Sponsors support festival

Katherine Renton
Katherine Renton

Organisers are busy getting sorted for this year’s Alnmouth Arts Festival, which is set to be another huge success.

Taking place across the coastal village on Saturday, June 17, and Sunday, June 18, it will see more than 70 artists exhibiting and selling their work across a huge variety of mediums as well as children’s events, street food and more.

A huge amount of work goes into the event and that is supported by sponsors.

A platinum sponsor at this year’s event is Northumbria Coast & Country Cottages, which has more than 470 holiday cottages across the county and the Scottish Borders.

Nikki Brierley, director, said: “The Alnmouth Arts Festival is always well attended and provides a vibrant and fun weekend enjoyed by all ages. We’re delighted to continue our support of this worthy event, which highlights many of our local artists and it’s great to see the village bustling with so many visitors.”

Challenging Learning partnership, based in Alnwick, is a gold sponsor.

Deb Ions, marketing and partnership manager, said: “Challenging Learning is an educational company supporting schools around the world with creativity, challenge, engagement and pupil progress. The company was founded by James and Jill Nottingham, who spent 20 years living in Alnmouth.

“One of our other directors is also husband to Katherine Renton, a well-known artist in the area who will be exhibiting during the festival. So for all these reasons, we are delighted to be Gold Sponsors of this year’s Alnmouth Arts Festival. We plan on bringing our whole team over from Australia, Norway, Sweden and Denmark during that week so if you hear any Scandinavian languages or Aussie accents around Alnmouth then they are likely to come from the Challenging Learning team.”

For more information, visit www.alnmouthartsfestival.co.uk