We took part for the first time last year and had such a good time we are going to be there again this year!
Well known for its family atmosphere there can be few more delightful places to hold a festival than on Mudefords Green overlooking Christchurch Harbour. The festival now in its ninth year is a major local community event.
There will be over 65 craft and art stalls displaying a wide range of locally made goods and paintings and up to 15 food outlets offering delights from roasts, vegetarian, pizzas, sandwiches, crepes, ice creams, coffee and cakes.
In the main marquee there will be an exhibition displaying a diverse selection of work, including, Poole Printmakers, paintings, photography, and ceramics and specially created children’s art. Artists will be there to draw your portrait or pet. You will see skilled craftspeople at work including a potter, wood-turner, beader and flower arranger.
The entertainment is mostly made up of local artists and groups; these include singing groups, a ukulele jam band, the Royal British Legion Christchurch band and belly dancers.
This year there is a special marquee for children’s art, craft and fun activities, story telling and a puppeteer on Sunday.
We have taken into consideration that you may not want to go to the expense of having your prints professionally framed (although they do look great when they are!) so have kept to standard sizes -
A4 Prints - 21cm x 29.7cm will fit 'off the shelf' A4 frames
A3 Prints - 29.7cm x 42cm will fit 'off the shelf' A3 frames, but check frame measurement first
50cm x 70cm Prints - 52cm x 72cm which includes a 2cm white border which can be altered if necessary to fit an 'off the shelf' frame
Calendars - These are A4 when folded, so easy to pop in the post as a pressie. Double A4 when opened and hanging.