OVER 400 artworks in 10 venues in and around Kington will be exhibiting at the Marches Makers Festival from May 4-6.

There will be jewellery, painting, sculpture, textiles, blacksmithing, handmade books, furniture, ceramics, quilts, handmade prints, willow animals, upcycled accessories, woodcarving and turning, stained glass, recycled lamps, medieval replica crafts, kinetic sculpture and baskets.

Special demonstrations throughout the weekend at the Art and Craft Market include willow artist Paul Baines creating lifesize animal sculptures, master potter Tony Hall throwing enormous garden pots, fine art printmaker Michael J Hancock demonstrating the use of the printing press to produce beautiful intaglio prints, greenwood craftsman Lewis Goldwater hand carving spoons using an axe, straight knife and crook knife and painter Jane O'Connor decorating hand painted signs in the traditional style she uses to decorate Romany caravans.

You can help to make a giant woven artwork from strips of fabric.

There is an exhibition of art and craft work by clients of ECHO: a leading provider of services for people living with a disability in Herefordshire.

This includes work made from recycled and donated materials and textiles by the ECHO weavers.

LOVEKington Project: All along Kington High Street there will be cheerful, professionally hand-painted signs with positive words showing how people feel about their town.

These words were chosen by community groups young and old working with local artists.

Also included is an exhibition of work by pupils from Lady Hawkins' School.

The Festival has exhibitions in the church, cafes, a pub, galleries, gardens and High Street shop windows.

On Saturday, May 4 there is also a concert by Belshazzar's Feast, courtesy of PLM Productions. Visit marchesmakers.co.uk for more details.