Lymington is a surprisingly large hub of the arts

With its enviable location between the coastline and the forest, it is unsurprising that Lymington is a haven for artists, who range in their specialisms from traditional Forest and Solent landscapes to bold, contemporary modern art including fabulous sculptures.

The St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, housed in the old school and currently undergoing extensive refurbishment, has wide and varied exhibitions throughout the year, whilst the Lymington Centre plays host to a number of different groups associated with the arts. Notable annual events include the Lymington Arts Festival, the Curious Arts Festival at Pylewell Park and Art in the Park along Bath Road during the summer weekends.

 

ARTICLES - Arts in Lymington

SPUD Youth unveil exciting projects at Buckland Rings

SPUD Youth UnVEIL Exciting projects at Buckland Rings An exciting new interpretation project is coming to fruition at Buckland Rings Iron Age Hillfort on the outskirts of Lymington.  HISTORY IN [ ... ]

A Duck's Tale
A Duck's Tale

A DUCK’S TALE - a poem for half term and valentines week     A BEAUTIFUL STORY FOR VALENTINE’S WEEK AND HALF TERM  - 
WITH RESPECT TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN      [ ... ]

hArt's creative events at ArtSway hailed a success!

hArt's creative events at ArtSway hailed a success! 'Awards for all' lottery funding enabled hArt to reach out to groups throughout the local community. As part of the New Forest Arts Festival in Ju [ ... ]

More music and literary names announced for Curious Arts Festival
Simon Evans with son Edward at last year's Curious Arts Festival

Lots more acts announced for Curious Arts Festival 2016.   Pylewell Park Friday 22nd - Sunday 24 July - book your family tickets now, children 13 and under go free! Buy tickets online at  [ ... ]

The first New Forest Arts Festival
The first New Forest Arts Festival

Celebrate Art in the New Forest! This month, the first New Forest Arts Festival joins together a wide variety of arts and crafts inspired by the magnificent forest From 11th to 26th June, you are in [ ... ]

The Art of the Tree for People with Dementia

The Art of the Tree - the magic of the Arborealists Arborealists art exhibition at St Barbe - special free interactive day for local people living with dementia The Lymington Dementia action  [ ... ]

Shakespeare Sonnet-a-thon in Lymington

Celebrating Shakespeare in Lymington this Summer    "When I consider every thing that grows Holds in perfection but a little moment..."   Make a date now for 22 July, and a Shakesp [ ... ]

St Barbe museum plans receive boost from NFDC

Plans to dramatically improve St Barbe Museum in Lymington have been boosted by a donation from New Forest District Council. NFDC has agreed to donate £65,000 towards the £2.3 million project to tr [ ... ]

Curious Arts Festival Update

Curious Arts Festival 2016 - Billy Bragg and Carol Ann Duffy to visit Lymington! This year's Curious Arts Festival at Pylewell Park 22-24 July, sees much loved and ever popular singer songwriter Bill [ ... ]

Curious Arts Festival 2016
Curious Arts Festival Lymington 2016 logo

The Curious Arts Festival - music, literature and comedy for all ages     The third Curious Arts Festival takes place on our Lymington doorstep at Pylewell Park, for a glor [ ... ]

New Forest Academy of Dance Spring Show
New Forest Academy of Dance spring show a great success

Brilliant Reviews for New Forest Academy of Dance Spring Show   First dance show with new Principal Kayleigh Sargeant - 12th and 13th March 2016 at Brockenhurst Village Hall    [ ... ]

The Observatory: What's that on the Lymington Sea Wall?
The Observatory: What's that on the Lymington Sea Wall?

What's that on the Lymington Sea Wall?   Two Black Structures Causing a Stir   Trina Hart from Coastal Gallery, Lymington interviews Mark Drury from SPUD Art Sway.   If you have b [ ... ]

Artist in Residence at The Observatory on the Lymington Sea Wall
Artist in Residence at The Observatory on the Lymington Sea Wall

Artist in Residence at The Observatory on the Lymington Sea Wall   The Observatory is an interesting social project which has caused much discussion in the community.   By Trina Hart of  [ ... ]

An Insight into Lymington Artist Chris Whittaker
An Insight into Lymington Artist Chris Whittaker

The Devil is in the Detail An Insight into Lymington Artist Chris Whittaker By Trina Hart for the Coastal Gallery, Lymington. August 2015  
Those who have passed by the Coastal Gallery in Ly [ ... ]

Meet Lymington Artists at Hampshire Open Studios 22 - 31 August 2015

Lymington Open Studios Welcome You In! Hampshire Open Studios have opened their doors to the public at over 200 venues across the region this week, with many based in Lymington.   But wherev [ ... ]

Lymington embracing environmental art at the Coastal Gallery.
Lymington embracing environmental art at the Coastal Gallery.

Art in the Environment: Water, Plastic and You! An interview by Coastal Gallery with environmental artist Trudi Lloyd Williams MA (dist), Ad Nat Dip, Cert Ed FE

Coastal Gallery, Lymington invited  [ ... ]

Curious Arts Festival Pylewell Park Lymington Fri 17 - Sun 19 July 2015

The second Curious Arts Festival in Lymington this July promises to be bigger and better... ...although the first one was brilliant enough! Curious Arts Festival Pylewell Park Lymington, Friday 17 - [ ... ]

An exciting line up for Autumn 2014 at Forest Arts Centre
Exciting Autumn line up for Forest Arts Centre

  Forest Arts Centre is the leading live arts venue in the New Forest. With over 40,000 visits every year, Forest Arts offers a full programme of music, theatre, comedy, and other arts events,  [ ... ]

St Barbe Museum displays exhibition of new prints by Colin See-Paynton
Nocturnal Encounters Exhibition St Barbe Museum and Gallery Lymington


Exhibition of prints of the natural world by Colin See-Paynton ‘Nocturnal Encounters’ St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery, Lymington 27th September – 8th November
Nocturnal Encounters, a ne [ ... ]

Lymington Flower Festival 2014

Lymington’s Flower Festival at St Thomas’s Church - until 31 August 2014. Gloriosa Magnificat!    “Glory” / “Magnificence”!  by Fran Perks of Blue Dog Art, for lymingt [ ... ]

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