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Royston Arts Festival

The Royston Arts Festival is an annual event that takes place in the community of Royston. It makes a unique contribution to the life of the town: with over 50 different events, in 20 venues and attracts thousands of visitors.

Royston and District Churches Together regularly participate in the festival from Songs of Praise to workshops.

Baptism songs of praise jonah and whale
Workshops Organ Recital Exhibition

Exhibition - Heroes and Villains of the Bible

Friday 26 Sept. 1 - 5pm
Saturday 27 Sept. 10am – 5pm
Sunday 28 Sept. 1 - 4pm

Location: St John’s Parish Church, Melbourn Street
Cost: FREE

Come along and visit an exhibition of artwork depicting famous heroes and villains of the Bible. Exhibits will include contributions from many local schools and children’s clubs, along with works by other local artists. Subjects include Noah and the flood, Jonah and the whale, David and Goliath and the Nativity.

Cream teas will be for sale on Saturday afternoon from 2- 5pm with proceeds going to cHALLenge (Church hall fund). There will be a Fairtrade stall with crafts and foods from around the world, open all day Saturday.

Drop-in Art Workshops

Saturday 27th Sept. 10am - 5pm

Location: St John’s Parish Church, Melbourn Street
Cost: FREE

Come and try something new! Everyone is welcome at our “Have a go” workshops for adults and children. A variety of techniques will be available, including portraiture, pen and ink drawing, silk painting and children’s craft activities. Local artists Elaine Baigent, Sylvia Jordan and Viv Williams will be among those sharing their expertise. No previous experience required!

Organ Recital

Sunday 28 Sept. 2 - 3pm

Location: St John’s Parish Church, Melbourn Street
Cost: FREE

Local musicians Adrian Jacobs and Rupert Jordan will show off the organ at Royston Parish church to its full. The music performed will cross centuries, borders, styles and moods - from meditational, dramatic, to downright entertaining! They’ll even give listeners the rare opportunity to hear an organ duet.

The organ is commonly described as the King of instruments, and Adrian and Rupert will include pieces demonstrating its characters and orchestral subtleties, while also telling you a bit about the music along the way.

This concert promises to be highly enjoyable - one not to miss!

Previous Years

View the exhibition galleries of previous years we've been involved.

Royston Arts Festival 2012

Royston Arts Festival 2014.