Hawes pupil wins Swaledale Festival competition as tickets go on sale for 2019 event

Fro left, Heather Hodgson, from Swaledale Festival, Hawes pupil Marri Baranasic and local artist Piers Browne.

Hawes Primary School pupil Marri Baranasovic has won a creative artwork competition organised by Swaledale Festival.

The year 6 student created a new and interesting musical instrument, and was chosen as the winner from many entries of  by judge, the renowned local artist Piers Browne.

Piers said about Marri’s work: “The use of colour and the level of creativity is really lovely, and I can see that Marri has spent a lot of time on her art piece’.”

Marri’s prize is a pair of tickets for any of Swaledale Festival’s 63 concerts and events.

In addition, Marri’s artwork will be displayed as part of a larger exhibition of Risedale Student’s work entitled Endangered Instruments, which can be viewed at the The Station Gallery, Richmond, throughout the annual two week festival, which runs from Ma 25 to June 8.

Swaledale Festival is a two-week celebration of music, arts and walking in the Yorkshire Dales.

Events take place the length of breadth of Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale, and range from tiny church concerts in small villages, to big events at Tennant’s and the Influence Church in Richmond.

The Swaledale Festival, which is a registered charity, has received several awards for its extensive community and education work.

This year’s festival will be no exception, with a wide variety of Wandering Minstrel projects taking place across 21 different schools, and 5 local care homes, for free.

For the third year running, Swaledale Festival can offer tickets to almost every performance for just £3 for those under the age of 25.

Tickets go on sale today for general release.

To book and for the full programme click here.