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Set in the beautiful and ancient church of St Mary's (1140-1180AD)

    in the historic Old Town of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire


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The Art in the Nave - Exhibiton and Sale is back!

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Thurs 7th - Sun 10th June 2018


Sale and Exhibition


The Festival will be held from Thursday  7th June (preview evening)  and Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th June 2018  from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm.

We are delighted that our favourite artists continue to support the event and are also very happy to make new artists a welcome addition to the team. We will exhibit the work of over 40 contributors, and welcome art lovers to view a wide selection of excellent paintings, sculpture, glass, textiles, ceramics, silverware and hand made jewellery. We aim to make a significant  donation to local charities from the proceeds of the festival.We look forward to your generous support.


The event is an opportunity to have a family day out with refreshments offering light lunches, teas, coffee and a pay bar selling wine and local beer. We also have a raffle with some great prizes.

Impressionists 1

Friday 8th June only


Composer Professor Stephen Baysted and mezzo/pianist Susan Legg have collaborated with award-winning documentary film-maker Phil Grabsky to write four of the musical scores for his Exhibition on Screen films; Matisse; The Impressionists; Renoir: Revered and Reviled and I, Claude Monet.

Susan  will perform some of the original music from three of the the film scores as well as songs and piano music by Debussy, Ravel, Satie and Poulenc featured in the films. Stephen will discuss the compositional process with clips from the film and how the paintings inspire the music. There will be a Q&A afterwards. TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON