The 12th Mentmore Arts Festival will be held from Saturday 28th May to Monday 30th May 2022 (Not a Bank Holiday) from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. It is very sad that we had to cancel 2020 and 2021 festivals. Our charities for 2022 will be Leukaemia UK and Wheelpower.
We are delighted that our favourite artists continue to support the event and are also very happy to make new artists a welcome addition to the team. We now showcase the work of over 60 contributors, twice the number from our opening year. This together with record numbers of visitors, has meant that we have been able to donate to charity the fantastic sum of £12,000 in 2019 and over £84,000 in total from ten events.
The charities in 2019 were Keech Hospice Care who received £4,500, Riding for Disabled who received £2,000, and Home Start (now called Nest Aylesbury Vale) who received £2000. The lead charity for 2018 was The National Autistic Society they received £5,500, Lindengate Wendover who received £2,000, and See Ability who received £2,000. Mentmore Church received £2,500.
The weekend is an opportunity to have a family day out with our refreshment tent offering light lunches, teas, coffee and a fantastic bar selling Pimms and local beer. We also have a raffle with some great prizes.
Many thanks to all those who make this such a popular event, including our exhibitors, all our visitors which we think were over 1000 and everyone who supports the Committee over the weekend.