Elvis is in the Cafe...Karen Braithwaite of Copperfields Cafe makes a cuppaElvis is in the Cafe...Karen Braithwaite of Copperfields Cafe makes a cuppa
Elvis is in the Cafe...Karen Braithwaite of Copperfields Cafe makes a cuppa

In pictures: Flamborough Flowerpot Festival attracts Spiderman, Elvis and even Santa Claus to the village

Famous faces from films, music and even the Royal Family have been spotted at this year’s Flamborough Flowerpot Festival, which is underway in the village.

The popular festival, which runs until Sunday, June 30, is for everyone – kids, adults, families, friends and even pets – and attracts thousands of visitors during the month.

People get to walk around the village, enjoy the potty displays and get inspired to create their own flowerpot masterpieces via regular craft sessions.

Chris Traves, secretary of Flamborough Flowerpot Festival, explained how the event was inspired by watching a TV programme.

“After lockdown my friend Julie Sanders saw Susan Calman's programme visiting the Settle Flowerpot Festival, which gave us inspiration to start our own festival,” Chris said.

“It started with just Julie and myself putting out a call on social media for villagers to make models.

“We are now in our third year and getting bigger and better each year.

“We have held community workshops at the WI Hall for adults and children. We have held quiz nights, merchandise stalls, all to help us raise funds for the festival’s chosen charities, which this year are Flamborough School and The Guiding Units in Flamborough.

“The festival is supported by a trail map, which costs £2, to show where all the models are, plus it also has a fantastic map of the village, which has been possible with the support of Haven Holiday Centre.

“We now have an eight-strong committee who have organised the 2024 festival.

“We have Elvis, King Charles, Queen Camilla, Santa Claus on his holibobs in Flamborough, a fantastic peacock made out of flowerpots, horses, lobsters, mermaids – all made by householders and groups in the village.

“We don't make it into a competition as we encourage all abilities to join in to make models big and small.”

Approximately 120 models are on display at 90 locations around the village and headland.

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