The most popular adult tree was for the Allotments by Lisa Powell (see centre image) but the children's tree was a draw between the Primary School and The Scouts. It was a very close thing - we thought the school had just won by one vote but about a dozen extra slips turned up in a donation bucket which made them draw. They will share the prize money.
Other very popular trees were those by RBL, RSPCA, Norfolk Wildlife Trust and the Princess and the Pea. Everyone was impressed with the amount of work that had been put into the Queens 90th by the Time for a Yarn group and of course the Oasis tree made from swimming floats got a lot of attention and many a photograph. The 3 choirs: Glebe House School (shown above, top right) and the Guides/Brownies and Community Choir who sang carols really added to the atmosphere as did John Harris on the opening night playing the piano while the Mayor, James Johnson, cut the ribbon (above, left). I am told people also donated generously into the collection boxes which is very kind. We have 2 new trees already booked for 2017! So we would just like to thank everyone who participated and helped to make it such a lovely event.
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A warm welcome to 2017 from the committee of the Hunstanton and District Festival of Arts. We are now in the process of drawing up our Events Calendar for 2017 including the forthcoming Festival by the Sea 4.
For new visitors to this website could we suggest that you look at our previous events page to see the exciting and varied programme we had in 2016 and say that many similar events will be happening this year and please come back every month to check what is happening .