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6th Jul, 2022

Art in the Park goes virtual

Ian Hughes 27th Jul, 2020 Updated: 27th Jul, 2020

ART in the Park is going virtual.

The popular annual festival in Leamington’s Jephson Gardens was set to take place this weekend but like many events it has fallen victim to the pandemic.

But organisers have created a virtual alternative which will feature everything from live music to art demonstrations.

Festival director Kate Livingston said: “This virtual festival will have a little bit of everything we try to offer at Art in the Park – live music, artists, performers, and demonstrations.

“Starting at 9am on Saturday morning we will have a stream of different events on social media.

“As well as the virtual festival we also have all artists who were due to exhibit on our website. If you are looking for a piece of art or a wonderful unique present pop on there and find the perfect piece.

“It was a massive shame to all who were expecting to exhibit and had been organising the festival. We hope this tribute and nod to the event will bring the Art in the Park feel into people’s homes.

The schedule:

* Saturday – 10am Jake Rizzo, noon Dos Guitarras, 1pm Motionhouse WILD, 2pm Holly Hewitt, 4pm Kieran Taylor, 8pm Andy Mort.

Sunday -10am The Pea, noon Charlie Blackwood, 2pm Titine Lavoix, 4pm The record covers Live Painting with BRINK Contemporary Art

In between performances there will be showcased artists and workshop demonstrations, including kids drawing, printing with Pinched Post, eco art with ArtLab, felting with Furzi and more.

A full line up and information can be found on facebook @leamingtonartinthepark, Instagram @aitpleamington or by visiting www.artinpark.co.uk

Next year’s festival will take place on the weekend of August 7 and 8.

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