feva is Knaresborough’s annual Festival of Entertainment and Visual Arts.  Every summer, for ten days a year, the town stages a wonderful array of shows and events.  You will find something going on in every corner of the town from street theatre and open air concerts, to live music and the art trail.  
The 2017 festival runs from 11th to 20th August.  We will be back in June with the programme for 2017.  If you would like to be included in the programme please contact us.
We would like to thank everyone that attended a FEVA event in 2016.  You made the festival a true success this year.

The 2016 programme cover is Last Boat of the Season by Ray Mutimer.


Ray did a two year teacher training course with a bias towards Art. He eventually became Head of Art at St Aidan’s C of E High School.  While teaching, he painted and had exhibitions widely in the North, with 31 one-man shows and took part in numerous group shows. For a while, his cartoons were published in the Times Educational Supplement.

His paintings developed from being semi-abstract, based on aspects of landscape, to more figurative work including people.

When he had a son, he discovered children’s picture books with their glorious story telling art and was hooked.

Ray has illustrated nearly 300 published children’s books and worked for major publishers like Collins, Ladybird, and Scholastic. Rupert Bear, Paddington Bear, Noddy and Postman Pat are classic characters he has drawn.

You can visit Ray’s studio during feva.  Its a great opportunity to see Ray’s folders of illustrative work, life drawings, unpublished illustrations and watercolour landscapes spanning 30 years as a professional artist.