Organisers celebrate as Royston Arts Festival takes a final bow

PUBLISHED: 12:43 29 September 2015 | UPDATED: 12:43 29 September 2015

David Robinson and Joyce Shipman look at the art work on display at Royston Arts Festival exhibition

David Robinson and Joyce Shipman look at the art work on display at Royston Arts Festival exhibition

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It was smiles all around for the people of Royston after what was hailed a ‘tremendously successful’ arts festival drew to a close on Sunday.

The camper van stageThe camper van stage

Organisers put on an event to remember with a packed 10 days of activities arranged around the town for Royston Arts Festival.

Creative Royston put the programme together, and afterwards chairman Claire Somerville said: “The 2015 festival has been a tremendous success.

The Tree of Light. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGAThe Tree of Light. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGA

“Thousands of people have attended events and activities across the town and the ‘illumination’ theme inspired a wealth of fun activities, performances and exhibitions.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved, especially all the volunteers without whom the festival would not happen.”

Beth Hardwicke with her art work at Royston Arts Festival exhibitionBeth Hardwicke with her art work at Royston Arts Festival exhibition

There was yarn-bombing at Royston Cross, youth music, twinkling lanterns on the Tree of Light and big band entertainment.

Musical highlights included Blue Skies Big Band, the town’s first busking stage in the market square, and a twilight concert by Royston Town Band in Priory Memorial Gardens.

The big make at Royston Museum. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGAThe big make at Royston Museum. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGA

It was a feast for the eyes as well as ears, as Royston Photographic Society found when 450 people rocked up over the weekend to admire their exhibition. There was also a chance to get involved in workshops, drama and more.

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