Bridge Arts Festival

Didn’t we do well! The Bridge Arts Festival Review

The Bridge Arts Festival, organised by Huntingdon & Godmanchester Twinning Association, and held over the weekend of 6&7 April was a HUGE success. Rather than blowing our own trumpet, we thought you’d like to see the reactions from visitors…

…taken from the ‘post it’ wall in Huntingdon Town Hall 

• What an amazing series of shows – great for local arts and for our towns. (Jonathan Djanology MP).
• Better than the Tate Modern – the most visited place in London!
• Great for the towns! Fantastic exhibition with variety.
• An excellent collection of work. Very inspiring!
• What a fabulous idea, our very own arts festival! And what a lot of talent.
• A super event. Brings the town together with our European neighbours. Some fantastic art work.
• Inspiring exhibition, hope it will be repeated.

…and from visitors to the ‘Where we Live’ exhibition at Godmanchester Community School, that displayed over 1,000 pieces of work by children in our local schools 

• Wonderful to see such a varied collection of work by so many talented children. Fantastic!
• Very impressed with the vast number, quality and variety of Artwork produced by so many children and young people. Art is vastly important and enriches all our lives!
• Of everything I’ve seen today, I found this very moving. The first steps on the road to art for the next generation!

…from Sarah Gifford, Mayor of Huntingdon

Art in all its forms….is a terrific way of bringing people together and The Bridge Arts Festival certainly achieved that. It was a fantastic event that not only showcased a lot of skills and talents but brought together visitors and artwork from our Twin Towns. On behalf of the residents of Huntingdon and Godmanchester, I would like to thank HGTA for the hard work they put in to organise this event.

…from Sarah Conboy, Mayor of Godmanchester

It’s been an incredible weekend….I saw wonderful artwork from people of all ages….for me, a real highlight was joining a youth craft workshop. This weekend has been all about bringing us together as communities through art and having some fun with it. Our Twin Town artists and visitors really inspired us….the yarn bomb has been a huge talking point and it stays up this week….a huge thank you to all who made it possible – the Twinning Associaton and their volunteers did a fantastic job.

…and from Festival Directors David Brown and Liz Perrett

We have been blown away by the public response to the festival. The involvement of groups from all sections of the community along with our twinned towns resulted in a fantastic event. We are really pleased with the outcome. Thanks everybody!

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