Flushing will be a hive of artistic activity from this weekend with exhibitions, workshops and events for the whole family.

Flushing Arts Week, which is celebrating its ninth year, starts on Saturday, May 24, and aims to bring the “widest possible variety of arts” to the local community”.

Among the highlights are have-a-go workshops with Swamp Circus on the Bowling Green on Sunday, when there will also be toddler art and the chance to make hobby horses and hats for events next Friday.

On Monday, May 26, an art exhibition will open in the Village Club on Coventry Road where paintings, prints, ceramics and jewellery will be on sale along with ex-Packet editor, John Marquis’ new book Flushing: A People’s History. There will also be models of working boats, textiles and photographs.

The village Arts Trail will also be launched which will take visitors around the village looking for clues and answers to a questionnaire.

On Tuesday, the Squash Box Theatre will be at St Peter’s Church Hall for a performance which will be followed by a puppet making workshop and the next day will be the annual film night, again in St Peter’s Church Hall, with films about Flushing or ones produced by Flushing residents.

Friday will see the new Hobby Horse event on the Village Bowling Green and the day will end with Skillywidden, a traditional Cornish dance band. Saturday the 31st will be the last day of the exhibition and there will be a pop-up art sale on Flushing Quay outside the Waterside Restaurant.

Full details of the week’s programme and tickets prices can be found at www.flushingarts.org or within the Fal River Festival programme. Tickets are only available through Flushing Stores during normal opening hours.