Contemporary art festival returning to Cley this month

A group of Cley14 artists.

A group of Cley14 artists. - Credit: Archant

A popular contemporary art exhibition which attracts thousands of visitors to the north Norfolk coast is returning this month.

Chapter and Verse by Les Bignell.

Chapter and Verse by Les Bignell. - Credit: Archant

The Cley14 event, organised by the North Norfolk Exhibition Project (NNEP), will be held in venues across Cley from July 2-August 3.

And this year people will be able to take part in workshops run by artists.

Art installations will be on show in St Margaret's Church, as well as Picnic Fayre, the Crabpot and Norfolk Wildlife Trust visitors' centre.

Anna-Lise Horsley will be leading a painting and drawing workshop on Saturday July 19. Email for details.

A clay jar making workshop will be held on Saturday July 26 by Antje Ernestus. Email for details.

Susanne Lakin will be holding a collage workshop on Saturday August 2. Email for details.

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All workshops will be held at Cley Village Hall on The Fairstead between 10am-4pm and cost £35.

As well as visual art, the exhibition will feature music, poetry and talks.

These include a dawn sound walk on Friday July 18 from Cley church. It will start at 4am and tickets cost £10.

Norfolk bat consultant, Philip Parker, will be giving a free talk about the Norfolk Bats in Churches Project on Wednesday July 23 at 7.30pm.

The NNEP is also running a small additional exhibition this year at Cley Windmill from July 1 to August 31, 9.30am-4.30pm daily, featuring works previously exhibited at the project's shows in Salthouse or Cley.

For more details about all the events at the Cley 14 exhibition visit

Places are limited on workshops.

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