The Langford Arts Festival returns to the Oxfordshire village on the weekend of Saturday, 10 and Sunday, 11 June 2023, with record 65 artists set to be onboard, a new sculpture garden, and even more activities for visitors to try.
The festival, which takes place every two years, will feature the work of amateur and professional artists, ranging from watercolour, acrylic and oil paintings, prints and photography to sculpture, glass, jewellery and pottery.
There will be something to suit any budget; works from sought-after artists for collectors through to pieces for people who just want to find something special for their home.
To reflect its increased scale and scope, the festival is taking place in five key locations in Langford – which in itself is a classic Cotswold village.
St Matthew’s Church in Langford, which dates back to the 11th Century, is the atmospheric setting where all the 2D work will be displayed and sold. There will also be a sculpture garden, ‘the thatch’ displaying 3D art, a photographic exhibition and an entire art-in-action pavilion.
If people want to try as well as buy, there will be plenty of live art-based activities taking place in Langford during the festival. These include art installations and arts and crafts for visitors to try in the art-in-action pavilion.
Here the activities will include a blacksmith offering metalwork taster sessions, a potter’s wheel, painting simple watercolour cards, making paper-clay decorations, nature collage creation, and mandala pebble decorating.
With light lunches and afternoon teas served in the Arts Cafe in the village hall and The Pitstop serving breakfast butties at the free car park, Langford Arts Festival will provide the perfect day out for families and serious art enthusiasts.
The festival, set in West Oxfordshire, Langford (GL7 3LN), is on the Oxfordshire/Gloucestershire/Wiltshire border, half an hour from Cheltenham, Swindon and Oxford.
It will run from 11.00am to 5.00pm throughout the weekend. Entry is free. There is an optional catalogue for £2.00 each.