Steyning as a village is well known for its diverse art collections. Ranging from beautiful and intricate water colour paintings of the south downs to wacky and wonderful sculptures. Over the years, Steyning has hosted numerous art collections around the village, show casing some of the locals and outsiders marvellous art work. Another local art event is fast approaching in Steyning.

As part of the Young enterprise scheme, which was set up in 1962 by Sir Walter Salomon supported by HSBC, the National Lottery and other various companies, sixth form students of Steyning Grammar school are setting up an art gallery show casing some students and local artists work, which will be up for sale at the event. On the 22nd of February 2018 at Steyning Grammar school, shooting field between 6:30pm-10pm the art work will be on show and sale.

This will be an amazing opportunity to witness some of the local talent, of not only students but other residents too. The young enterprise team, which consists of 16 students, are setting up this gallery to generate money as part of the young enterprise scheme which helps create confidence and teach valuable skills in setting up your own business.

Ali Al-Obaidy, a member of the young enterprise team at Steyning Grammar said, “[since being part of the young enterprise scheme] It’s given me a confidence boost as I’ve spoken with people who I’ve never met and has helped me with being organised and hitting deadlines as well as initiative, being able to think and perform on your own without having your hand held is a skill that’s learnt.”

This event is well worth a visit if you are local to the area. So, come down and experience an art filed evening and get your hands on some unique art work.

By Lucy Robinson, Steyning Grammar School