Festival Memories -2022




Festival Memories -2022

The inaugural Girvan Arts Festival was a great success. Here are some lovely memories from those two days in June 2022 along with the line up of speakers from the festival and a downloadable brochure from 2022.

‘Girvan Arts Festival in 2022 achieved that rare thing: a programme of breadth and depth set in a small and intimate space. The whole weekend was a delight.’  

Tommy Malloch, Girvan

‘We really enjoyed the sessions we attended at the first Girvan Arts Festival. It’s a great way to get to know the work of local artists, musicians and writers…if the first year was anything to go by the Girvan Arts Festival is all set to be the best wee festival in the west.’

Margo and Stewart Sheddon.

‘A fascinating illustrated talk on his development of the family farm into an exotic garden and nursery. There was also an opportunity for “ plantaholics” like myself to buy some of his speciality plants.’

Yvonne Jack, Girvan, on Brian Young’s event.

‘Talks ranging from alternative methods of beef farming to fiction based on the Siege of Leningrad. All presented with knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm. And a weekend in Girvan!’

 Lindy Malloch, Girvan


‘So encouraging to see emerging creative talent exhibited alongside established artists from Girvan and beyond. Well worth a return visit. ‘

Rhona Anderson, Girvan, on the Art Exhibition at the Wee School Art Space 

As if in a relaxed conversation amongst friends, Gilbert filled the Community Garden Dome with fishing stories from home and abroad. Describing his conservation work on the River Stinchar, we could have listened to Gilbert all day long. 

Rhona Anderson, Girvan, on Gilbert Browne’s event

‘The Dome was an excellent venue for this type of event as it has a cosy, intimate atmosphere. Thoroughly enjoyed it and my only complaint was it didn’t last long enough. Great event…and great venue.’

Catherine McAllister.

The line up

Here is a reminder of all the wonderful speakers who took part in the inaugural Arts Festival. 

For full details, feel free to download the 2022 programme.