Welcome to the 2019 Henry Lawson Festival

Warm Welcome: Alan Griffiths, President of the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts invites everyone to enjoy this years festival. Photo: Supplied.

Warm Welcome: Alan Griffiths, President of the Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts invites everyone to enjoy this years festival. Photo: Supplied.

The Grenfell Henry Lawson Festival of Arts Committee would like to warmly welcome everyone attending our 2019 Festival over the June long weekend. On behalf of the Committee, I would like to encourage all visitors to attend as many Festival events as possible and experience the best that Grenfell has to offer. This is the 62nd consecutive Henry Lawson Festival and it is one of the longest running arts festivals in NSW. In 2019 we are looking forward to building on the strong history and success of past Festivals, while embracing new interpretations of the arts.

We have planned a diverse program of experiences full of new elements and traditional favourites, a program that will showcase Grenfell, celebrate Henry Lawson and provide a variety of arts focused entertainment for all who attend. This years theme is 'Ode to Winter' and we trust this theme will encourage a diverse array of floats in the street procession.

It is hoped that this years Henry Lawson Festival will be one of enjoyment for all, one which draws people from a wide distance, and one which promotes Grenfell to the broader community. The Committee believe that this years Henry Lawson Festival will continue the high standard of previous years and that the Festival will continue to be a source of pride for the people of the Weddin Shire. On a final note, I encourage all visitors to Grenfell to see the mural on the Grenfell Commodities Silo on West Street, an outstanding private contribution to the Arts in Grenfell