Art Scilly 2011 Going Well

Oriel Hicks, organiser of Art Scilly

The weather has been kind , but organisation, publicity and a variety of events on all of the islands seems to be the key to the success of this years Art Scilly event.

The second promotion of islands’ arts and crafts is halfway through and organiser Oriel Hicks says she’s pleased at how things have gone so far this year.

Oriel says the sessions were devised to offer additional activities for visitors but many reisdents have got involved too.

Oriel says that it’s important that the events add something special to visitors’ experience of the islands and she feels it is helping tourism. One couple spent more time on Scilly, extending their break just so they can enjoy the events.

There’ll be a debrief after the event and Oriel says they’ve already realised what can be done to make the third Art Scilly even better.

There will be more promotion of the website next time because she wants people to be able to go online and see pictures of what they created in the hands on arts and crafts workshops, where islanders and visitors get tuition from the artists.