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Welcome to The Girvan Arts Festival 2022!

Girvan is full of artists: musicians, poets, authors, playwrights, sculptors and visual artists. Girvan is also full of beauty: the natural scenery is sublime!

Helen DW Humphries - Festival Director

Dear All,

Welcome to the inaugural Girvan Arts Festival, 2022. I’m honoured and thrilled to be a patron of what promises to be an exciting addition to the cultural calendar.
Growing up in Girvan has inspired all of my work. It’s a place which produces writers, musicians, artists, designers, makers and enthusiastic, knowledgeable audiences. A festival which brings all of those strands together is a wonderful thing.
My hometown is a special place for a visit any time, but with such a varied programme spread across the weekend, there’s no better time to take a trip down the beautiful Ayrshire coast, and get a taste of that inspiration for yourself.


Douglas Maxwell, Playwright
Patron of the Girvan Arts Festival

Hi!

Girvan is full of artists: musicians, poets, authors, playwrights, sculptors and visual artists. Girvan is also full of beauty: the natural scenery is sublime!
I want to involve the community in welcoming visitors, for as long as they want to stay. The weekend of June 11th & 12th is an ideal time to visit, as the first Girvan Arts Festival is ON!
The programme sees local celebrities, some from further afield, give their points of view. The festival is based at the Girvan Community Garden, which will be offering scrumptious food throughout the day. Dainty Doilys are offering cream-teas in a vintage setting at nearby South Parish Church Hall. The Festival Art Exhibition will be around the corner, at the Wee School Art Space.
I want to thank two friends, Derek Hall and Brian Neve, for believing in me, and my idea of an arts festival in Girvan, and for financing the entire event. Thank you.
Come, enjoy, and plan a return visit next year…look at our website girvanartsfesival.com for the latest exciting news on this year’s programme.

Helen DW Humphries, Poet
Festival Director