This weekend, the 8th & 9th of September, sees the annual Staithes Festival of Arts & Heritage.
Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festivals on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.
During the weekend over 150 artists in over 90 cottages and public spaces around the village, become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.
There are talks, walks, workshops and live music from soul to sea shanties. After dark the village lights up with installations and an outdoor film show. Refuel in the local pubs and cafes or one of the visiting pop ups like the harbourside seafood shack.
I shall be there exhibiting a selection of original seascapes, prints and greetings cards at East Lea on the High Street (the blue cottage with the willow dog outside!) throughout the event so if you’re there over the weekend be sure to pop in and say hello.