On 1 July 2023, Hitchin Creative joined other artists from around the town in celebrating all things creative on the Market Square and in the Arcade.

After the success of our very first Hitchin Creative Day in 2022, we wanted to really show locals and visitors to the town just what we all have to offer. Our stalls included local artists and makers, as well as the photography club and the Living Theatre. A sunny day meant that people from around the town and surrounding villages came and visited our stalls.

We were primarily promoting Hitchin Festival, which started on 1 July and ran through the whole month, as well as the fabulous Hitchin Art Trail, which gave display space in local businesses around the town to many of our local artists.

The Hitchin piano was on hand and played by visitors and passing musicians. We were especially delighted to enjoy the vocals of singer James Schouten, who performed for well over an hour. He entranced his audience and made us all smile.

We were grateful to the help from the Hitchin rangers and the BID team, who helped make it all happen, and to every one of our creatives who came down to see us.

Picture: Starting Hitchin Creative Day 2023 – James Willis and Glyn Doggett on our stall, alongside the Hitchin piano.


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