What’s on // Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage
The weekend of the 9th and 10th September 2017 sees the return of the Staithes Festival of Art & Heritage. Over the course of the weekend, there will be up to 97 pop up galleries open housing artwork from over 150 talented artists, as well as workshops, light displays, picture shows, live music and art talks too. At night fall, check out the outdoor, open air cinema at Kipper’s Corner, followed by incredible light illumination displays by Light Fantastic.
CCAD alumni once again feature in the festival, including Lucy Addison, who as well as being a fantastic applied artist selling a vast array of beautiful products and jewellery, is the technician demonstrator on our textile courses at CCAD Middlesbrough. Lucy will be showcasing her handmade jewellery and ceramics at Sunnyside, High Barrass (number 82 on your festival map) along with the work of alumni Jess Langford, whose work is featured above. The fantastic poster featured above was created by one of our Graphic Design students, Lauren Micallef, so be sure to head down to this great event fully supported by the staff and students from CCAD.
In the late 19th century a group that including Laura Johnson (later Dame Laura Knight), Harold Knight, Joseph Bagshawe and others came to Staithes to paint and became known as the Staithes Group of Artists, a highly significant artists’ colony. With the festival now annually booming, it is now a registered charity with all funds going back into the festival and to local good causes, with more than £7,200 raised to date.