Friday, 15 June 2012

West Malvern Arts Festival

Dru Bentley has kindly provided details of this free event.

West Malvern Arts Festival 2012
Friday 17th-Sunday 19th August
Hours open: Friday 2pm-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am-6pm
Plans are already well advanced for the staging of the West Malvern Arts Festival sponsored by local charity The Malvern Hills Community Foundation and which is now in its third year.
As before, it will be held in the village between the Elim College and the Brewers Arms pub. Like the two previous events there will be the usual mixture of venues, thanks to the kind offers of local residents and other organisations, ranging from gazebos, private garages, garden walls etc, to larger venues such as the Elim College, St James’ Church, West Malvern Primary School, and The Brewers Arms pub garden.
Admission to the event is free throughout for both visitors and artists, and as last year we are likely to be hosting perhaps eighty plus artists, some of whom will be new to the Festival, who will be showing and/ or selling a wide variety of work ranging from sculpture to jewellery, glassware to calligraphy, besides painters, photography, mixed media etc, etc. Some artists will again be taking commissions, and all work will be under cover in the event of wet weather. There is a dedicated festival website, frequently updated, at :-
-which gives a lot more information, including contact details for any artists wishing to take part.
Several refreshment venues will be available during the Festival, and once again the specially brewed Arty Pharty ale, from the local Malvern Hills Brewery, will be available at the pub. Weather permitting, the Brewers Arms will also be running a barbecue on both Saturday and Sunday afternoons.
Visitors can be assured of the very warm welcome for which West Malvern is renowned, and of an interesting, different and relaxing day out.
The West Malvern Festival is based on an Arts Festival, now in its twenty seventh year, held each May in the small village of St Ceneri le Gerei which is situated on the River Sarthe near Alencon in southern Normandy.
Watch out for further details in the press, posters, local radio etc during the coming weeks.

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