Organisers celebrate as Royston Arts Festival takes a final bow

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 - Credit: Archant

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 stage

The camper van stage - Credit: Archant

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 HARTGA

The Tree of Light. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGA - Credit: Archant

“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 exhibition

Beth Hardwicke with her art work at Royston Arts Festival exhibition - Credit: Archant


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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 HARTGA

The big make at Royston Museum. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGA - Credit: Archant

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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.

The Poetry Joe Show. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGA

The Poetry Joe Show. PICTURE: TERRY HARTGA - Credit: Archant

Enjoying The Poetry Joe Show. PICTURES: TERRY HARTGA

Enjoying The Poetry Joe Show. PICTURES: TERRY HARTGA - Credit: Archant

Val Pettifer with her art work at Royston Arts Festival exhibition

Val Pettifer with her art work at Royston Arts Festival exhibition - Credit: Archant

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