Artist in Residence at Alfresco!

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The award winning Swinton Park holds their food festival once a year and in 2011 this will run as a Twilight event on Saturday 28th May and then as a Day event on Sunday 29th May. The event is held in the Parkland that surrounds the hotel and in essence celebrates new life, the Yorkshire countryside and the produce grown in it.

The concept of the event is to bring to life the connection between the Yorkshire countryside, the ingredients growing in it, and the food on our plates – showcasing “gate to plate” in Swinton's beautiful surroundings.

This year there will be three artists in residence, Hester Cox, Ian Scott Massie and Chris Moss. Hester's theme for the day will be poultry and she will be demonstrating her printmaking skills using Swinton's hens as life models! There will also be opportunities for visitors to have a go.