From Mayors to Molly Dancers at Arts Festival

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Wisbech Arts Festival is in full swing and there have already been some great events happening in the town.

It all kicked off last Tuesday with a Mayor’s reception and walk around Wisbech, attended by several Mayors from around the region. They then enjoyed a drink on the newly completed Centenary Green.

St Peter's pupils Molly Dancing, part of Wisbech Arts Festival.

St Peter's pupils Molly Dancing, part of Wisbech Arts Festival.

The prizes were also presented for ArtStart 2012. The winner was Abbie Loosemore (17) who was presented with her prizes by Wisbech Mayor Viv MacRae. Three exhibitions featuring the work of ArtStart artists are showing at the Rosmini Centre, Wisbech Institute and the Boathouse.

Youngsters from St Peter’s Junior School took to the streets with their best dancing feet on Monday, exhibiting Molly Dancing at Centenary Green and in the Horsefair.

If you haven’t had a chance to see any of the Wisbech Arts Festival events, there is still time. Events run until Sunday.

• Wednesday, May 22 – 10.30am, Big Story Day for Schools, St Peter’s Church Gardens; 2-4pm, Picasso: Artist and Man, Octavia Hill’s Birthplace House; 7pm, Dorothy L Sayers coach tour, £5, meet at Clarkson Memorial.

Launch of Wisbech Arts Festival on the Centenary Green by Octavia Hill's birthplace.

Launch of Wisbech Arts Festival on the Centenary Green by Octavia Hill's birthplace.

• Thursday, May 23 – 2pm, King of the Golden River (play by Elm Road School), River of Life Garden, Octavia Hill’s.

• Friday, May 24 – 10am-4pm, crafts taster day. Workshops and demonstrations including felt making, watercolour painting, knitting, book binding and needlework, £2 per workshop, Octavia Hill’s.

• Saturday, May 25 – From 10am, Market Place entertainments; 11am, The Legend of Thomas Hickathrift: Monsters Workshop, Octavia Hill’s; 2-4pm, Junior Chess Challenge for primary school children, Octavia Hill’s.

• Sunday, May 26 – 1.30-6.30pm, open afternoon at St Peter’s Church and exhibition of work at St Peter’s Lodge; 11am-4pm, craft market. St Peter’s Church Hall; 5.15pm, songs of praise, St Peter’s Church.

St Peter's pupils Molly Dancing, part of Wisbech Arts Festival.

St Peter's pupils Molly Dancing, part of Wisbech Arts Festival.

St Peter's pupils Molly Dancing, part of Wisbech Arts Festival.

St Peter's pupils Molly Dancing, part of Wisbech Arts Festival.