2023 festival and a membership offer from Royston Arts Society

We are pretty sure that the 2023 arts festival has been a success in terms of numbers of visitors and we are now starting to plan for the 2024 festival taking account of some valuable lessons that we have learned from this year’s festival.

One element of this year’s festival that was a resounding success was Royston Arts Society’s Annual Autumn Exhibition in Royston Town Hall. The exhibition included a total of 330 paintings and 515 greeting cards created by 65 artists. Sales amounted to almost £4000 and two thirds of the exhibiting artists sold something over the weekend making the event the most successful exhibition in a decade.

The exhibition was very well received by the visitors and the favourite picture award was won by Tina Bone for her painting entitled “Blue and Gold Macaws and Swamp Hibiscus” (see picture).

Members of Royston Arts Society can enter paintings into both the Autumn exhibition and the Online Members’ exhibition plus the ongoing exhibition in Royston Library.

They can also attend painting sessions twice per month and an art demonstration given by a professional artist most months.

At the moment, new members can join RAS for half price; £12.00 for adults and £7.00. This membership will run until 31st March 2024 giving new members ample time to sample the art demonstrations and painting sessions; also to exhibit some work in Royston Library.

For joining details click HERE

Festival Update Three

If you didn’t catch the MusicFest Special on Royston Radio on Sunday 17th you can now listen to the podcasts featuring all the performers taking part in Royston MusicFest on the afternoon of Sunday 1st October in pubs and clubs around town as part of Royston Arts Festival. FREE entry to all venues including clubs where membership requirements are waived for the day. Just click on the image at top right (or further below for mobiles).

You can now buy our Finale Concert tickets at Royston Library until 3.30pm on Saturday, and on Saturday from midday until around 5pm at our Gala In The Gardens – both for CASH only. Then on the door – if there are any left!

The programme for our Gala In The Gardens, can be found by clicking on the heading below and entry to that and all the entertainments is FREE.

Check onlne programme details below for more information and KEEP WATCHING THIS SPACE for the latest additions and amendments.