Art festival returns to Dewsbury town centre

Organisers Derek and Ronalda Johnstone outside the Minster. (D552A421)
Organisers Derek and Ronalda Johnstone outside the Minster. (D552A421)
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Dewsbury Minster is hosting a free event for all the family later this month.

Dozens of activities will be on offer on April 25 during the Dewsbury Minster Art and Culture Festival.

The main attraction will be an art exhibition from Ryan Baxendale entitled Mr Gumpy’s Outing.

Other attractions include ukulele playing, a poetry workshop lead by John Irving Clarke, handbell ringers and a story-telling sessions by Dewsbury Library.

Many local arts groups will also be running interactive workshops.

Ronalda Johnstone, one of the organisers of the event, said: “The long term objective is to bring more arts and culture to Dewsbury by reviving the Dewsbury Town Hand Bell Team. We need to start by restoring two octaves of the bells and the cost would be in the order of £3,000.”

The festival gets under way from 10.30am.