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.

This year it's 15-17 September 2023.

During the weekend the doors of cottages in the village are thrown open as pop-up art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. 

The heritage of Staithes is celebrated through a programme of walks, talks, historic photographs, film shows, and a demonstration of how to make a lobster pot!

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

Glenn Kilpatrick

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with B

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Aromatherapy candles, diffusers, room sprays and wax melts made with all natural ingredients and essential oils

Venue: Fishermans store, beckside

Medium: Aromatherapy candles

KV Artist Blacksmith

Trained in traditional blacksmithing and modern fabrication. I create bespoke, high quality metal work for the home, garden and public. Inspired by the local flora and fauna, working alone from my workshop and forge in Hinderwell, my passion for the craft can be seen in every commission I undertake.

Venue: Unit 2A, Station View, Hinderwell Industrial Estate, Hinderwell, TS135ER

Medium: Artist Blacksmith

Ann Bristow

I started painting after I moved to the Yorkshire Coast. I love the coastal towns and villages with the houses all tumbling down to the sea. I paint happy sunny quirky scenes which take an affectionate often nostalgic look at the places I love.

Venue: Village Hall

Medium: Acrylic art

Caroline Brogden

Caroline is a Yorkshire based jeweller with a passion for sustainable and alternative materials. Her current collection consists of bold and bright coastal inspired jewellery. Hand carved from surplus resin (known as Surfite), a by-product of custom surfboard production. Precious metal elements add structure and form to the pieces. The collection includes a selection of bright and bold earrings, necklaces and rings. Each piece of jewellery is entirely unique due to the nature of Surfite with pieces suitable for any gender. Precious metal elements are added to provide structure and form. Recycled metals are used wherever possible

Venue: Greystones, High Street

Medium: Contemporary coastal jewellery

Cath Brooke

My images focus on changing industrial landscapes and ways in which nature responds when large industrial structures are abandoned: shipyards, power-stations and steel furnaces etc. I often visit the same sites many times, documenting the changes taking place, exploring relationships between the industry that was and the nature that remains. I am fascinated by coastal industrial areas where large industrial structures, oil tankers and container vessels sit alongside areas of natural beauty and our nature reserves. I am also interested in new industry adjacent to old – wind turbines turning next to cooling towers.

Venue: 3 Beckside

Medium: printmaking & drawing

Lorraine Brown

BA (hons) 1999 Based at Platformarts studios Middlesbrough. Exhibited locally and nationally.

Venue: Kipper Corner

Medium: Painting, drawing, mixed-media

Ian Burdall

Ian paints mainly coastal and industrial subjects. He visits places that have a history of working people and past glories, industry on the wain and the re use of post industrial land and structures. He uses bold colours and angels to give a monumental feel to often basic or faded subjects. The fishing industry, it's ports and harbours, steel making and mills and the people who worked in them are all represented.

Venue: Museum Apartment. Above the Staithes Museum.

Medium: Oil paintings

Ian Burke

I come from Redcar , trained in Newcastle University BA and Goldsmith’s College London. Teacher at Rugby School and Eton College as the Drawing Master.

Venue: Sunday School at the Methodist

Medium: Painter printmaker

Heather Burton

Heather is an award winning palette knife artist who paints landscapes and figurative work. Her work is represented by a number of galleries across the north of England and the Borders. She works to commission and runs workshops from home and for art groups.

Venue: Hardwick Mount (just off Barrass Square)

Medium: Landscape, seascape, figurative