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Festival of Arts: Craft & Needlework Exhibition

Published on Monday, 23rd May 2022

Knitted Paddington bear

Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery 21 May – 12 June 2022

The third and most fun-filled, variety-packed instalment of the Nuneaton Festival of Arts has launched at Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. Now in its 74th year, it is a pleasure to have this annual celebration of local artistry and handmade talent back at the museum.

The greatly anticipated Craft & Needlecraft Exhibition is the final showcase to conclude the festival exhibitions this year. Responding to a call-to-arms, local makers of all ages have submitted their achievements this Spring. The Craft and Needlework sections present a wide range of disciplines from textiles including embroidery, dressmaking, knitting and crochet to ceramics, metalcraft, woodcraft, modelmaking and papercraft. Visitors will be captivated by the diversity and inventiveness of the entries on display. Platinum Jubilee inspired works also feature!

Councillor Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services says:

“There’s such a delightful display of work to see from talented local crafters of all ages - I’m very impressed! Our thanks as always go to the dedicated event organisers for volunteering their time to the festival.”

The Festival of Arts is organised by a committed team of volunteers and offers the opportunity for both individuals and groups to take part. Expert judges are appointed to select prize winners and work tirelessly to carry out all the administrative tasks that this popular annual event entails. The Museum is delighted to act as host to this year’s exhibitions.

As with all our exhibitions, admission is FREE and there are other displays to enjoy during your visit. Check out the Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery Facebook page for full details about upcoming event days and activities. The Museum is open Tuesday 10.30am to 4.30pm, Wednesday 10.30am to 4.30pm, Thursday (downstairs and tearoom only) 10.30 - 4.30pm, Friday 10.30am to 4.30pm and Saturday 10.30 - 4.30pm. FREE admission but donations welcome.