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

Kit Hemsley

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Kit is fascinated by clay in its multitude of colours and textures. Currently she is exploring its extremes with the delicate, flowing, semi-translucent, coloured Parian (porcelain) in stark contrast to her extremely tactile, burnished, sawdust fired pieces. The work is sometimes functional, often sculptural but always visually exciting. Her work is influenced by a childhood spent on the coast near Whitby. Now living and working in Runswick Bay. The processes Kit uses mean all her work is as individual as a fingerprint.

Venue: Ardbank, Elliot's Yard, Staithes, TS13 5BJU

Medium: Ceramics, sculpture, jewellery