Arts Festival at St Mary’s: 10th – 12th September

An exciting Arts Festival will take place at St Mary’s Church from Friday 10th – Sunday 12th September, in aid of our charity of the year, Pumps for Mpwapwa, installing a solar-powered water pump in a small village in Tanzania. 

The weekend festival will include: 

  • An exhibition and sale of works by artists with local connections – a proportion of every sale will be donated to Pumps for Mpwapwa
  • Live music throughout the weekend
  • A concert ‘The Eight Seasons’ by Symphonia Academica orchestra
  • An ‘Anonymous Art’ sale: is the work you choose by a professional artist, a celebrity, one of our Forest Tots or your next-door-neighbour… who knows?! Find out how to take part
  • A children’s art project led by our Forest Tots 

Meet the Artists

We will showcase some of the artists who will be exhibiting at the exhibition here in the run up to the Arts Festival. Click on a picture to read more about them:


The programme will run as follows: 

Friday 10th September

6.00 – 8.30pm Exhibition Preview Night

Please join us for a preview evening with pay bar, live music and raffle.  Browse and buy from the exhibition and the ‘Anonymous Art’ wall, meet the artists, (and have first opportunity to buy if you wish!).  All welcome. 

Saturday 11th September

10.00am – 5.00pm

Exhibition and Anonymous Art Wall open for browsing and buying.  Live music performances throughout the day, (check back here for more details nearer the time). Refreshments will be served in the Transept.

7.30pm

The 8 Seasons – a concert by musicians from the BBC Concert Orchestra – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (soloist Peter Bussereau) and The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Astor Piazzolla. Admission free, retiring collection in aid of Pumps for Mpwapwa.  Check back here for more details and booking information nearer the time.

Sunday 12th September

10.00am – 5.00pm

Exhibition and Anonymous Art Wall open for browsing and buying.  Live music performances throughout the day, (check back here for more details nearer the time). Refreshments will be served in the Transept.

4 thoughts on “Arts Festival at St Mary’s: 10th – 12th September”

  1. We would all love to attend the art festival & Vivaldi’s Four Season concert on 11th September.
    Where do we book please

    1. Thanks Michele – the exhibition and Preview Evening are all free and not ticketed, just turn up to browse whenever you wish. The concert will be ticketed and details on how to book will be available here on the website soon. Many thanks

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