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 '24 is on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 September, with preview night 7-9pm Friday 13.

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, 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 E

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Pete Edwards

Pete studied ceramics at the Royal College of Art where his art pieces concentrated on wildlife conservation. Having finished successfully teaching, he pursued a new interest in Lino cuts, still preserving and reflecting on wildlife and environmental concerns.This work has been depicted as unique Japanese manhole covers and lately a joining of vintage music sheets which poignantly emphasise his message. Ceramics include rake whales and other mammals.

Venue: Beaumont House, High Street

Medium: Lino/Ceramics

Hellen Edwards

Revealing the beauty in the collision between the natural and manufactured environment. The seductive, tactile, jewel-like colours and surfaces are intended to conjure atmosphere and vitality. Working in Textiles and Mixed Media I create images in landscape, seascape and flora.

Venue: Village Hall

Medium: Textile. Mixed Media.

Matthew Ellwood

Matthew’s intricate Tower paintings incorporate culturally and historically significant landmarks and the buildings that characterise a city, town or area. Through his detailed architectural constructions, Matthew captures the spirit of both a place and its people. Matthew uses watercolour, pen, inks and a lot of patience.

Venue: Staithes Village Hall

Medium: Watercolour, pen, inks