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 J

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Agat Dobson Jagiella

French painter sculptor farmer beekeeper treeplanter, love art sunshine and the sea.

Venue: Cinder cottage

Medium: Painter & Sculpture


I'm a multimedia artist making Art from: textured clay on canvas, inspired by folk lore. Collage, ink, and textiles creating layers of colour and texture, and from my love of nature, my cyanotype prints of leaves and flowers, including the lampshades I make for my wonky tree branch lamps.

Venue: The Cottage, High Street, Staithes

Medium: Painting, Multi Media, Cyanotypes

Rod Jewell

THE STAITHES EXPERIENCE - Exhibition/sales of hundreds of bygone pictures including Staithes, Hinderwell, Runswick, Whitby etc . There will be a silent film showing each day on Staithes Lifeboat/harbour construction c1924 and a Victorian magic lantern show on Staithes & Runswick/area with some outstanding heritage local views/fisher folk from the 1890's. There will be a section of original paintings, postcards from 1900's, antiques, brica-brac and local ephemera for sale. Come along to The Granary Yard Garage Studio, near Beckside to enjoy the Staithes experience.


Medium: Bygone Staithes Experience

Suzanne Jewellery

In 2004 Suzanne created her business Suzanne Jewellery from her garden studio based in Barnard Castle. She studied jewellery design in the 1990’s but continued her interest as a hobby rather than a career. After discovering lampworking – ‘the art of making small objects from glass melted in the flame of a torch’, she was drawn towards glass as a medium. She began experimenting, using it to incorporate colour and contrast into her jewellery designs. She now produces a range of unique beads, baubles, flowers and jewellery using this method as well as offering workshops from her studio.

Venue: Hill Cottage, High Barrass, Staithes TS13 5DE

Medium: Lampwork Glass Jewellery

Emma Welsh Jewellery

Emma is a professional, bench trained jeweller with 14 years experience in the trade. Her collections are inspired by nature. Each piece is individually hand-made using traditional techniques. Emma also completes bespoke commissions, repairs and re-modelling of existing jewellery into new designs. Emma offers jewellery making classes, and wedding ring workshops in her studio at Arnup Studios in York. Emma's jewellery is made in gold and silver, featuring a range of precious and semiprecious gemstones. Contemporary jewellery featuring bold shapes and natural themes.

Venue: Kindly Light, Wesleyan Chapel, Chapel Yard, Staithes TS13 5BS

Medium: jeweller, Goldsmith