Returning for its 3rd year on August 6th and 7th, the Art in the Park Festival is set to have its biggest year yet. Visitors are guaranteed a weekend of art, creativity and fun as local makers, musicians and performers show and display a mix of crafts and arts.
Over the course of the two days, the town centre will be alive with a flurry of colourful highlights including:
- The launch of ‘Colour the Court’
Regent Court will be supporting the ‘Art in the Park’ experience on Saturday 6th August. From 11am to 3pm an innovative community art trail, created during Leamington’s Carnival, will be unveiled. Amongst the beautiful silk artworks, live performers; creative workshops; free giveaways and offers from local businesses (including Las Iguanas, Gusto, Zou Bisou and Lille Perle) will have the place bursting!
- Yarn Bombing
Discover the beauty of this community project installation as 8 of Jephson Gardens’ trees are dressed in ‘yarn décor’. Make sure you stop to have your photo taken in the Art in the Park yarn-frame!
- Czech memorial Fountain: Project ‘Hidden’
Are you a fan of camo? Get involved with Hidden, an iconic tribute to the 7 brave Czech soldiers who fought and too our Reinhardt in WW11. This community event will create 7 trees on camouflage netting to hide the Czech Memorial Fountain on Sunday 6th August from 5pm.
- Ratburger – purchase your tickets here
Leamington’s own Heartbreak Productions will be celebrating their 25th birthday with a special outdoor theatre performance of David Walliams “Ratburger” on Saturday August 6th at 6.30pm. Listers Volkswagen, Gusto Restaurant and the Armed Forces Community Covenant have joined forces and are celebrating this special date by gifting Art in the Park Festival visitors an incredible present of attending this theatre performance for free!
Up to 40 children aged from 7 upwards are invited to become ‘camo-rats’ and take part in the opening of this production. Those interested will be asked to create a ‘rat mask’ and learn a dance at a workshop to be held on the Saturday of the event.
- ‘Lost’ by Motionhouse
Embrace the emotive performance of Motionhouse on August 6th at 2pm in Jephson Gardens.
- Pottery Thrown Down – purchase your tickets here
Five local celebrities will compete against each other to throw down clay and create a slab in front of a live audience!
- Stagecoach Theatre School
To coincide with the festival’s theme, Stagecoach has devised a special camouflage performance piece they’ll perform on Sunday 6th August at 1.20pm.
- Pauline Quirke Academy
Prepare to be entertained with their extract from the much loved Beauty and the Beast on Saturday 6th August at 1.30pm.
Further information about times, locations and how to get involved can be found at: www.artinpark.co.uk