CRAFTS proved popular at the annual Shoreham Methodist Church Arts and Crafts Festival, with sales well up on last year.
The festival, which ran from August 8 to 16, saw a steady stream of visitors.
Margaret Bedwell, from the organising committee, said: “It went quite well. We didn’t sell many paintings, only about six, when we usually sell more than ten, but the crafts actually very well and in fact sales were up by £500 on last year. We were very pleased with that.
“One woman was selling a calendar containing her own pictures and recipes and that went very well. She was extremely pleased at how many she sold.
“We had a good number of visitors, though Thursday morning was quiet because of the rain. You usually reckon to do better in the morning sessions but that was actually the worst. The Saturdays, however, were both very good days.”
Playwright Janet Behan, who opened this year’s festival, gave one of the best speeches in its 46 years, focussing on Shoreham as a gem of art and creativity.
The concert by bass baritone Franz Hepburn, also on the opening day, was well attended and his songs and arias were well received.
Most of the money taken goes back to the artists but money from refreshments, which did very well, goes into the festival funds and profits are donated to charity.
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