Press Release: July 14 2011
Fred Cuming R.A speaks out against the development of Lydd Airport in Kent
Cuming one of Britain’s
most loved landscape painters has spoken out against the large scale
development of Lydd Airport. A member of the Royal Academy whose
distinguished career spans over sixty years, Fred Cuming has used
Romney Marsh as the backdrop for much of his work. His paintings are
currently on display at the South East Summer Exhibition which was
opened on Friday as part of the Folkestone Triennial.
am strongly opposed to the development of Lydd airport. As far as I
can see there is absolutely no need for it. Kent already has one
under used airport at Manston in Thanet, why do we need another one?
Romney Marsh is an area of unique beauty and tranquillity. What is
the sense in jeopardizing that for some speculative, wild money
making scheme? The development must be stopped.”
His work is on display in many collections including The
Royal Academy London, National Museum of Wales and St Johns College
Oxford. It can be seen in Kent at the New Metropole Arts centre
Folkestone, and the Maidstone Museum.
Cuming’s love of Romney Marsh is portrayed in videos which can be
seen on LAAG’s website: www.lyddairportaction.co.uk.
The South East Summer Exhibition is being held at The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone from July 8th to August 4th, 2011.
Peter Morris/ Lydd Airport Action Group/ 07766 680 990/ firstname.lastname@example.org
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