East Devon Arts Festival 12th to 16th May 2020



 Due to Corvid19, the 2020 East Devon Arts Festival is postponed.


We are looking forward to May when we will welcome exhibitors and visitors to our annual Arts Festival here in Thorverton. We will see many old friends and, we hope, some new ones.

Each year there are surprises and fresh ideas. Our beautiful old church undergoes its yearly metamorphosis to become an art gallery. Hundreds of paintings and a great variety of craft work such as jewellery, pottery, decorated lampshades, flower pots, boxes, trays, glass work, door stops, bags, lavender products, clocks, mirrors, clothes, scarves, aprons, turned wood, wooden and soft toys, patchwork, even furniture- something for everyone! Many visitors go away with something to hang on their wall, a beautifully made piece of craft, ornamental or practical, for themselves or a gift. It’s amazing how inventive people can be and what they can make things out of! The range, value and quality of greetings cards for all occasions are always appreciated. And while you browse you can enjoy the beautiful flower arrangements which decorate the church and buy a draw ticket in hope of winning a magnificent cake.

The event is a fantastic community effort. Thorvertonians and people from further afield work extremely hard but really enjoy the week and the efforts needed before and after; all to raise funds to help with the running costs of Thorverton Church.

And if you find yourself in need of some refreshment and a sit down then we’ve thought of that too. The vestry is transformed into a café with refreshments served all day. All of the money raised by the refreshments goes to church funds.

We look forward to seeing you. Please bear in mind that the church does not benefit from modern communication and therefore we can only accept cash or cheque for your purchases.



Thorverton Parish Church EX5 5NU.

Find us in the centre of this beautiful village. We are 8 miles north of Exeter. Served by the 55B bus service from Exeter or Tiverton.

There is some street parking near the church and a village car park nearby.


In 2020 we will be open from Tuesday 12th May to Saturday 16th May

10.00 a.m to 8.30 p.m (4.30 p.m. close on Saturday)


Free entry.

Refreshments available all day

More information?

Please phone Heather and Royston Kershaw – 01392 860419

Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information for visitors

Information for exhibitors