Welcome to our
Arts Weekend
19-21 April 2024

Celebrating arts and heritage in our beautiful market town 

The Friends of St. Mary’s welcome you to a weekend of storytelling, poetry, art and music 

We offer a variety of events for all ages to enjoy in magnificent Grade 1 listed venues. 

We hope you will join us!


Story-telling Workshops by best-selling author Chris Smith

Friday 19 April
FREE to local schoolchildren by prior arrangement only

The weekend begins as Chris Smith, co-author of the best-selling Kid Normal books, shares his storytelling secrets with local schoolchildren and their parents.


An afternoon with Ophelia Redpath and Artem Mozgovoy 

Saturday 20 April 2pm
Bede House
Higham Ferrers
£12.50 (includes glass of fizz or soft drink)

Ophelia Redpath, artist, is delighted to be able to team up with her friend, Artem Mozgovoy, writer, at our Arts Weekend, there they will each talk about their work.


An evening with Wellingborough Community Gospel Choir

Saturday 20 April 7.30pm
St Mary's Church
Higham Ferrers

Enjoy a huge array of different genres and songs, from huge pop and soul anthems to classical chorales, as well as gospel music, in a beautiful medieval church.

H E Bates -  his time as an RAF officer

Sunday 21 April 2pm
Bede House
Higham Ferrers
£12.50  (includes refreshments with a WW2 theme)

A talk by local author's granddaughter Victoria Wicks about his time in the RAF during WW2, when he was an officer and story writer. 

Come along in 1940s clothes to enter into the spirit of the talk!

Tickets on sale from 1 March 2024

Tickets for all the events, except the Story-telling Workshops, will be on sale from Sidey Design, Market Square, Higham Ferrers.