Peebles is an Arts Town and there has been an annual Arts Festival here for thirty years.
Another year – another great selection of arts, events, music and entertainment!
Peebles Arts Festival celebrates the community we live in and invites locals and visitors alike to join together in a week of having fun.
Our Festival brings together local organisations and individuals that act, sing, play, paint, weave, dance, juggle, recite, march, draw, and otherwise create the town’s vibrant arts community. This year we’ve added a brilliant new Literary programme, Film Sundays at the Eastgate, a Photography competition with cash prizes, and new venues like our Courthouse Restaurant outdoor music stage.
And there are lots of hands-on workshops where you can get involved.
Kick off the Festival on Friday night with a walk around our Open Galleries, and on Saturday climb the steps of the Parish Church tower to see the amazing clock mechanism, or enjoy local music all afternoon at the Courthouse.
Through the week learn to Drum, take a Tour, talk with an Author, view the Border Boys exhibition, visit an Open Studio, watch a Classic Film, stroll around the Exhibition Trail, enjoy Shakespeare, walk with a photographer, learn to write Flash Fiction, tour the Mill, get crafty, juggle, and generally dive in to all that’s going on!
Don’t forget to buy tickets for our Grand Prize Draw. Tickets are on sale now at the Bridge, Newby Court (off the High Street) Peebles, from committee members and at Festival week events. There are fabulous prizes on offer.
Welcome to the Peebles Arts Festival 2013!
Peebles Arts Festival Chairman