It’s been a fantastic week here in Southwold with the annual Southwold Arts Festival parading all the colours of the rainbow throughout the High Street. With an extensive programme of events to celebrate the arts, we couldn’t wait to join in on all the fun.
The festival kicked off with the popular Street Festival in the High Street. The theme this year was ‘rainbow’ and the festival invited local businesses to dress up, hold stalls and decorate shop windows. Our Southwold team couldn’t wait to get stuck in and we quickly decided on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as our theme.
We had a lot of fun marching in the parade sporting our Wizard of Oz costumes. We also had a Holiday Cottages stall outside the office – handing out our latest holiday cottage brochures and letting guides. Young children were getting competitive at our target board and lucky dip!
We were thrilled to be awarded with ‘Best Window’ by the Arts Festival Committee which is testament to our Durrants team in Southwold coming together and working tirelessly on costumes and displays. A special thank you goes to Lorraine, our Holiday Cottages Manager, for all her late night sewing and decorating!
The following week Durrants Holiday Cottages sponsored the Ode to Joyce evening at the Southwold Arts Centre – a performance of songs and monologues of Joyce Grenfell. The Holiday Cottages team attended the event where we supplied an Adnams Hamper as a raffle prize for one lucky winner. It was great to see so many of our cottage owners and customers attending the event.
We can’t wait for what’s in store for the Southwold Arts Festival next year!