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Paint the Yard Festival set to round off this year’s Heritage Open Days

Local attractions and venues have once again opened their doors to the public for the annual Heritage Open Days Festival which takes place from 11 to 20

Due to COVID-19 restrictions this year’s event is smaller than usual, however there are still opportunities to visit buildings, gardens and places of historic
interest not normally open to the public, free of charge. In addition, some venues are also offering virtual tours.

One of this year’s highlights which rounds off the celebration of heritage and culture in the District is the Paint the Yard Festival on Sunday 20 September 2020. A collaboration between Brink Contemporary Arts and Creative Leamington, the festival highlights their work in transforming Spencer Yard in Leamington in to a creative, playful space in which the public can interact with fascinating street art and contemporary murals. The site includes The Frontline Project mural, which pays tribute to the frontline workers of Leamington Spa.

Other local sites opening during the festival include Guy’s Cliffe Walled Garden, Hill Close Gardens, Foundry Wood, the Polish Centre, St Mary’s Allotments and Bagot’s Castle. A number of churches will also be open to visitors.

To book a visit to the Paint the Yard festival, visit