Wells Stone Carving Festival: Three weeks to go

We’re just three weeks away from kicking off the inaugural Wells Stone Carving Festival and it’s all systems go.


It’s been a busy few weeks – and it’s set to get busier – but I’m so pleased with the fantastic artists we have lined up. They are some of the best carvers in the UK and I can’t wait to see their interpretation of the brief ‘Medieval England’.


Members of the public will have a great opportunity to purchase one of the finished sculptures at the auction at 2pm – a hand carved, unique piece of art for your home or garden.


And what’s more, all proceeds from the event will go to The Bishop’s Barn, Wells Recreation Ground Trust – helping to ensure this medieval tithe barn finds a sustainable future at the heart of the community in Wells.


I want to also say a huge thank you to our sponsors and supporters The Bishop’s Barn, Lovell Stone Group, Wells Cathedral Stonemasons, G Gibson & Co and the Worshipful Company of Masons. Without their support it would have been impossible to get the festival off the ground.


It’s brilliant to see local companies and those further afield investing and supporting an arts festival that brings stone carving to the masses and enables the craftsmen and women who practice this art to showcase their skills.


I’m currently carving the raffle prize for the event and there’s still lots to organise but if you want the latest updates you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.


Or check out the website: www.wellsstonecarvingfestival.com.