Published: July 15, 2010
Full guide to Burnham-On-Sea's Birds and Beasts Arts Festival

A three-day arts festival is taking place in Highbridge's Apex Park this weekend.

The Birds and Beasts Festival runs from Friday 16th July to Sunday 18th July from 10-4pm each day, with free entry.

Local art group Highbridge and Burnham Artists (HaBA) is organising an array of visual treats, including a sculpture trail around the park, family workshops, live music, an arts and crafts fair, a photography display, a photographic competition and a drawing competition.

The sculpture on show has been produced by local schools, youth clubs, residential homes and some of the artists themselves.

The event is set to build on the success of the two previous HaBa events held along the River Brue in 2009 and 2008. There will also be visits by local emergency services plus Somerset Wildlife Trust and the RSPCA.


Friday 16th July

Painting in the Park with a tutor 10am – 4 pm

Sculpture Trail around Apex lakes, watch or help the artists working

Saturday 17th July

Sculpture Trail around Apex lakes

Art & Craft Exhibition with various artists & makers

Art & craft Workshops for all with qualified tutors

Mosaics 10am – 12noon

Willow workshop 2 – 4pm

Help Paint a Mural

Draw Burnham on Sea Day Competition Collect your forms at Apex Park from 10am

Bring your drawings to Apex Park by 3pm, Prize giving at 3.30pm

Photographic Competition, bring your cameras & take pictures of the landscape & wild life.

Bring your own picnic & listen to the folk bands 12noon – 2pm

Talk to the RNLI, Coastguards, BARB & RSPB organisations

Sunday 18th July

Sculpture Trail around the lakes

Art & craft Workshops for all with qualified tutors

Painting & mixed media 10am – 12noon

Clay modelling & inlaid tiles 2 – 4pm

Help Paint a Mural in the Park

Photography Exhibition by the Burnham Camera Club

Photographic Competition Bring your prints to Apex Park at, Prize giving at 3pm

Bring your own picnic & listen to the the folk band 12noon – 2pm

Talk to the RNLI, Coastguards, BARB RSPB and wild life organisations

First aid available all weekend, all tutors are CRB checked.

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