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Flag Festival

Saturday 13th June - Saturday 4th July

All day

Moretonhampstead Flag Festival

From June 13th to July 4th the town of Moretonhampstead will flaunt a fabulous array of hand-made flags. Depending on the Dartmoor weather, almost 150 flags will be fluttering or billowing on houses, businesses, the church, grass verges and communal park areas.

Nine years ago, artists Andrea Foxwell and Veronica Gould, were inspired by the Flag Festival in Ulverston and decided to run a taster flag making workshop in Moretonhampstead. They wanted to see if there was any interest in creating a similar festival for Dartmoor.  The response was overwhelming and now, with the whole-hearted support of the town, more flags are made each year. They are designed and sewn in open access workshops by dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers of all ages and abilities. The flags are made from discarded tents and hot air balloon off-cuts. The flag poles are sustainably sourced from local woodland and the holders are made by the local blacksmith.  Each flag represents a personal experience of living in Moretonhampstead.  Together they display the town’s rich and colourful flora and fauna, inventions, interests, shops, clubs, pubs and more.   It’s worth taking the time to wander the streets and appreciate these extraordinary works of art.  They show how art can be made by anyone out of what is thrown away and that there is huge satisfaction in making, mending and sharing.

For information please contact Andrea: andrea.foxwell@btinternet.com  01647440336  or Veronica: vergould@gmail.com 01647440691

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