Art for All returns on Saturday 14th October in St Mary’s Church, Hartfield

Hartfield’s annual community art event, Art for All, returns on Saturday 14th October in St Mary’s Church, Hartfield. Free and open to all ages, everyone is encouraged to have a go at imaginative, creative activities! The theme this year is Trees – a celebration of trees and their contribution to the environment.

Drop in any time, find out lots of information about trees and try as many activities as you like:

• Clothe a forest with leaves – painted leaves, origami leaves, jewelled leaves… 

• Sculpt forest animals in clay – hedgehogs, beetles, dormice…

• Play your part in a giant communal branch drawing

• Flip books – design your own flip book showing the growth of an oak tree from an acorn or a caterpillar crawling along a branch.

• Create swirly, textured tree paintings in the style of Van Gogh

• …and there’ll be tree hugging!

All the activities are free and there will be a food stall with lunch snacks and drinks (donations gratefully received). After a long break due to Covid, Art for All 2023 will be the fifth annual community art event organised by HARTS (Hartfield Arts & Theatre Society) and St Mary’s Church. The day is incredibly popular with nearly 200 people attending in previous years. All children must be accompanied.

Art for All
11am – 4pm, Saturday 14th October at St Mary’s Church, Hartfield

HARTS organises a varied programme of cultural events in Hartfield throughout the year, from hosting touring theatre companies and musicians, running the slightly mad Human Fruit Machine at the village fete, holding Poems & Pints Nights in the Anchor Inn as well as taking part in the famous Hartfield Live Nativity every Christmas.

HARTS came into being after the hugely successful community play “Parallel Lives” held in St Mary’s church in 2012. Our aim is to keep alive the camaraderie generated by the play and our meetings are always lively social occasions.

If you would like to become involved with HARTS, find out more information about Art for All or other HARTS events, please visit,