Day care service celebrates milestone

A day care service is celebrating a milestone anniversary by opening up their doors to the public.

Barrington Farm, an independent day services centre for adults with learning difficulties based at Walcott, near Happsiburgh, is hosting a 25th anniversary gala week from September 3 to 7, from 10am to 4.30pm, with an open studio and farm, art sale and sculpture trail.

The centre, which includes The Art Barn and a working farm, was set up by the late Janith Bastow and her son Martin.

Janith's sister, Patsy Webster who now runs the centre with Martin, said; 'Martin and Janith were artists in their own right and they had a vision to give the opportunity for our clients to open their skills in many different ways.'

The Art Barn is staffed by qualified, practising artists, who assist and give technical guidance. The art of Barrington Farm has been shown throughout East Anglia, London, New York and at the Prague Biennale.


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The centre also includes a working farm. Mick Brown, farm manager said: 'The object is to facilitate the clients and get them involved with everything from feeding to animal husbandry.'

Plans for the future include building a sensory room and starting horticultural courses on the farm.

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