GALLERY: Shoreham arts and craft festival

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HIGH standards of work captured the imagination at the 45th Shoreham Methodist Church Arts and Craft Festival.

Crafts sold particularly well during the festival.

Margaret Bedwell, from the organising committee, said there had been a steady stream of people through the doors since the launch on Saturday, August 16, and a significant number were buying.

She added: “The committee have been delighted by the high standard of work submitted both by artists and craftspeople and it is worth coming to, and, speaking for myself, I am always on the lookout for gifts for Christmas.

“We have sold a few paintings and crafts are selling steadily.

“The highlight on Saturday was a concert given by bass baritone Franz Hepburn, which was attended by more than 50 people. Franz got the audience singing favourites like You’ll Never Walk Alone.”

There was also a dedication service conducted by the Rev Andrew Reed on the Sunday, a poetry reading on Tuesday by the Rainbow Poets, on the works of William Morris, and a junior art competition, on the subject of Seasons.

The committee will be meeting in September to review the festival and distribute the profits to various charities, such as St Barnabas House. The Worthing hospice has received regular cheques over the years and Major Tom Wye, one of the patrons, marked the connection by opening the festival on Saturday.

The festival finished on Thursday.


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