It all began with plans for a soiree for the arts community but then the Covid-19 pandemic hit.
Now it’s going to be an Arts Revival Festival – something the Parkes Shire hasn’t seen before.
It begins from Monday, running through until Saturday and features a variety of workshops, one-act plays, art and craft markets, musical performances and an art exhibition.
The events will be held across the Coventry Room and Makerspace Studio at the Parkes Library and Cultural Centre in Bogan Street, and the Little Theatre.
It’s all to promote the arts in the Parkes Shire, says Cultural, Education and Library Services Manager Kerryn Jones.
The festival has been organised by the Parkes Shire Arts Advisory Council and Parkes Muscial and Dramatic Society (M&D), with the initial plan of it being a soiree.
“This came out of the Arts Advisory Council and we wanted to have a soiree at the beginning of the…