Welcome to the 2018 Swaffham Rotary Visual Arts Festival.

On behalf of The Rotary Club of Swaffham – Welcome to the 2018 Swaffham Rotary Visual Arts Festival!

Over the 20 years since the first Art Exhibition in the Mundford Village Hall the Exhibition, the Festival has grown and demonstrated how rich West Norfolk is in Arts and Crafts. The Festival aims to reflect and showcase this wealth of talent and indeed the Festival Committee is now busy planning the 2018 Festival.

More information will be posted here as it becomes available – but please see our Stop Press below for further information for prospective exhibitors, contributors, advertisers and sponsors.

Every year the Festival has increased in content and popularity with the emphasis on ensuring that the events can be enjoyed by everyone and from which anyone can learn more about the variety within the Visual Arts and be stimulated and entertained. Films, a theatre production, talks and demonstrations; displays of jewellery and sculpture; exhibition of paintings, prints, collages and photography by talented amateurs and by acclaimed professionals, have been part of the Festival’s celebration of the Visual Arts.

The highlight of the Festival, as ever, will be our Exhibition and Sale of works of art on the 26th to 28th October 2018 at Swaffham’s Assembly Rooms.

In addition to raising the profile of the Arts within Swaffham and District, the festival also aims to raise money for Charity. Last year over £6000 was raised for charitable causes and over the last 21 years the Club has raised over £ 105,000 for local, national and international charitable causes which the Rotary Club of Swaffham supports.

Malcolm Whittley

Incoming President, The Rotary Club of Swaffham

2018 Festival Advertisers

ABEL HOMES, sponsors and Patron of Rotary Club of Swaffham Visual Arts Festival and art Exhibition.
Parsons & Whittley, Architects & Surveyors, Swaffham
Longsons, Estate Agents, Swaffham
Swaffham Golf Club
The George Hotel, Swaffham
Ceres Bookshop and Café, Swaffham
R&I Builders, Necton,
Premier, Local store including fish & chips, wine & newspapers etc. Castle Acre
London Street Stores, Local corner shop for newspapers, off licence, fresh fruit /veg etc, Swaffham
Andrew Baker, Hairdresser, Swaffham
Clenshaw Minns, Chartered Accountants, Swaffham
D.A.Seaman, Optometrists, Swaffham
J& D Papworth, Butchers & Graziers, Swaffham (and at Fakenham, Sheringham, North Walsham)
The Gem Shop, Jewellers & Designers, Swaffham
Mother Hubbard, Fish & Chips and Do-nuts, Swaffham
Twenty Churchwardens, Traditional Beers and Food, Cockley Cley, Swaffham
Pedlars Gold, for Stationery, Cards, Gifts, Artists’ Materials, Swaffham ( & Fakenham)
Malcolm Whittley, Artist and Building designer, Swaffham
Cape Amethyst, for Nails, Face/Body, Make-up, Holistic, Swaffham
Market Cross Café Bar, Swaffham
Taylor’s Framing, Picture Framing Experts, Necton
LG Motors, Garage & Car Sales, Swaffham
Poppi Interiors, Interior design & Curtains, Swaffham
Artemis Homes and Antiques, Café, Antiques, Home artefacts, Dresses, cards etc, Cley-next-the-Sea
East Dereham Podiatry Practice, For all your Chiropody and Podiatry needs. East Dereham.
The Hayes Gallery, 19th,20th & 21st Century Paintings, full framing and restoring, Swaffham
Swaffham Carpet & Bedding Centre, Bedding and Carpets, fitting and supplying, Swaffham
Thornally Chapman, Funeral Directors, Swaffham
Ward Gethin Archer, Solicitors & Notaries, Swaffham, Chatteris, East Dereham, Ely, Heacham, King’s Lynn & Watton
Willgress, Butchers & Deli, Little Fransham

Festival Sponsored By:

Abel Homes

Organised By:

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The Rotary Club of Swaffham


Proceeds from all events go to local charities supported by the Rotary Club.