The path starts at Packfords: art group to hold inaugural exhibition at local hotel

Epping Forest is a constant source of inspiration for Woodford Arts Group member Sue Mayne

The newly formed Woodford Arts Group will hold its inaugural exhibition at Packfords Hotel in Woodford Green from 31 May to 2 June. The Snakes Lane West venue – which has been run by the Packford family for over 40 years – will be serving afternoon tea on 1 June. “The group was set up in December 2018 to bring local artists together in order to support each other and find ways to show their work. The initial call out has been a great success, and our members range across all the arts,” said founding member Julia Brett. The group includes painters, printers, photographers, ceramicists and sculptors, with the upcoming exhibition set to be the first of many displays and activities in the local area. “Our aims are principally to display our work through gallery exhibitions and art trails, creating an awareness of Woodford art to as wide an audience as possible. All Woodford-based artists are welcome to contact us if they are interested in joining us on our journey.” Visit