Village promising best festival ever

MHRA-23-09-11 ART SEP54 (5)'Marton village art festival.'Pictured are Jean Sherratt & Bill Buckler
MHRA-23-09-11 ART SEP54 (5)'Marton village art festival.'Pictured are Jean Sherratt & Bill Buckler
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A VILLAGE near Rugby is preparing for its biggest and best ever festival of art.

The Marton Art Festival 2011 will take place at St Esprit’s Church in the village this weekend and organisers say it will be the best ever.

The festival, which is now in its sixth year, will include a wide selection of paintings by local artists, including the Marton Art Group.

There will also be a photographic exhibition, craft items and children’s art on display for visitors to enjoy.

Teas, produce and bric-a-brac will be on sale at the church and a number of art demonstrations will take place over the weekend.

This year’s festival looks like being the best ever, with a wide selection of paintings, by local artists, a photographic exhibition, craft items, and children’s art.

Teas, produce and bric-a-brac will be on sale, and art demonstrations will take place over the weekend.

Bill Buckler, one of the show organisers, said: This year’s festival looks like being the best ever.”

The festival will commence tomorrow (Friday) with a preview and cheese and wine evening, at 7pm, in the church.

The exhibitions, also in St Esprit’s, will open on Saturday from 10.30am until 5pm and Sunday from 10.30am until 4pm.

The festival will conclude with a traditional Harvest Festival service at 6pm on Sunday.

For further information about the art festival contact Joan Sherratt on (01926) 632837 or Bill Buckler on (01926) 633409