After 10 days of walks, talks, visual arts (inside and out), live performances and workshops, the Peebles Arts Festival is over for another year. Peebles Creative Place was pleased to support what is one of the longest running festivals of its kind in Scotland – and delighted that so many people turned out to enjoy the more than 40 separate events that took place in and around the town. The festival is a true showcase of the fantastic artistic talent that exists here in Peebles.
As well as celebrating the work of local artists and groups, this year’s festival also had an international flavour with Peebles Creative Place funding enabling the visit of four artists from our twin town of Hendaye on the French/Spanish border. Between them, Bruno Aguerre (mural painter), Christophe Pavia (extreme hair stylist), Marco Bardetorte (musician) and Angela Mejias (photographer) delighted audiences with their work – starting with the French Connection event which saw Pennel’s Courtyard turned into a French Quarter for an afternoon (pictured).
We were also able to welcome Scottish literary royalty in the shape of Jackie Kay, as well as Allan Wilson, tipped as one of the next big things in Scottish writing, plus Dr James Lattin’s touring Museum of Imaginative Knowledge.
A huge well done to all those who put this year’s festival together – and we look forward to doing it all again next year!