An annual arts festival in Alnmouth Northumberland will feature more than 100 exhibitors and is set to draw large crowds on the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24.
Artists from between the Tyne and the Tweed will show their work. Exhibitors include photographers, ceramicists, artists, wood turners, jewellers, spinners, mat makers and people working in textiles. Some exhibitors will demonstrate their skills. The youngest exhibitor is 14 and the oldest over 80.
The arts Festival will take place in more than 25 venues, all within walking distance of each other. Chapels, pubs, cafes, halls and even private homes will serve as venues. Visitors will be able to purchase a Trail Guide for only £1 and this will show people around this lovely coastal village.
The festival is open from 10am until 5pm each day.
The event will include lots of free activities for children, such as Scrawl on the Wall, Art on Pebbles and Seaside Doodles for the under fours. Two of the local first schools will be showing off their music and dance.
Paid parking is on the outskirts of the village and a free shuttle bus will operate throughout the weekend to take people the short distance into Alnmouth and back.
The Alnmouth Festival continues to grow each year. Last year there were 66 exhibitors in 21 venues and an estimated 2,000 people came to Alnmouth to see the exhibitions. Some visitors come year after year and plan their holidays around the festival. In 2012 it is anticipated that the festival will be very popular, so much so that the organisers have had to find additional venues to accommodate all the exhibitors wanting to come.
Find out more at www.alnmouthartsfestival.com.