Crowds enjoy Deepings Arts Festival

Deepings performing arts festival at The Deepings School.  Ballet dancers from Deeping St James School of Dancing.  From left, back, Megan Stuart, 11, Harriet Spriggs, 10, Emily O'Neill, 10, and Zoe Hutton, 10.  Front, Kirsty Strange, 10, Beth Robertson, 12, Martha Huskey, 11, and Lucy Hawkins, 11.'Photo: MSMP110513-029ow
Deepings performing arts festival at The Deepings School. Ballet dancers from Deeping St James School of Dancing. From left, back, Megan Stuart, 11, Harriet Spriggs, 10, Emily O'Neill, 10, and Zoe Hutton, 10. Front, Kirsty Strange, 10, Beth Robertson, 12, Martha Huskey, 11, and Lucy Hawkins, 11.'Photo: MSMP110513-029ow

Schools and community groups came together at the weekend to put on an annual arts festival which left the large crowds wanting more.

The Deepings Arts Festival was held at The Deepings School on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday schools and performing arts groups including pupils from all five primary schools in the Deepings sang and danced for the crowds.

The buoyant crowd even spontaneously joined in with a zumba performance taking place.

Performing arts coordinator Marina Palmer said: “It was excellent from start to finish.

“Everyone seems to have really enjoyed themselves.

“The standard of some of the performances in the day time were so high this year.”

Performers from The Deeping School of Dancing showed their tap and ballet skills and there was also a karate demonstration.

In the evening Lincolnshire ceilidh band, Akmed’s Camel, perform to a packed out hall at a dance and supper.

Marina said: “Everyone loved it, at the end of then night people were asking when we are going to do it again. They were all left wanting more.”
Artists from across the area entered their work for exhibition on both days in the conference room at the school and a bring and buy ‘art mart’ sale was held for artists to bag a bargain or get rid of unwanted stock.

Two art workshops were also held over the weekend with Norman Rossiter hosting Landscape in Watercolours on Saturday and Val Littlewood hosted Drawing and Painting from the Natural World on Sunday.