Staithes Festival of Arts and Heritage

Staithes Festival has established itself as one of the friendliest festival on the coast – a must-go-to event in the regional arts calendar.

During the weekend some 100+ cottages in the village become temporary art galleries in a unique selling exhibition. Staithes heritage is also celebrated in fossils, fishing, historic photographs and film shows.

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

Glenn Kilpatrick www.whitby-photography.com

Staithes Festival Artists Beginning with N

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Sue Nichol

Although I live inland my first love is the area of my birth, the North East Coast and North Yorkshire. I exhibit widely in Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Painting in oils to portray the areas I love, attracted by stormy sea and skies, traditional boats and lived in cottages or abandoned barns and farmhouses all feature in my work.

Venue: Laura Knight's Cottage, Barber Yard

Medium: I work in oils.

Ailsa Nicholson

Ailsa is a fused glass and ceramic artist based just outside Whitby, North Yorkshire. Her work is largely inspired by the land and seascape of the local area, culminating in bold, abstract and tactile forms. Both her glass and ceramic work tend to be of a sculptural nature and incorporate a variety of throwing, casting and fusing techniques as well as working with the recycling of old discarded glass. Ailsa has a BA (hons) first class in ceramics from Cardiff University.

Venue: Cottage 4a Northside, Cowbar

Medium: Fused Glass & Ceramics