SLIDESHOW: Epworth Arts Festival a success

Isle residents showed off their creative flair at the first ever Epworth Arts Festival.

Hundreds of people visited the town to take in a range of arts attractions in community halls, churches and other venues.

Eileen Rounce, of Winteringham with a piece of her art work at an arts festival at St Andrew's Church, Epworth. Picture: Andrew Roe

Eileen Rounce, of Winteringham with a piece of her art work at an arts festival at St Andrew's Church, Epworth. Picture: Andrew Roe

Don Stewart, chair of Epworth Town Council, said: “Events like this are a great opportunity to showcase what Epworth has to offer.

“It shows we have a lot of talented people in the Isle.”

A highlight of the festival was a performance by The Hut People, who performed a set of British, Nordic and European folk tunes at the Thurlow Pavilion on Friday.

Younger visitors got their paint brushes and drawing pens out for an arts day in Imperial Hall on Saturday.

Thurlow Art Group were also on hand to give out tips and information about their group.

The Lydian Choir gave a performance of choral music at St Andrew’s Church which went down a storm with the gathered crowd.

There was also music and dancing at Epworth Old Rectory and an exhibition of art at St Andrew’s Church.

The event was sponsored by Epworth Town Council and North Lincolnshire Council, and has been organised by the Epworth Heritage Forum.

The forum is made up of St Andrew’s Church, the Old Rectory, the Imperial Hall, the Thurlow Pavilion, North Lincolnshire Tourism, Epworth Town Council and the War Memorial Playing Fields association.