New Forest Arts Festival news

Over five thousand people discover art in New Forest National Park

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Published on Friday 28 July 2017

Artists and creative groups from across the New Forest came together over two weeks to celebrate the National Park through art.

Artists benefit from £6,000 funding boost

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Published on Thursday 15 June 2017

Artists and art organisations benefited from a £6,000 boost thanks to a small grant scheme funded by New Forest District Council and the New Forest National Park Authority.

A summer evening of arts, crafts and music launches New Forest Arts Festival

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Published on Wednesday 7 June 2017

With only days to go until the start of the New Forest Arts Festival, over 50 guests attended a launch evening for a sneak preview of some of this year’s fantastic events.

‘Tree-mendous’ New Forest Arts Festival: 10 – 25 June 2017

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Published on Wednesday 3 May 2017

If you go down to the woods’re sure to see over 60 events in the National Park celebrating the New Forest’s landscape and culture.

Artists invited to register their interest in New Forest Arts Festival

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Published on Wednesday 2 November 2016

Artists are invited to celebrate the New Forest’s landscape, culture and creative community at the New Forest Arts Festival.

Hundreds discover art in New Forest National Park

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Published on Wednesday 6 July 2016

The New Forest Arts Festival is celebrating success after hosting over 40 events between 11 and 26 June in its first year.

New Forest Arts Festival closes this weekend

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Published on Thursday 23 June 2016

Outdoor performances, inclusive workshops and a diverse range of exhibitions have already taken place, but the first New Forest Arts Festival isn’t over yet.

Launch of the first New Forest Arts Festival kicks off two weeks of celebrations

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Published on Tuesday 7 June 2016

With just days to go until the first New Forest Arts Festival starts this weekend, around 60 guests attended the launch yesterday (7 June) and had a chance to meet some of the artists.

Enjoy art in unexpected places

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Published on Thursday 26 May 2016

Exciting and unusual events have been added to the programme for the first New Forest Arts Festival between 11 and 26 June.

Create jellyfish from plastic bottles and cardboard guitars

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Published on Monday 9 May 2016

An activity day with a difference takes place this summer, encouraging families to get creative with rubbish.

See the National Park from a different view at the first New Forest Arts Festival

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Published on Tuesday 12 April 2016

Artists from across the New Forest are gearing up for the first New Forest Arts Festival – and you’re invited!

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