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:

Whether approaching Wivenhoe House from London and the South or Ipswich and the North via the A12, take the exit marked Colchester (A133). Follow the A133 towards Clacton, ignore the entrance to the Knowledge Gateway, continue along the A133 then take the B1028 for Wivenhoe before turning right into Boundary Road, then right again 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 the glorious house from the road.

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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.