Planning is well under way for this year’s Arts Festival starting in July with the ever popular Sculpture Garden. The main festival with events ranging from poetry to  photography, music and of course fine art, runs from September 5th to 19th. The theme for this year is Flower Power.

As last year, for the finale of the Festival (September 19th) there will be another “End of Summer Party” in Westbury Gardens,  together with a Lantern Procession. This year’s theme to inspire lantern makers will be Bugs and Blooms, In keeping with our Flower Power theme. Before that on Saturday 12th St Margaret’s Hall will be alive with the sound of music from the sixties – a chance to fish out those psychedelic ties, vintage frocks and flares!

Watch this space as we reveal details of the events and how you can get involved be you a poet, a painter, a photographer, lantern maker or a closet hippy.