A village in Dorset will transform into a hive of creativity as it will host an arts festival.

The Festival of Landscape Art: Observation and Expression in the Abbotsbury Idyll is an event taking place in the village between Monday, June 10 to Sunday, June 16.

This coincides with the first ever Landscape Art Festival in the UK.

Abbotsbury’s own artist, John Meaker is inviting all artists, whether amateur or professional, to paint in and around the village for the week.

Participants will get the chance to take in inspiring views of the sea, countryside and history.

Cost for the event is £10 per day or £50 for the week, with students getting half price entry. The week will include talks, mentoring and tutorials from tutors including John, as well as the chance to exhibit work in the Abbey barn.

Registration is in the Abbey barn on Church Street each day at 10am. The barn will remain open for tea and coffee for all artists. Suitable footwear and clothing is recommended.

A spokesperson for the event said: “It would be wonderful to have as many artists attend what is promising to be a fantastic week that we hope to repeat annually and to bring together so much talent of all ages and abilities in such an inspiring place. 

This festival takes place a day after the Abbotsbury Open Gardens event in which 40 artists are expected to paint garden scenes from around the village. 

For more details on the arts events in June, visit www.abbotsburyarts.co.uk