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. zone@mmat.co.uk

‘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

Live Performances.

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


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 beckwithda@yahoo.co.uk

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

Website: www.draytonartsfest.org  

Local press, facebook, Instagram. WhatsApp and Twitter nearer the time

Platinum Jubilee Concert

Other Artsfest events during the week