Noah Arts Festival


undefinedThis coming summer there will be a big arts festival at St George's church, Heaviley, Stockport � and the parish is seeking artists and craftspeople to display and run workshops. The theme for the event is Noah and his Ark.

Ideally exhibits and workshops should relate to Noah, animals or the environment.

St George’s holds such a big, five-day summer festival every few years. The last festival was themed on Joseph and the Coat of Many Colours. The parish engaged many people from the community in knitting a giant colourful coat  which won a Guinness World Record - and gained coverage the national press.
This year’s event – the Noah Festival – will take place from 6 to 10 July. The parish will create a giant patchwork ‘Elmer the Elephant’ from colourful fabric squares. We will also have a large rainbow and knitted prayer chains.

The local St George’s C of E primary school is already orienting their curriculum into preparations for the festival.  One of the highlights of the five-day event will be a performance of Splash a musical based on the Noah story.  Children from the school will be the performers.

Artists and craftspeople wishing to take part should phone Sue Burt on 0161 483 9589 or email

To keep abreast of developments in the lead-up to the festival visit or phone Kim Regan on 0161 440 0408 or email her

More details of the various elements planned for the festival will be published nearer the time.

Pictured ABOVE – Noah Festival organisers (left to right): Heather Leeming, Louise Clark, Janet Neilson, Lois Kelly and Sue Burt

BELOW Joanne Townley, a member of the Adswood Art Group, who's involved with the Noah Festival ... and the record breaking ‘coat of many colours’ from a previous festival