Visual Arts Trail – Thu 21 – Sat 30 Sep 2017

Welcome to our first Visual Arts Trail with over 30 artists showcasing in 16 venues. Take a walk around our marvellous town, discover venues and artists, experience beautiful and thought provoking works, or try your own hand at one of the workshops for adults and children.

Designed to showcase high quality art in a variety of mediums including paint, sculpture, textiles, ceramics and photography by national and local artists.

The festival will take place from Thursday 21st September – Saturday 30th September.

Visual Arts Trail Artists

Event Diary

Working Artists on the Town Hall steps throughout the festival see for information
Fri 22  – Frida – Film on the life of Frida Carlo the painter a great night of entertainment
Sat 23  – Community Mural 10am-3pm Town Hall Steps
Sun 24  – Walking & Drawing Workshop 10.30-12.30 Town Hall. Tickets £10
Mon 25  – Drawing at Barrs Yard.10-1pm.Tickets £10
Wed 27  – Clay Workshop. 10-1pm. 25 The Croft.Tickets £15
Thurs 28 – Gainsborough.A Portrait. Book Talk.7.30pm.Corn Exchange. Tickets £6(includes glass of wine & £5 off book)
Sat 30 – Caricature Drawing. 10-12. High Street.
Portrait Workshop. 10-12.30.URC Church Hall.Tickets £10
Cartoon Workshop. 2-3.30pm. URC Church Hall. Tickets £5

Buy Tickets for Workshops

For any queries please contact Tony Drewer-Trump on 07590 555 877 or email

Sculpture: Crouching Man by Jane Milne

Sun 24 Sept 10.30 – 12.30 – Walking and Drawing Workshop

Buy Tickets for Workshops Walking & Drawing Workshop Meet at Town Hall – Run by Rebecca Swainston This will be a creative workshop with the Artist and experienced teacher Rebecca Swainston. Participants will be encouraged to observe their suroundings and helped to make a lively visual record of their walk. Suggested approaches will provide stimulus… Continue reading →

Wed 27 sept 10.00 – 1.00pm – Clay Workshop

Buy Tickets for Workshops Run by Diana Barraclough Description-Beach combing wouldn’t be complete without picking up a perfect pebble. So come and make a pebble out of clay, using a slab and coil technique.We will decorate them and they will be fired for you and will be weather proof for your garden Note – All… Continue reading →

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