Strathmore arts festival


stART Festival 2007

The 2007 stART Festival was held on Saturday 24th March and Sunday 25th March, 2007. It is probably Britain's largest participatory arts festival, and was a great success. There was a booking fee of only 1 per Festival workshop, and all materials were provided free of charge.
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stART Festival 2005

The second stART Festival took place over a single weekend in March 2005 and opened its doors to people of all ages. Building on the success of 2003, there was also Capoiera, Pavement Art and a fire sculpture with procession in Larghan Park.
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stART Festival 2003

The first stART Festival took place in September 2003, led by Kirsty Duncan and Kirstie Bailey, two cultural coordinators for Perth and Kinross Council. At that point, if anybody wanted to try a new arts activity they had to travel to Perth or Dundee. Among the activities on offer were animation, stage fighting and the construction of a labyrinth in Alyth aimed primarily at young people.

stART has also been active in between festivals. Members of the committee were invited to make and carry a banner in Edinburgh at the opening of the Scottish Parliament. stART also organised tree dressing for National Tree Dressing Day and has been active in supporting local community groups who wish to have the arts as part of their programme of events. And the spirit of the festival also feeds cultural activity in everyday life all year round.