Hello Everyone and welcome to the Yes Arts Festival webpage. A festival of the arts across Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk.
I can hardly believe it another highly successful festival has come and gone. A huge thank you to everyone who took part, whether helping out or attending an event or exibition, and mading it such a successful and enjoyable experience. A special thanks to our funders Scottish Borders Council, CARS and the Duke of Buccleauch.
See you next time.
With Christmas just around the corner if you are looking for a Christmas present why not treat someone to the Yes Arts Festival Poetry Challenge anthology-- 'Streams from the Source.' It includes all ten short listed ballads including of course the winners. It's available through Rodgerson's newsagents in Selkirk. Only £3.
Or if you wish to buy direct please contact us through our facebook page at message this page https://www.facebook.com/YarrowEttrickAndSelkirkArtsFestival/?ref=aymt_h...
A huge congratulations to all our winners across the categories in the 2015 Yarrow Ettrick and Selkirk Arts Festival Poetry Challenge. Congratulations to Sara Clark for winning the Judges Prize. To Eileen Cummings for winning both the People's prize and prize for best poem in festival area. Also to Peter Russell for best poem from an unpublished poet. Short listed Mary McCabe; Stuart Blair; Susan Grant; Fiona Colton; Thomas Clark; Irene Howat; Beth Mc Donough. Thanks to all who entered and made the competition such a success.
A massive thanks to our judges, Rab Wilson, Gerda Stevenson and Luke Wright and to John Nichol and Helen Currie for selecting the poems for the short list.
Also to all those who voted in the People Choice.