PICTURES: Alnmouth Arts Festival

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Mandy Turner and Alice Cooper' Picture by Terry Collinson
Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Mandy Turner and Alice Cooper' Picture by Terry Collinson
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The organisers of Alnmouth Arts Festival couldn’t have picked a better weekend for it as the 13th showcase was bathed in bright sunshine.

The event, on Saturday and Sunday, featured more than 70 artists in venues around the seaside village alongside street food, live music and plenty of activities for young people, including circus workshops, puppet making, storytelling, shanty songs and dancing.

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Music in the park from 'Northern Monkey Brass Band' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Music in the park from 'Northern Monkey Brass Band' Picture by Terry Collinson

This year’s festival poster winner was illustrator Stephen Jeffrey. His work was chosen by a panel of judges as the best portrayal of the festival and all its elements, ‘perfectly summing up’ the annual event and Alnmouth itself.

Festival sponsors and support comes from the likes of Northumbria Coast and Country Cottages, Challenging Learning, Puffin Stores/Alnmouth Post Office, Scott’s of Alnmouth, ​The Old School Gallery, JJR Cleaning and Property Management, The Hope and Anchor, The Red Lion Inn, St Valery Boutique Bed and Breakfast, Seafield House and Bistro 23.

The organisers also thanked all the volunteers who helped out across the weekend.

Andrew Scott, who helped organise the showcase, said: “The Alnmouth Arts Festival continues to go from strength to strength as a showcase for local artists.”

Alnmouth Arts Festival youngest exhibitor, Matt Robson.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival youngest exhibitor, Matt Robson.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival wouldn't be complete without the ladies of Alnmouth WI.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival wouldn't be complete without the ladies of Alnmouth WI.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'The Festival' poster artist Stephen Jeffrey (centre) and family' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'The Festival' poster artist Stephen Jeffrey (centre) and family' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Children learn new skills with 'Let's Circus'' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Children learn new skills with 'Let's Circus'' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Members of the Alnmouth Old Chapel Art Group with some of their members' work.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Members of the Alnmouth Old Chapel Art Group with some of their members' work.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.' The Monday Matters group.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.' The Monday Matters group.' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.' Stories from a Pirate!' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.' Stories from a Pirate!' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Artist Nicola Stevenson' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Artist Nicola Stevenson' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Children take part in a spectacular "Danceformation" routine' Picture by Terry Collinson

Alnmouth Arts Festival.'Children take part in a spectacular "Danceformation" routine' Picture by Terry Collinson