A COMMUNITY art group is staging a seasonal exhibition for anyone looking for Christmas presents.

The Easels Art Group in Chester-le-Street has mounted a display at the town's civic centre.

The exhibition runs into the New Year with prices ranging from £15 to £60.

The group has been together for a number of years after it initially started life as part of a community learning class.

Since the departure of the class tutor, the members have continued to go from strength-to-strength as a self-running arts group.

Members of the group meet every Thursday evening at Bullion Hall, Chester-le-Street.

The group's main activities are painting and drawing, in addition to some textile work.

New members are always welcome. For more information people can telephone 07748 321005.

Published: 16/11/2004