"Each clock marks one day in advent and each wish represents a prayer for balance, hope, joy and peace to all this Christmas,” says artist.
Organisers of the town’s family-friendly festival say there’s something for everyone, with fairground rides and stalls outside the local theatre.
Tribute acts to legendary bands, horror, an adult panto and D-Day commemoration are among the highlights.
It's show week for their latest staging, an adaptation of Gary Barlow and Tim Firth’s popular musical about a revealing fundraising calendar.
The door will never be shut on a possible return to Adrian Flux Arena
Traditional carols and choral favourites are among the "delightful mix of feel-good festive music" on December 17 with under-16s granted free entry.
There will be a raffle and fun games, the cost is £6 per person and tables are for six people.
Two clubs in two different villages are offering ways to learn a versatile dance style which is broken down into small steps for ease of learning.
It includes a craft market, locally grown Christmas trees on sale, and thanks to National Lottery funding, there will be free live entertainment.
Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, the cast is full of amazing roles for people aged 18 to 80.
Songs to be performed on November 19 include favourites That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Heartbeat, It Doesn’t Matter Anymore and Raining In My Heart.
Among priory ruins, expect to buy paintings, prints, textiles, weaving, ceramics, feltwork, festive decorations and hand woven winter woollies.
This is a festival first for the ‘Gingerbread Town’, as it is sometimes known due its number of distinctive carrstone buildings.
Pay what you like – free if you want – in apt November 17 opening night offer to watch a political farce by Nobel Prize-winning playwright Dario Fo.
The Royal Academy, London, and Art Fair East exhibitor will be showing linocuts, etchings and acrylic paintings at a town centre slot on November 18.
A famous pop and rock'n'roll icon stars as the subject of this biopic by visionary director Baz Luhrmann on the evening of November 11.
The well-known collective will perform Christmas carol classics, traditional folksongs and showcasing arrangements from their new MydWynter album.
It includes a skating rink, Santa’s grotto, fun fair and Christmas market on December 3-4, sponsored by a broadband provider.
The informal group is for anyone who has been affected by cancer in any way to meet up and share their experiences.
Tickets for the soprano/piano concert, which cost £10 on the door, are also free to under-21s, and to adults bringing a young person.