The 10 Parishes Festival

9 Sep 2017 – 17 Sep 2017

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Art exhibitions free, some live performances have an entry free

10 Parishes Festival

England, United Kingdom


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The 10 Parishes Festival is a visual and performing arts event from 9th - 17th September in and around Wiveliscombe. Over 70 artists in open studios and exhibitions.


The biennial 10 Parishes Festival returns to Wiveliscombe and surrounding villages this September. Open studios and exhibitions form the centrepiece of this visual and performing arts event with over 70 artists participating over the nine days from Saturday 9th until Sunday 17th.

This year’s theme is a celebration of the B3227, the road that sweeps from the western edge of Taunton all the way to North Devon, but most importantly, running through many of the 10 Parishes.

Some artists have duly already taken inspiration such as Victoria Ward who has completed a series of maps for the ten parishes, all inspired by the 16th century Ottoman navigational maps of Piri Reis. Victoria will be exhibiting in Wiveliscombe Community Centre, along with Teresa Wilson, Chris Howe and John Abraham.

David Leyland and Simon Healy exhibit under the title of ‘Enigma’ in Milverton – their joint force will present a unique exhibition bringing together their individual styles and mediums in a collaborative retrospective.

Festival favourites Forkbeard Fantasy return with Mechanical Flowers, an installation by Chris Britton along with five animation shorts by Tim Britton. These surreal compositions can be found in the Wiveliscombe garden (and garden shed!) of another exhibitor, Louise Waugh.

Performances are another large part of the festival, an example being respected folk duo the Askew Sisters at Cotleigh Brewery on Saturday 16th.

Exhibiting artists

Richard Willis

Jane Hollowood

Thomas Payne

Jo Dove

Sophie Willoughby

Martina Piercy

Philip Moore

Angela Fine

Lucy Lean

Jasmine Piercy

Geoff Billett

Karen Hewitt

Treston Holmes

Graham Jerome

Tilly Willis

Jan Copley

Chris Howe

Jos Harral

Caroline McMillan Davey

Annie Collins

Simon Healy

Max Green

David Bernard

Liz Watts

Penny Price

Aga Karmolinska

Phil Weare

John Abraham

Tess Armitage

Steve Marshall

Colette Fowler-Marson

Tom Wood

Victoria Ward

Raamy Nadim

Nicola Werner

Ranju Roy

Pamela Gilbert

Bern Sawle

Lesley Marshall

Rachel Gundry

Marc Vyvyan-Jones

Yvonne Whittamore

Alison Gunner

Liam Ings-Reeves

Judy Willoughby

Arlene Searle

Jim Dymond

Rupert Gatfield

David Leyland

Annie Musgrove

Sara Fairfax

Barbara Edwards

Tracey Bartlett

Dawn Mangan

Karen Patterson

Louise Waugh

Sue Heys

Susan Lethbridge

Jos Holloway

Teresa Wilson

Chris Tipping


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