PICTURES - Thousands turn out to enjoy Art in the Park Festival - The Leamington Observer

PICTURES - Thousands turn out to enjoy Art in the Park Festival

Leamington Editorial 7th Aug, 2018 Updated: 8th Aug, 2018   0

JENNY Chan might have created a rain stick but there was not a drop to be seen at this year’s Art in the Park Festival.

Thousands turned out to enjoy two days of arts and crafts, live music and performances in Leamington’s sun-soaked Jephson Gardens.

This year’s offering had a ‘tree’ theme to celebrate the gardens and recognise the inspiration and creativity they provide for artists.

And hidden among the trees was one of the art installations – a flock of knitted birds, from flamingos to vultures.




There was also the chance for visitors to make their own felt squirrels, and the gardens were certainly not short of the real thing to model them on.

Festival director Carole Sleight said: “Our fifth Art in the Park festival was spectacular as the gardens were buzzing with more artists, stunning music, incredible workshops and activities to inspire and entertain.


“We could not have achieved this without the support from Arts Council England and many local sponsors and grant providers. The festival ┬ávolunteers and support from our community was overwhelming and created an incredible atmosphere. We had record breaking number of visitors and are proud that we have put Leamington Spa firmly on the map as a cultural destination.”

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