News Release from Kirkheaton Parish Church, Church Lane, Kirkheaton

Calling all local artists – help make Kirkheaton’s 10th Arts Festival even bigger

Kirkheaton’s Arts Festival is now in its tenth year, and the hope is to make it the biggest and best yet.  The Festival takes place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 28th – 30th May, running alongside the historic ‘Yetton Rant.’

Any  local artist is able to exhibit their work for free, whether painting, photography, sculpture, quilts, embroidery, wooden models, indeed any art form. Local musicians are also invited to perform.

‘We are looking for something really special this year,’ says the Rector, the Revd Richard Steel. ‘We’ve had such a good response in past years that we are sure it will be another great event but being the 10th one we hope for an exceptional range of exhibits.’

The Festival regularly attracts over 700 people across the weekend Items are exhibited alongside work from local schools and art created by residents and staff of Kirkwood Hospice.

‘We’d love to see 1000 people come this year,’ adds Mr Steel, ‘and to find new artists to take part. We have often been the first place where people have exhibited or performed and we hope to have new artists with us again.’

‘This festival is all about encouraging and celebrating local creativity, so please do spread the word.’

Anyone who lives in the Kirkheaton, Dalton, Waterloo and Grange Moor area is welcome to take part. If would like to submit entries please contact Claire at the Parish Office on 01484 531449.