This year the Patchings Festival reaches its 21st birthday and it is fitting that we able to let you know that the event continues to grow and develop. There are over 200 extremely talented and skilled artists and makers showing their work, most demonstrating some part of their creative process. Nearly one third are exhibiting for the first time at the Festival, altogether making this a very special opportunity to buy and commission individually designed and crafted work.
The extensive art materials marquee contains those who manufacture and represent all the leading brands, household names in art. Demonstrations, guest artists, workshops and test and try areas make the Festival the leading and largest practical art event in the country.
Following a trial last year, we are delighted to announce that we are including photography as another major part of this year's event, with presentations, workshops, exhibitors and trade stands.
As the programme and content continues to be confirmed for this year, we will add details in this pages. A Festival leaflet can be down loaded by following this link.
Celebrity and Guest Artists for this year include:-
Hazel Soan, Shirley Trevena, Jean Haines, Linda Wain, Haidee-Jo Summers, Ken Howard, David Curtis, David Bellamy, Peter Welton, Charles Evans.
Demonstrations and Workshops
Learn from well known artists through a programme of workshops and demonstrations
Art and Craft Materials Exhibition Area
The major art materials manufacturers and suppliers will be exhibiting with product demonstrations along with test and try areas.
Standard Tickets Advanced - £7.50 On the Door - £8.50
Concession Tickets Advanced - £6.50 On the Door - £7.50
Two Day ticket offer - £12.00
Ticket prices includes VAT and a full coloured Festival Guide and Parking
Children under 11 are free when part of a family group.
Group discounts - One free ticket for every 10 purchased.
Please note: In order to obtain the group discounts please make group bookings over the telephone.
0115 965 3479, any day between 10.am and 5.pm. Or by post completing a Group Booking Form
To book tickets in advance follow the link below.
Certain demonstrations and presentations tickets in the Festival Marquee are also available PLEASE CLICK HERE
Information for disabled visitors
The festival is a marquee event and takes place within the grounds and gardens of Patchings. The site is reasonably flat, with a slight
incline along the tarmac drive from the road entrance. However the car park for those with 'blue badges' is just a few yards from the main
festival arena. One of these car parks is hard standing and the other is a flat grassed area. There are facilities in both the Farm Buildings and the Pavilion. Over the years we have welcomed many visitors who use wheel chairs. We hope the photograph below will give some indication of the terrain. Do let us know if you have any queries.
Lots to look forward to this year . . . We look forward to seeing you