History – in the round.

It's got to be one of the most unusual illustrations of local history.

There have been many artists  – over the years – who have been inspired  by ‘The Circus’ here in Bath. John Wood the Elder’s Georgian urban masterpiece and the country’s first giant roundabout.

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A view through the trees in the Circus.

However, it has to be said Helen Stanfield’s visual ‘take’ on this wonder of 18th century architecture is rather different.

It comes with a built-in history lesson – inspired by the giant plane trees that stand in the centre of this tribute to the classical world.

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Helen with her Circus ‘history’ art work.

With a print of her art work at hand, Helen returned to where it all began, to tell me more.

Helen has also  been part of Newbridge Arts Trail for the past few years. It takes place over the second weekend in May at various venues around Newbridge, Chelsea Road, Lower Weston, etc.

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There are usually around 40 participating artists covering a wide variety of media.

The website shows last year’s events but will be updated soon for 2019.
www.newbridgeartstrail.com

Helen’s own website is http://www.helenstanfield.co.uk

The poster (£9.95)  and other pieces can be purchased online or by emailing her – if local to Bath – on helen.m.stanfield@gmail.com