Welcome to the 2017 Swaffham Rotary Visual Arts Festival.

Come inside.  See what’s on.

The Festival runs from Friday 30th September to Sunday 29th October.

2017 Events will include:

  • A lecture on theatre design by a well renowned designer
  • A screening of a film from the list of the Top 50
  • A textile talk and demonstration
  • A first for the festival: a stage play performed by one of the region’s leading theatre groups
  • A talk on “What’s Art” by leading regional celebrities
  • 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 27th to 29th 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 £5,500 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

Message to Exhibitors

The 2017 Swaffham Rotary Visual Arts Festival Arts Exhibition weekend is on at its traditional weekend, of 27th – 29th October.

The Art Exhibition Preview evening will be on Friday 27th October followed by full days (10.00am to 4.00pm) on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th.

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: chambers_nigel@hotmail.com

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.