Welcome to the 2018 Swaffham Rotary Visual Arts Festival.

Come inside.  See what’s on.

The Festival runs from Saturday 29th September to Sunday 28th October.

2018 Events will include:

  • A play
  • A talk 
  • A demonstration of textiles
  • A Film
  • The annual Art Exhibition

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 26th to 28th October.

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 £10,000 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 Tony Abel, and the recipients of the funds that we have raised, we thank you all.

Come and enjoy.

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.