Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

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

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

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

Glenn Kilpatrick

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By Brett James

I create upcycled metal sculpture organic in form, from large mushrooms and bulrushes to small flowers, butterflies and dragonflies. I also repurpose old tools and cut into saws to create images and text.

Venue: Unity House, Church St [74]

Medium: Upcyled Metal Sculpture

Caroline Brogden - Contemporary Jewellery

Caroline Brogden is a largely self-taught jeweller working in precious metals. Her work combines a number of elements with an emphasis on natural from. In particular, those that can be found at the coast. Caroline initially started by collecting and casting shells and setting unusual pieces of sea glass; this is something which she still continues today. Overtime she has started to look at the contours and forms found in nature. Using traditional silversmithing skills her second body of work looks at ways to mimic these shapes and patterns and develop them into small pieces of wearable art.

Venue: Greystones, High Street

Medium: Contemporary Jewellery

Suzanne Jewellery

Lampwork artist Suzanne Tweddle’s studio is situated in the beautiful market town of Barnard Castle from which she designs and hand makes glass beads, buttons, baubles, flowers and jewellery using a technique known as lampworking – ‘the art of making small objects from glass rods melted in the flame of a torch’. Suzanne's discovery and exploration of the art of lampworking has drawn her towards the use of glass as a medium to incorporate into her jewellery designs, injecting colour and contrast to the silver and other materials used. With over 10 years bead making experience Suzanne also offers tuition in lampworking at her studio in Barnard Castle.

Venue: Hill Cottage, High Barrass

Medium: Lampwork Artist

Tom & Rosamund Jordan

Tom and Rosamund Jordan have been dealing, researching, writing and lecturing - Rosamund is a former NADFAS lecturer - about the work of the Staithes Group of artists for over 40 years. Rosamund has recently featured on the BBC’s Countryfile and Art and the Sea talking about the Staithes Group. The Group were a collection of professional painters who worked in and around Staithes a century ago, many of whom trained in Paris at the height of the Impressionist movement. With around 130 paintings in stock, Tom and Rosamund have one of the largest collection of works by the Staithes Group artists and many of them will be on show and for sale at the Staithes Festival. Rosamund will give an illustrated talk on both days of the Festival. See the events page for more. Venue: Memorial Hall, Cliff Road Venue: [X]

Venue: Memorial Hall, Cliff Road

Medium: Staithes Group Paintings