Drayton Arts Festival 2022
Music, drama, literature, craft, art, dance – whatever your interest you will find it in one of the many events
Programme of Events for 2022 Market Drayton Arts Festival
24th – 30th October
Markets and Fairs: FREE ENTRY
Creative Drayton: Local Artisan Market Grove Main Hall Sat 29th Oct 10 am – 2pm. Food and Drinks available on sale
Culture and Creativity and Leisure Fair: Festival Drayton Centre Auditorium on Sat 29th Oct. 10 am – 2 pm.
Exhibitions: FREE ENTRY
Schools Calendar Project Exhibition in the Main Hall of Grove School,
Fri 28th – Sat 29th Oct 10 am – 2 pm
A first Exhibition of Pen and Ink Sketches by Peter Pearson, a local window cleaner; started sketching just 3 months ago! Main Hall Grove School Fri 28th – Sat 29th Oct 10 am – 2 pm Food and Drinks available on sale
U3A Photographic Group Exhibition in the Library, Historical Exhibition in the Museum, Halloween Shop Window Display Competition.
Children’s Events; FREE ENTRY
Outdoor games, Sport, Films, Cooking, Art and Crafts. The Zone Community Hub, Fairfields Mon 24th – Weds 26th Oct 10 am – 1pm. Pre- booking essential. email@example.com
‘The Fisher and his Wife’ a professional Puppet Show at the library Monday 24th Oct [time TBC
‘Children’s Day’ on Sat 29th Oct; 10 am. – 3pm In the Town: Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ Event, Gingerbread Man Trail featuring George the Gingerbread Man, Chalk drawing Competition under The Buttercross. Halloween Craft and Dressing up Activities in the Library
Rock Choir: Free ’Taster Session’ with Beverley Mason 0n Mon 24th at 1.30pm at FDC
Bootleg Sixties featuring the Overtones Tues 25th Oct 7.30 pm at FDC
Candlelight Organ, Piano and Saxophone Recital at St Mary’s Church with Harry Hitchen; Raewyn Bailey and Helen Southall from Chester. Friday 28th Oct 7.pm Donations appreciated.
Community Choir Concert featuring Little Voices Choir and A Choired Taste in Grove School Main Hall on Sat 29th at 7.30 pm Entry £5.00
Steve Parish – Parish Times Sat 29th Oct- 7.30pm at FDC
Live music events in local pubs over the weekend
Library: FREE ENTRY
Public events throughout the week including ‘Coffee and an Chat’ on Monday 24th Oct; Scrabble Club on Tuesday 25th Oct; Adult Crafternoon on Wednesday 26th Oct ‘Rhyme Time’ on Friday 28th Oct 10 – 10.30 am; Pins and Needles Fridays 28th Oct 1pm – 3pm. ‘Best Read’ Book Evening on Friday 28th Oct.
Art and Craft Workshops
Adult Leatherwork and Fabric painting Workshop in the library on Thurs 27th Oct 10 pm – 3 pm;
Adult Lantern Painting, Airdry Clay Modelling and Silk Painting Workshops at the Beacon Centre on Saturday 29th Oct 10 am – 3 pm Places £8.00 PP to cover cost of materials. To book a place: contact Jane Hughes on Hgj710@aol.com
Bell Ringing workshop in St Mary’s Church Belltower Sat 29th Oct 2 pm – 3 pm. To book a place: contact David Beckwith on firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Events: FREE ENTRYWalking football: Open taster sessions for women over 45 and men over 50 Tuesday 24th and Thursday 27th 2pm – 3pm
For more information
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Platinum Jubilee Concert
Other Artsfest events during the week