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Art8 set to hit Killacourt!

By Simon Fernley 19th April 2017

Art8 set to hit Killacourt!
Art8 is set to take over Newquay again.

NEWQUAY’S annual arts and culture festival will be taking over the Killacourt once again to celebrate the creativity there is in the town.

Art8 Makery and Artisan Market will be held on Sunday, April 30, between 10am and 4pm following the success of last year’s Shakespeare in the Shed event.

The day will kick off with a session of Laughter Yoga from Laugh for Life UK and there will be performances throughout the day from Bounce Dance Academy, Trio Dance Company, Treviglas dance and drama students, local musicians and Trenance Learning Academy Choir.

There will also be refreshments to enjoy as well as an Artisan Market made up of more than 25 local makers who will be displaying their creations, including jewellery, crafts and artwork, which visitors can view as well as purchase.

Throughout the day there will also be workshops to take part in, face painting, Blystra Arts willhave a Making Zone for children to get creative in and there will be plenty for the whole family to see and do.   

Caroline Swain, Art8 team member, said: “Last year Art8 put on a day’s event on the Killacourt with various activities, including Blystra Arts’ celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with their unique Shakespeare in the Shed performance which was extremely popular.

“The day was a huge success and the voluntary team behind Art8 decided they wanted to make this event even bigger and better for 2017 which is where the idea of the Art8 Makery and Artisan Market was born.

“The day will be a true celebration of the creativity in Newquay across all art forms and definitely something for the whole family to enjoy.

“We look forward to seeing you all joining us on the day.”

Art8 will see visual art, workshops, photography exhibitions and a family art trail pop up all around the town between April 27 and May 1.

More than 50 individual artists, as well as some groups, including the Quintrell Downs Art Group and Level 1 Photography Group, will be displaying their work at more than 30 venues across the town.

The team behind Art8 has been working tirelessly matching artists with venues, which will see some hosting more than one artist.

Venues range from cafes, restaurants, hotels and hairdressers to bars, shops and the cinema.

For timings on specific workshops and performances happening on the day visit,  Facebook and Twitter, or email

By Simon Fernley 19th April 2017

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