The Best Smaller Scale UK Art Festivals Of 2018
Why Choose A Small Arts Festival?
People can often be overwhelmed by the large scale of some popular festivals. Due to the large number of events they may end up missing many and not get an idea about what festivals exist out there. The large crowds can also be a deterrent for many. Not to mention the fact that bigger festivals are becoming more expensive every year.
For this reason it is a better option to visit a smaller festival. When you do you are:
- Supporting local businesses
- Seeing unique local art
- Able to interact on a more personal level with the people involved
- Gaining an experience that is new and not mainstream
- Able to get involved yourself on a deeper level
- Spending less money on the event
The Best Arts Festivals That Are Small
This intimate, small scale event has been going since 2012. The festival showcases jazz performances, literature readings, chamber music, film screenings and political discussions. Despite its modest size the festival draws in some of the most well known international talent as well as local artists who are hoping to get noticed. People from across Britain and even America flock to the Hampstead Arts Festival each year. It is an event that has not been spoiled by overcrowding.
- Ilkely Literature Festival
Over a two week period this festival takes place in a beautiful rural countryside setting. It is ideal because of its location. Despite being in an intimate setting of a spa town it is still easily commutable from Leeds. There are over 200 events to explore with an emphasis on performing arts. It is popular due to its perfect size. The festival is small enough for you to interact with everyone around you while still having the room necessary to provide important facilities.