VENUE CHANGE: Swaffham Camera Club Exhibition – Please note that the venue for the Camera Club Exhibition has changed to the Swaffham Community Centre, Beech Close, Swaffham.

Welcome to the 2016 Swaffham Rotary Visual Arts Festival.

Come inside.  See what’s on.

The Festival runs from Friday 30th September to Sunday 30th October.

The climax of the Festival, as always, will be our Exhibition and Sale of Works of Art in the Swaffham Assembly Rooms on the weekend of 28th to 30th October.

The Launch event of the Festival is on Friday 30th September- an evening with the designer of the McLaren F1 sports car. Other events include

  • an evening with the Royal Photography Society’s Fellow of the Year
  • an exhibition by the Swaffham Camera Club
  • Garden Visiting over the last 500 years;
  • an exhibition of work by East Anglian Embroiderers’ Guild members;
  • a war movie with an art theme.

Over the 20 years since the first small exhibition at Mundford the exhibition and the festival have grown and demonstrated how rich West Norfolk is in artists and craftsmen. We aim to reflect and showcase this wealth of talent.

We also aim to raise money for charity. Last year the Festival raised over £6300 for charitable causes.

This success is only possible through the talents of our exhibitors and contributors, the hard work of organisers and helpers, and the generosity of our visitors and sponsors.

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Swaffham, our patron The Baroness Shephard of Northwold, DL, and the recipients of the funds that we have raised, we thank you all.

Come and enjoy.

David Morris

President, The Rotary Club of Swaffham

Suprematist Photography

Wednesday 12th October, The George Hotel

View the full Festival programme


An example of Tony Bramley's work

Message to Exhibitors

The 2016 Swaffham Rotary Visual Arts Festival Arts Exhibition weekend is now back at its traditional weekend, of 28th – 30th October.

The Art Exhibition Preview evening will be on Friday 28th October followed by full days (10.00am to 4.00pm) on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th.

Final entry date for inclusion in the Catalogue is Saturday 1st October. Don’t forget your stamped addressed envelope for your reference numbers.

You can see full information and terms and conditions here. Enquiries to Sheila Chambers: Tel: 01760 755868 Email:

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.