Wivenhoe Society first to finish canvas of giant ‘jigsaw’ of Wivenhoe Park

The Wivenhoe Society are the first community group to finish their canvas of John Constables iconic ‘Wivenhoe Park’

The Wivenhoe Society is the first community group to finish a canvas of giant ‘jigsaw’ of John Constable’s famous ‘Wivenhoe Park’.

Twelve community groups have been chosen by the Wivenhoe House Hotel to take part in the challenge, and pictured above (left) Robert Needham, Chairman, Wivenhoe Society hands over the completed pen and ink section to Oliver Brown, General Manager, Wivenhoe House Hotel.

To celebrate 200 years since John Constable painted ‘Wivenhoe Park’ twelve community have been chosen to recreate their own section of the masterpiece. Each community group will have two months to complete their work and the finished piece will be put together for the launch of the hotel’s Constable exhibition in September.
To discover more about the Wivenhoe House Hotel and Constable’s ‘Wivenhoe Park’ painting, visit www.wivenhoehouse.co.uk.


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By car:

When using a SATNAV please enter the location WIVENHOE, Colchester (do not use a postcode as this will direct you to the wrong side of Wivenhoe Park).

Take the exit marked Colchester (A133)
Follow the A133 towards Clacton
Please follow signs for WIVENHOE
You will see a black sign on your right which says, ‘Wivenhoe House & The Brasserie’, turn right here into PARK ROAD
The entrance for Wivenhoe House is shared with the University of Essex, but PARK ROAD leads you through Wivenhoe Park and you will be able to see our beautiful house from the road on your right
CONTINUE to follow the signs for WIVENHOE HOUSE and it will lead you to us.

If you would like any help with directions, please do call us on 01206 863666 and a member of our team will be able to assist you.

By train:

Colchester station, Colchester Town station, Wivenhoe station and Hythe stations are all between 10-15 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Trains run between London (Liverpool Street) and Colchester station every 10-20 minutes. The journey takes around an hour. Also connect with Colchester from Norwich, Ipswich, Felixstowe & Harwich. Some trains from London (Liverpool Street) also stop at Wivenhoe Station. When travelling from the Clacton/Walton direction, alight at Wivenhoe or Hythe Stations.

By plane:

Stansted airport is approximately 45 minutes from Wivenhoe House by car. Helicopter pad coordinates are 603200/223900.