Several artists from Royston will be exhibiting their work at the 50th anniversary of Cambridge Open Studios.

To mark the milestone anniversary, Cambridge Open Studios - a community of more than 500 artists - is holding the biggest ever July Open Studios Art Festival.

The festival takes place over every weekend in July (6 to 7, 13 to 14, 20 to 21 and 27 to 28).

Charlotte Cornish's artwork, which will be displayed at Cambridge Open StudiosCharlotte Cornish's artwork, which will be displayed at Cambridge Open Studios (Image: Charlotte Cornish)

Throughout the month, art collectors and members of the public will have the chance to gain behind the scenes access to hundreds of working studios, browse unique art works, watch and take part in live demonstrations, tutorials and workshops, and buy art directly from more than 350 artists.

Artists from the Royston area who will be taking part include Allan J. Brown from Meldreth, who will display his mixed media and painting work on July 6 and 7 and July 13 and 14.

His wife Lorraine Brown will display her mixed media collage work on the same days.

Their work will be on display at 21 Marvell Green, Meldreth.

On the first two weekends in July, Charlotte Cornish will display her colourful, abstract paintings and prints at Unit B8, Whitehall Farm Units, Ermine Way, Arrington, Royston.

Naomi Tomkys Obe will display her oil paintings and drawings at 71 Frog End, Royston on all four weekends of the festival.

Finally, on all four weekends Tommy Harland will display his landscapes, seascapes, architectural and abstract paintings and drawings at Rose End, Lower Farm Barns, Long Lane, Fowlmere.

Other artists taking part come from Cambridge, Ely, Saffron Walden and the surrounding villages.

Studios will be open from 10am to 5pm.


Cambridge Open Studios is one of the oldest artist-run open studio initiatives in the country.

A statement on the website reads: "Membership consists of over 500 amateur and professional painters, jewellers, ceramicists, woodworkers, sculptors, textile artists, photographers, and much more, who promote the making of original works of art and craft through supporting networking, connections, and friendships amongst each other.

"Throughout the year members hold social events and COS facilitates a variety of art-related events and workshops."