HURWORTH Village Hall will showcase art and photographs by local talent over the weekend of September 30 and October 1.

The exhibitors include Rachel Alban, 27, whose childhood passion for art was reignited when she fell severely ill with Lyme disease in 2013.

"I am inspired by the little things in life which are often overlooked," she said. "I work on a small scale in various media seeking to make a realistic style, thoughtful as well as beautiful."

Another is David Fawcett, 26, who has moved from the area and now works in Manchester. He is inspired by wild places, habitats and cultures seen on travels to South East Asia, Australasia, New Zealand, Fiji and across North America.

"The experiences I had in my year after university, as well as my fascination with natural history photography, inspired the work I do today," he said.

Others showing work include Rohanna Aston, 27, from County Durham, who specialises in portraiture of people and animals, and Hollie Prince, 26, who teaches art in a secondary school in Bradford.

The exhibition will be opened by Peter Barron, former editor of The Northern Echo, at 10am on Saturday, September 30. For more information email