The inaugural Littlebury Festival in Essex ran over the
weekend of June 1st and 2nd, 2019. They raised £6,500 for charity - Bridgeen and I were really happy to take part and hope more events may be planned for the future.
13 Open Gardens and 23 selling artists contributing to what should be a really enjoyable opportunity to wander some beautiful rarely open private gardens, drink tea, have lunch and see some of the artists at work - mosaic, weaving and embroidery will all be in action. There will also be a history of Littlebury on display at the Village Hall. Start there for map and tickets - £5 - funds raised from entrance and sales go to charity.
Littlebury is near Saffron Walden and under 1 mile from Audley End House (English Heritage)
Participating artists are (in orange are demonstrating)
Radio Essex interview To hear it - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hj9ms/episodes/player <https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hj9ms/episodes/player> - where you can listen again to the programme for 30 days after it has broadcast.
Anne Cardwell mosaic artist and course provider & Bridgeen Donaldson mosaic,
Amanda Banham ceramics
Helen Riches and David Riches, oil painting,
Lizzie Sanders illustration and historian.
Brian Sanders, author/illustrator
Susie Turner, printmaker
Claire Durrant, weaver
Colin Durrant, watercolours
Ian Vance, ceramics
Issa Cochran, textile artist specialising in indigo-dyeing, printer
Sarah Harvey, illustrator
Sarah Turpin, illustrator
Antonia Channer, embroidery
Lesley Rumble, watercolours
Celia Biscoe, artist
Sue Smith, sculptor
Tim Hughes, artist
Susan Amiss, artist
Ian Wolter, sculptor