A printmaking festival is returning to Ulverston this Spring after a two year break due to the pandemic.

Printfest, held annually since 2001, at Coronation Hall, Ulverston, is dedicated to the exhibition and sale of contemporary hand-made prints by some of the most renowned printmakers in the UK and beyond.

The event attracts thousands of art lovers to the South Lakeland and Furness area on the weekend of the early spring bank holiday.

Chair of the organising committee, Sally Bamber, said: “We are so excited to be back after the pandemic lockdowns. As things return to normal it is even more important than ever that art is seen to be part of the healing process and printmaking is the ideal way of giving access to great art at affordable prices.

“The cancellations meant Printfest faced extra costs, but the fact we have managed to secure a new main sponsor, Canter Holland, our first in our 21 years history, means we are able to come back with a bang. We are so grateful to them, and to all our funders and award sponsors.”

Managing Director of Canter Holland, Karel Jacobs, said: “We are very excited to be the first main sponsor of Printfest and support contemporary print makers producing high quality affordable art.”

This year’s event take place from April 28 to May 1.

Although there will be tickets at the door, potential visitors are being urged to pre-book at: www.thecoro.co.uk