Painswick put the art back into festival at the town's Goodwill

Painswick put the art back into festival at the town's Goodwill

Fee Biggs from Hip and Waisted with a selection of her belts. Fee works from a studio in Minchinhampton

(l-r) John Hinds, Lucy Howe and Rachel Hinds tend to the hog roast at Painswick Goodwill on Friday

Anna (left) and Vivki Casserly with their stall at Painswick Goodwill on Friday

Vivki Moore admires one of her headpieces in the mirror at Painswick Goodwill on Friday

Rosemary Griffin shows off her handmade jewellery at Painswick Goodwill on Friday

Chris Rouan with two of his handmade raku pots. Raku is a type of Japanese pottery traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony, most often in the form of tea bowls

First published in News Stroud News and Journal: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

CHRISTMAS revellers took to the streets of Painswick on Friday for the annual Goodwill Festival.

Shops, arts studios and businesses stayed open for the fifth Christmas goodwill evening which attracted dozens to the town centre.

The famous 99 Painswick yew trees and St Mary’s Church were lit up for the event and many families attended the Christmas market in the town hall and visited the arts and craft stalls in the Painswick Centre.

In true festive fashion Christmas carols and hymns rang out through the town performed by the Painswick Community Choir.

Meanwhile visitors enjoyed mince pies and mulled wine while taking in some of the attractions which included visiting the newly opened Art Couture gallery.

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