Creature comfort at village festival

PUBLISHED: 18:16 31 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:59 04 May 2010

Four-year-old Beth with her hungry caterpillar arrangement, right 	0967

Four-year-old Beth with her hungry caterpillar arrangement, right 0967

WICKEN hosted a festival of arts, crafts flowers and music over the Bank Holiday weekend, with artwork and live music from local people. The festival, held at St Laurence s Church, took All Creatures Great and Small as its theme, and the flower arrange

Joy Martin, below, with her display. 0964
Photos: HELEN DRAKE

WICKEN hosted a festival of arts, crafts flowers and music over the Bank Holiday weekend, with artwork and live music from local people.

The festival, held at St Laurence's Church, took 'All Creatures Great and Small' as its theme, and the flower arrangements were based on birds, animals, fish and creepy crawlies.

There was a teddy service for youngsters and a competition for children to draw a picture based around an animal theme, and all the arts and crafts took a subject from the natural world.

The arts and crafts exhibition was organised by local artist and historian Anthony Day and included entries from Wicken artists Terry Beard, Shirley Covill, Susie Herbert, Jennifer Sargent and Richard Sell.

All the proceeds from the festival will go towards the upkeep of the 500-year-old church.

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