Torquay and the surrounding area really comes alive in the summer. There are all sorts of festivals and events which bring in the crowds and can enhance your stay no end.
Right at the minute there is something special going on at Coleton Fishacre, a beautiful National Trust property just outside of Torquay.
The award winning Great Create Festival of the Arts, now in its third year, invites all South West artists producing exceptional art in all formats to submit work for the forthcoming exhibition at Greenway, the National Trust’s glorious estate on the river Dart. The festival runs until June 28, 2009.
Greenway House, the holiday home of Agatha Christie, has opened for the first time this year following a major restoration project. There has been significant interest shown in the property and it is anticipated that visitor numbers will be strong during the festival.
There is no formal brief set but artwork should reflect current practice and The Great Create hopes to provide a platform for artists to try out new, challenging and exciting work, whilst being exhibited in formal galleries and gardens and attracting a wide audience.
For more information visit the National Trust homepage and search for Coleton Fishacre.