Flushing Art Week launched has been running this week, after opening last weekend with a private viewing on Saturday followed by the public opening of the main exhibition on Sunday.

The Art in a Box project, which aims to build a wall of boxes filled with participants' work in the window of The Old Bakery on Trefusis Road, began and locals were also able to register for the door art competition, plus be included in the village's art trail.

Joint organiser Simon Thompson said the event had gone well, with the exhibition in the Village Club “absolutely packed” when it opened.

It includes more than 30 stalls selling ceramics, photographs, paintings, sculpture, and jewellery, and ex-Packet editor John Marquis was at the private view to sign copies of his new book, Flushing: A People's History.

The 200-page book traces the early history of Flushing, and its most notable residents of the past, but concentrates mainly on families with long-standing connections with the village.

It includes photographs of the Royal visit in 1921, when the Prince of Wales arrived at the village quay in the Trefusis family launch.

As well as these exhibitions the arts trail ran all week, taking visitors around the village looking for answers to a questionnaire.

Mr Thompson said: “We always make sure there's plenty of things for the children, and usually Friday night with the band is for the adults.”

Arts Week is now in its ninth year in Flushing, and for 2014 has the theme 'Flushing; A Moment in Time.

Mr Thompson said: “We hold it to try and broaden people's experiences with the arts in general. We have had literature, music, theatre and art workshops - all sorts over the years.”