Langford Arts Festival returns bigger than ever
By David Wood
The Langford Arts Festival returns on the weekend of Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th June, bigger than ever.
The festival in the Cotswold village on the Oxfordshire-Gloucestershire border is set to have a record 65 artists onboard, a new sculpture garden, and even more activities for visitors to try.
The festival which takes place every two years will feature the work of amateur and professional artists, ranging from watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, prints and photography through to sculpture, glass, jewellery and pottery.
There will be something to suit any budget; works from sought after artists for collectors, through to pieces for people who just want to find something special for their home.
To reflect its increased scale and scope, the festival is taking place in five key locations in Langford, which is itself a classic Cotswold village.
St Matthew's Church in Langford, which dates back to the 11th Century, is the atmospheric setting where all the 2D work will be displayed and sold. There will also be a sculpture garden, 'the thatch' displaying 3D art, a photographic exhibition and an entire art in action pavilion.
If people want to try as well as buy, there will be plenty of live art-based activities taking place in Langford during the festival. These include art installations and arts and crafts for visitors to try in the art in action pavilion. Here the activities will include a blacksmith offering metalwork taster sessions, a potter's wheel, painting simple watercolour cards, making paper-clay decorations, nature collage creating and mandala pebble decorating.
With light lunches and afternoon teas being served in the Arts Cafe in the village hall, and The Pitstop serving breakfast butties at the free car park, Langford Arts Festival will provide the perfect day out for both families and serious art enthusiasts.
Langford is set in West Oxfordshire (GL7 3LN) half an hour from Cheltenham.
The festival runs from 11am-5pm throughout the weekend, finishing on Sunday 11th June 2023. Entry is free.
To find out more about visiting go to the Langford Arts Festival website.
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