A cracking new exhibition displaying the unique work of artists from across the UK is being held in Hounslow next week.
Symbolising a new life, egg art is more often seen and exchanged during Easter. But the Art of the Egg Shell Experience presented by Linda Martin hopes to encourage visitors to realise it can also be used to celebrate any occasion.
Visitors will have the chance to learn about diverse styles, from traditional Eastern European techniques such as pysanky to intricate works and more functional items such as jewel boxes and clocks.
The event will be held at Hounslow Youth Centre on Kingsley Road on Saturday (September 17) from 10am to 5pm.
Visitors will be able to partake in various activities including 'have-a-go' tables for children and adults, watch demonstrations including carving techniques, take part in an egg art competition, ask questions during 'Eggers Question Time' and purchase some of the decorated egg art.
A silent charity auction will also be held to raise funds for cancer charity Marie Curie and people can watch egg art being created at a special screening.
The event organised by Lorna Stephens, centre manager at the Hounslow Youth Centre, also hopes to raise the profile of Hounslow Phab and the local egg art group who meet a the centre.
Tickets cost £4 and provide access to the exhibit, demonstrations, talks and entry to the egg art cinema as well as a catalogue and the chance to collect autographs of each artist in the showroom.
Pre-booked classes will be held on Sunday (September 18).