The HDFA is run by a committee of local volunteers whose job it is to distribute a small grant given by Kings Lynn Borough Council each year to help the Arts in and around Hunstanton and it has been running for many years. The Management Committee is always happy to hear from anyone who has some special skill to offer and is willing to help organise various events.
The Hunstanton & District Festival of Arts sponsors various different Arts events throughout the year for the whole community to enjoy. Events include an annual ‘Christmas Tree Festival’ in December, a one act play Drama Festival lasting several days at the Princess Theatre in July, and musical events performed monthly ‘At the Spinney’ in Hunstanton High Street. There are also monthly craft Fairs at the Town Hall for high quality handmade goods, ranging from patchwork and cushions to beautiful jewellery and cute felted animals –There is literally something for everyone!
A professional Theatre Company visits at least once a year and there is a new Friends organisation if you would like to be involved. Please contact us for further info either here or via our Facebook page.
The 2017 professional play was “Murder on the Terrace” by Heartbreak Productions at Thornham Village Hall in August. It was a sell-out.
One of our other ongoing projects is the” Community Ceramic Tile Project” working on nine sets of rather plain panels down on the sea front. We started to cheer them up with lots of colour in 2012 with the Queens Diamond Jubilee panels by local schools, next we did Seaside Memories with members of the public and we still have several panels to complete. This project is in conjunction with ‘Paint Me Ceramics Shop’ in Westgate Hunstanton and a new panel will be started in 2018. Go and look at those already completed for inspiration. It’s a great way of leaving your mark on Hunstanton forever for very little cost.
The HDFA is run by a committee of local volunteers who are interested in all things artistic.
The Hunstanton & District Festival of Arts sponsor a collection of events throughout the year
The Hunstanton District Festival of Arts is a local charity and a non-profit making organisation