Sun 28 May – Sat 3 June
Events throughout the week
(Click on the relevant day to view event details)
The Flushing Arts week was originally developed in 2005 by Jenny Tim and Atkinson as a one off event that used the arts, as a tool, to engage all factions of the community in a common activity, thereby strengthening the community spirit and forging bonds and ambitions. It was also to support the vast array of local artistic talent within the local community.
It was so successful that it has continued to run for 10 years on a more or less self – funding basis, with supported by a number of sponsors. Each year we have tried to bring in something new, to expose people in a safe and accessible environment to different arts forms that they would not normally engage with.
In 2013 Flushing Arts Week broadened out to become Flushing Arts offering opportunities for the local community to engage in as broad a range of the Arts as possible at different times of year, for example classical music and a Christmas lantern making workshop and parade.
This year, to celebrate our 10th anniversary we are providing a bumper programme of events including music, theatre, boat making workshop a large exhibition of art works etc.
Our Arts Week programme, delivered during the Spring Bank holiday Half Term Week each year, has become so polar that local families keep the week free to take part and other families are booking their summer holidays specifically to take part in as many of the events as they can.
It is a not for profit organisation but any surplice is put back into the village to support other community facilities and events. Some events are offered free, particularly workshops for children, others subsidised these and some we work towards breaking even.
We have also grown in size from just Tim and Jenny to 14 committee members who each take on specific roles and responsibilities.