estuary”.

Much of the inspiration for the work in the exhibition is said to have come from the artists’ close relationship between Leigh's fishing history and the urban landscape which it now finds itself in. The artists involved are all locally based.

Kevin Marsh, Beecroft Curator said: “The Beecroft is delighted to exhibit the Leigh Art Trail Artist Exhibition.

The work displayed demonstrates the diversity of work shown during this wonderful annual fixture and gives the exhibitors a gallery environment in which to showcase their talent.”

Founded in 1997 by a community of artists in Leigh, the annual trail is a not-forprofit, volunteer run event, founded “to raise the profile of the arts locally”.

The exhibition is on until January, with all art work for sale, including jewellery, ceramics, painting and photography.

Bronwyn Oldham, a Leigh Art Trail director and photographer, said: “The Thames estuary has always been a hub of industry, growth and creativity, and it is no different today. We hope this will bring Leigh and Southend’s artistic community closer.”

* There will be another opportunity to buy work from the trail artists at their annual auction, on Thursday, November 26 at, 7.30pm, at the Leigh Community Centre, Elm Road, Leigh.