Kingston Arts is thrilled to be hosting its New and Refreshed Arts Festival to be held 2nd to 10th October 2021.
Previously, Kingston Arts was host to the ‘Festival of the Voice’, but of course we have always been so much more than that, encompassing all forms of creative excellence, from painting and sculpture, to photography, film, as well as the spoken word, song music To this end, our restarting will see the Festival evolve, and encompass more of what we represent.
The new festival shall have an Arts Crafts Fair, an exclusive Film Screening, Mixed Cabaret, Story telling, Guided tours, and so much more, but of course still include events that honour the previous Festival of the Voice
Kingston Arts, and indeed the wider community has been shocked and devastated by the sudden loss of its Chair, Aine Lark due to cancer September 2020. This new festival will be dedicated in her honour, to not only pay homage to her boundless energy, enthusiasm and passion for the arts, but also her selflessness, compassion and the love that she had for her family, friends and colleagues.
As her husband, I miss her terribly, but as the new Chair of Kingston Arts, “The show must go on!”, and to that end, it is my privilege to formally introduce you to our new Kingston Arts Festival.
Please Save the Dates, and support the Festival and Kingston Arts as much as you can!
Alistair Lark (Chair Kingston Arts)
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Kingston Arts is thrilled to be hosting its very first Arts & Crafts Fair at the splendid Guildhall in the heart of Kingston Upon Thames.Find out more »
Get involved with the Kingston Arts festival, bring your paper or board along to the Guildhall on Saturday the 2nd or Sunday the 3rd October so that we can stamp your piece of paper. Then go off and draw, simply returning your artwork to the Guild Hall by 4:30pm the same day.Find out more »
Join Alastair Kevin Daniel & Paul Henry from Surrey Storytellers as they walk the local area starting from the Guildhall in historic Kingston and share tales with you.Find out more »
On Sunday 3rd Kingston Arts is pleased to co-sponsor the regular Open Mic event at the Hogarth hosted by Ben and Tixi Henderson.Find out more »
Just before lockdown Felicity Swan & Belinda Storyteller started working together on building art and stories that interweave and are created spontaneously. They carried on working through zoom, testing and experimenting with different techniques and mediums. Now they invite you into the Curious House of Stories for this unique event.Find out more »
Whistlebow was formed in the Spring of 2021 by three busy London musicians to combine music from the folk, early and jazz traditions.Find out more »
Bring your sketch pad and your picnic and join us for a day in the yurt meeting and chatting with other artists and swapping hints and tips on public sketching.Find out more »
An evening of intuitive free dance, to the sound of a drum circle - no need to know or follow any steps or routines - simply find your rhythm in the beat!Find out more »
Join our workshop team at Save the World Club in Berrylands to explore the upcycle and shabby chic furniture techniques.Find out more »
Film screening and q&a with director Jason Fite at the cornerHOUSE.Find out more »
Join Simone Kay as she shows us up close her unique and gifted art form set in the yurt this workshop will help you design and build a mirror for your home.Find out more »
The Curious House of Stories once more opens its doors to Kingston with this one day oral storytelling event.Find out more »
Duke Box collects together the Eclectic Cabaret from talents near and far.Find out more »