Why have an Art & Industry Festival?

Festivals are a great way to take time out from the everyday, to explore your local area and experience the place in new or experimental ways. Our program of events invites you into sites that you may have driven past every day and either not noticed or felt you were not allowed to access.

Festivals traditionally have marked times of change: the summer solstice or the transition from winter into spring. Festivals and celebrations also signify transformation: the end of something or someone, a funeral, or new beginnings such as celebrating a coming of age or wedding.

A festival can be a vehicle for locals from diverse economic and cultural backgrounds to comment, discuss and observe these changes.

This Festival aims to be useful by offering a time and place where challenging and playful ideas can be explored through art projects.

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