Art and events at north Norfolk festival

From graffiti to storytelling to installations, the best of local contemporary art will be on display this summer as an annual exhibition returns to north Norfolk.

From graffiti to storytelling to installations, the best of local contemporary art will be on display this summer as an annual exhibition returns to north Norfolk.

Entitled Spirit Of The Age, the festival will see the work of 45 artists on show, free workshops and special evening classes.

This is the seventh year the month-long event, starting on Thursday July 5, will be held at St Nicholas Church, Salthouse.

James Colman was curator to the exhibition and the final results will be open to the public daily from 10am to 5.30pm. Entry is free of charge.


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There will be a free identity workshop for carers and clients at First Focus in Fakenham on July 5 from 10am to 3pm.

On Saturday July 7 from noon to 4pm, Paul Jackson will be holding music and storytelling in a yurt at St Nicholas Church, and there will be opportunities to create dream catchers.

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Wells youth project will host a free graffiti workshop for ages 13 plus on Sunday July 22 from 10am to 4pm and Holt youth project will hold a free cartoon workshop on Monday July 23 from 10am to 4pm.

A poetry event on the theme of water will be held on July 23 at 2.30pm with afternoon tea also at St Nicholas Church. People can read their own or someone else's.

Evening events include a timba ferrera conga on July 13, Horses Brawl performing on July 21, Richard Mabey on July 29 and Michael Brunson on August 3. All take place in St Nicholas Church at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 and available on the door or from Holt and Wells tourist information centres.

For a full list of events, contact Rosie Glasgow on 01263 516324.

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