Crediton Flag Project
The project, initiated by Crediton Arts Centre as part of the 2013 Crediton Festival, was taken over by the Town Team in 2015. Originally inspired by the Mortonhampstead Flag Festival, Crediton’s flags have in turn been imitated by other towns in Devon and beyond.
In 2013 and again in 2016, flag making workshops were held in an empty shop on the High Street, which proved a very successful way of engaging more people in the creative process. In 2016, as well as making 8 new flags, we took the project in a new direction by inviting community groups to make large patchwork banners to decorate shops and public spaces throughout the year.
In its first year the project was paid for by Mid Devon District Council through the High Street Innovation Fund (HSIF), a government grant aimed at regenerating town centres. In 2016 we were delighted to receive a further grant from the HSIF, in recognition of the important role played by creativity in keeping our High Street alive. We are also grateful for regular support from Crediton Town Council and many local traders, who have not only contributed financially to the project but volunteer to put the flags up and take them down again.
If you are interested in taking part in the 2020 Flag Project, please contact the Flag Project Coordinator, Rosemary Stephenson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some of the flags made in 2019
Here are some of the flags made in 2017
The Fourth Crediton Flag Project 2016
Charlotte Turner – artist
Four Seasons Flag
Bridget Arnold – artist
Laying out a design
Sorting the sides
Family flag workshop
Up and down the High Street
Hanging the Flags
Buy the book(s)
Two highly illustrated books have been produced to commemorate the Flag Project; the initial group from 2013 and an update for 2014. They are available for only £9 and £5 direct from Lulu.