Spencer Court Care Home in Woodstock welcomed visitors from the local community to its residents’ art exhibition as part of its festivities for national Care Home Open Day.

Care Home Open Day is an annual national event, where homes up and down the country open their doors to their local communities and celebrate a different theme each year. This year’s theme was the role of Arts in Care, demonstrating how care homes are creative communities.

This is certainly true at Spencer Court, where residents were looking forward to proudly showing their artistic creations to the public. The exhibition displayed recent artwork by residents along with paintings from two of the home’s resident artists’ younger years.

There was something to suit all tastes at the exhibition, with some styles of art being photo realistic and others that were more abstract. The event was well-attended with visitors from the community dropping in to take a look and partake in delicious cake and hot drinks in the sunshine.

The home joined up with Iona House Gallery in Woodstock which also displayed two pieces of residents’ art in a one-off exhibition to mark the day. The residents and their carers took a trip to the gallery to see their art in situ which proved to be a very special and memorable moment for all involved.

Children from Woodstock Primary School visited the home and entertained residents with performances of songs, dances and music to complete a day celebrating the arts.