Drayton Arts Festival
Community Arts Festival in Market Drayton
The Drayton Community Arts Festival has been held annually during the last week in October since 2014, with the main aim of celebrating, showcasing and encouraging creative and artistic talents of all age groups in the local community.
It also provides an opportunity to invite selected high quality professional performers and artists to take part in the festival from outside the local area.
It is run as a not-for-profit event, organised and managed by a small team of volunteers. We aim to promote ‘access for all’ to most of our events through low-cost entry or by voluntary donation. This is helped by fundraising events hosted by local groups.
Markets & Fairs - Exhibitions - Children's Events - Live Performances - Library - Art & Craft Workshops - Field Events
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MARKETS & FAIRS
Creative Drayton Artisan Market. Saturday 4th November 10 am – 2pm Grove School Main Hall £ Free Visitor Entry.
Open to all local people to sell or showcase their creative work. To book a stall: e-mail Sarah Huggins email@example.com
MDCE Culture Creativity & Leisure Fair Wednesday 25th October 10am – 2pm Auditorium Festival Drayton Centre £ Free Visitor Entry
Open to all local activity groups wanting to promote their membership. To book a free stall e-mail Brian Lock: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Public Festival Exhibitions are £Free Entry with voluntary donations welcomed.
10th Anniversary Schools Calendar Project Exhibition in the Main Hall of Grove School, Newcastle Road
U3A Photographic Group Exhibition in the Library,
Festival 10th Anniversary Exhibition in the Museum, Shropshire Street
Halloween Shop Window Display Competition.
Market Drayton Flower Club Special 10th Anniversary Floral Display
Schools Calendar Exhibition 6th November – 29th November Festival Drayton Centre Art Gallery during opening times
Children’s Day: Around the Town on Sat 28th October; 10 am. – 2pm
The Town Traders Annual Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ Event
Gingerbread Manhunt featuring George the Gingerbread Man
Chalk drawing Competition Venue TBC
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CONCERTS & PERFORMANCES
Whitchurch Brass Band Concert in Grove School Main Hall, Newcastle Road Sun 29th Oct at 2pm. Refreshments available
Community Concert in Grove School Main Hall on Sat 28th October at 7.30 pm. Featuring Stoke Male Voice, A Choired Taste, Little Voices and Julia Joanne’s Irish Dancers
Tickets £10 Refreshments available
Junior Amdrams Musical Show Performance at Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road on Thursday 2nd November and Friday 3rd November at 7.30pm.
Jazz Trio Concert at St Mary’s Church Friday 3rd November 7.30pm
Entry Price £7.50 including light refreshments
Animatronic ‘Meet and Greet’ Giant Dinosaur Experience around the town. Saturday 28th Oct 10am - 2pm
Live music entertainment Under the Buttercross Saturday 28th Oct 10am – 2pm
Live event at Festival Drayton Centre Sat 4th November at 7.30pm TBC
Live music events in local pubs during the week TBC
Library’s regular public events throughout the week Monday 30th Oct – Sat 4th November
U3A writers Group Open Mic Session Wednesday 1st November
Craft Workshops for Adults with Karen Brooks Thurs 2nd November
ART & CRAFT WORKSHOPS
ECO VR Climate and Pollution Virtual Realty Experience Workshop for Families with Children aged 6+
£Free entry Thursday 2nd November – 2pm – 5.pm Festival Room, Festival Drayton Centre, Frogmore Road
Art for All : Workshop for Over 50’s at the Beacon centre Thurs 2nd November 9 am -1pm at the Beacon Centre, Prospect Road TBC
‘Extend’ Open Session - Exercise to Music on Chairs Workshop for Over 50’s Thurs 2nd November 10am – 11.30 at the Beacon Centre, Prospect Road
‘Singing for the Brain’ –Open Session hosted by the Alzheimer’s Society for people suffering from Dementia. Thursday 2nd November 1.45pm -3.15pm at the Beacon Centre, Prospect Road
£ Free entry Contact Jackie Pomeroy 03331 503456 to book a place .
Family Art and Craft Workshop Drop in. Gymnasium Grove School Sat 4th November 10am – 2pm Free Entry
Bell ringing workshop in St Mary’s Church Bell Tower Sat 4th November 2pm – 3.30 pm £ Free entry
To Book a place: e-mail David Beckwith on email@example.com
Family Town Trail and Scavenger Hunt Saturday Hosted by Market Drayton U3A £Free Entry
4th November. Start at the Main Hall Grove School from 10 am
Allotment Open Coffee morning and Planting Workshop hosted by Zone Community Centre. Linden Grove 3rd November 10am - 12 noon
Walking football: Open taster sessions for women over 40 and men over 50. £Free entry
Greenfields Sports Ground