Vintage is so much more than a music festival – it's a veritable feast of art, craft, creativity and serendipitous fun.
Vintage has art and design flowing through its veins. Opportunities to have a go at painting, designing and generally getting creative are everywhere. At Vintage you can learn a new skill or revive an old one with help from our expert tutors. Turn your hand to knitting, stitching, up-cycling and quilting in our daily workshops.
Take in catwalk shows featuring the personal collections of designers, models, noted vintage experts and the archives of some of the world’s finest fashion houses. Enjoy exhibitions featuring design classics from furniture to technology, gaming machines, graphics and the coolest classic scooters, cars and motorcycles.
The Bad Art Salon celebrates, Bad art! Artists, non-artists and amateurs of all ages, owners and collectors of unusual artwork are encouraged to submit their entry's. 'Found art' from car-boot sales and charity shop finds are as welcome as the output of talented art school graduates, adult education institutes or anyone with a box of crayolas.
Inspired by the bohemian high jinks of yesteryear the Vintage Art School is your chance to get in tune with your creative side, attend a masterclass, or drop in on artists, musicians and designers in conversation about their misspent youth.
In 2012 British Art icon Sir Peter Blake took inspiration from his most famous piece of work, The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club album cover, to create a new piece of artwork especially for The Vintage Festival. Sir Peter has re-looked at the icons for the renowned artwork from 1967 and selected people who have inspired his creative career over the past six decades to mark his 80th birthday celebrations.