Staithes Festival 2018

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Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festivals on the coast.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

Staithes has a long and celebrated history of art from the 19th century Staithes Group of Artists to the present day.

We will be celebrating the art of the village and much more over the weekend of 8/9 September when the villagers of Staithes will open their cottage doors to the public as temporary galleries for a selling exhibition of work by resident and visiting artists. Last year we hosted 130 artists in 87 venues. Work included painting, printmaking, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and crafts.

Visitors will be able to walk the maze of lanes visiting ‘galleries’ as well as taking part in a programme of guided walks, workshops, talks and film shows. Heritage too plays an important part in the life of the village and will be celebrated in events and exhibitions throughout the weekend. There will be a vibrant programme of music ranging from street buskers to concerts.

Food and drink will be provided by the pubs and cafes in the village. The regular cafes will be supported by a number of pop up tea rooms and other food offerings in locations across the village

Venue: 78 Staithes Ln

Staithes Festival 2018

Accessibility Information

We have arranged for a taxi service to take people down to the village and return, free of charge. The taxi rank will be well signposted at Bank Top. For more information click here.