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Land Sand Stone Art Festival set to return to Bridlington next weekend

The Land Sand Stone Art Festival returns to the East Yorkshire coast for a unique celebration of Bridlington’s coastline through creative connections to nature.

The festival will run over the weekend of Saturday 9 to Sunday 10 September, between 10.00am and 4.00pm on both days, organised by Responsible Fishing UK in association with Visit East Yorkshire.

Artists from all over the UK – and beyond – will gather together in a unique celebration of the creative possibilities of nature and the stunning East Yorkshire coastline.

The theme of the first day – Saturday, 9 September – will be sand & stones. Bridlington’s north beach will be transformed with an artist’s showcase (giant spiral artwork), drop-in workshops, and a family beach art challenge. Note: This event is free of charge to attend.

There will be an opportunity for visitors to join artists James Brunt, James Craig Page, Jon Foreman, Sean Corcoran, Sandor Nagy, Winston Plowes, Arron Tieney, Laurence Winram and many more for an Open Stone Art Session. Visitors will see artists creating new work and will be able to get tips and advice about creating temporary art in nature, and create their own art on the beach.

On Sunday, 10 September, the theme of the day will be land and the venue will shift to Sewerby Hall and Gardens, where artists such as Richard Shilling, Julia Brooklyn & Mark Anthony Haden Ford will be in attendance and available for question and answer sessions. Visitors will also be able to join artists in the Gardens, for a range of activities including a woodland art trail, land art pick-n-mix and workshops. Standard admission charges apply for Sewerby Hall and Gardens.

James Brunt, of Responsible Fishing, said: “The Land Sand Stone Festival brings together some of the best Land Artists from across the UK and Europe, for a unique festival celebrating the Bridlington Coastline. Throughout the festival, the artists will be creating beautiful work, leading demonstrations and workshops and temporarily transforming the landscape as you know it. Organisers from Responsible Fishing UK have been overwhelmed by the response to the festival from the land art community and are thrilled to be welcoming so many artists to Bridlington from the UK and Europe.”

Councillor Nick Coultish, portfolio holder for culture, leisure and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, added: “I am delighted that Visit East Yorkshire have been able to work with the event organisers to bring this unique event to our area for what promises to be an amazing weekend around Bridlington and Sewerby Hall and Gardens. This festival is one of a kind in the UK and the artists provide a creative showcase of the natural environment on our coastline. I would like to encourage both tourists and residents to support the event and enjoy the great outdoors on the East Yorkshire Coast.”

Full details of Land Sand Stone can be found here, and on social media here.

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