The Arts Festival 2015 has begun with the hugely successful opening night of the ever popular Sculpture Garden. Many thanks to all who made it such a brilliant event and to those who welcomed visitors to the garden for the rest of the week.

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! And don’t forget Woodstock the movie showing at St Margarets Hall September 11th. ‘Be there or be square’.

Last but not least. We are in The Vaults every Saturday from 10-2pm selling lantern kits or making lanterns for the wonderful lantern procession which will happen on September 19th starting from the Tithe Barn. Come and join us and celebrate!


Here’s a chance to own a small picture which could have been painted by a famous artist or a local gifted amateur.  On show during the Festival will be a hundred or more works of art all at the same price of £10. Click here to view gallery.