Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festivals on the coast – a must-see event in the regional arts calendar.

Festival 2024 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7pm-8.30pm Friday 13 September

Doors of cottages are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

Celebrating the history and heritage of Staithes with a programme of walks, talks, photographs, and film shows.

North York Moors, Scarborough Borough Council and Welcome to Yorkshire
Light on the Beach

Glenn Kilpatrick

Felty And Fabulous

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Brenda Christison (Felty and Fabulous) is a needle-felter from York. Formerly a headteacher, her work explores a renewed appreciation of life after redundancy. A member of Staithes Arts and Crafts and the International Felt-makers Association, much of her work is inspired by the changing seasons of the Yorkshire coast and countryside. Needle-felting onto vintage blankets lends her work a uniqueness in terms of colour, texture and history. Signature pieces include wild landscapes, seascapes and hares, with hand embroidery adding detail. Always a teacher at heart, she promotes this mindful, magical skill by leading workshops and creating kits. Commissions always welcome!

Venue: Corner House, Gun Gutter

Medium: Needlefelting