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'Takes place every June and July ... Its rural location and Georgian buildings make it the perfect location for this small and eclectic festival. However, the festival is not just about this heritage, it aims to bring the best possible classical and contemporary arts to the town ...'

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'Renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually in the surroundings of the glorious Malvern Hills. Some of the most prestigious musicians, poets, writers, film makers and other artists perform during Autumn every year.' Held September - October.

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‘Created in 1995 ... An annual Festival of music, both classical and jazz, literature and an art exhibition of the work of local artists, potters, sculptors - open to all.’ Held Late June.

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'Literature, art, theatre, film, photography, dance and music at venues throughout Belper in Derbyshire. It is a festival of inclusivity, not exclusivity.' Held In May.

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'The festival brings intriguing, spectacular and (sometimes) down-right curious arts experiences to our seaside town. With over 60 events – a spirited mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre, comedy and more.' Held Mid October.

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‘Established in 1960 as a vibrant celebration of the arts and culture in their broadest sense. Since its inception, the Festival has included a multitude of art forms and hosted many performers and artists of world renown. In recent years ... Bromsgrove Festival has celebrated mainly classical music with some excellent musicians in stunning venues ... [However, in 2017,] Bromsgrove Festival will once more celebrate the diversity of arts and culture by expanding to incorporate an impressive number of events in a wide variety of media. There really WILL be “something for everyone”.’ Held Mid July.

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'A happy marriage of opera, music and books.' Held During July.

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'A non commercial community enterprise celebrating the arts and entertaining people throughout the year – the highlight being the annual Summer Festival.' (Held Mid July.)

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'A quality programme of music and the arts for this ten-day Festival, a programme which encompasses music and art of all genres. "Something for everyone", as the expression goes ...' Held Early October.

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'Kent's International Arts Festival, one of the most important cultural events in the South East. As an independent charity, the Festival brings a rich mixture of performing arts from around the world to surprise and delight audiences each October. The Festival inspires artists to create and perform. It commissions new work. It champions emerging talent and supports those seeking careers in the cultural industries. It adds financial and cultural wealth to the Canterbury District and contributes to the wellbeing of its citizens. The Festival is enthusiastic about reaching new audiences, encouraging participation, providing opportunities for learning and making sure everyone can be a part of the biggest Arts Festival in the region.'

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‘This vibrant winter festival consists of 18 different events taking place in venues across the Chiltern Hills. Venue locations include Dorchester-on-Thames, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Great Missenden, Berkhamsted, High Wycombe, Wendover and Tring.‘ Held Early February (new in 2018).

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Includes ‘a selection of music concerts (classical, folk, contemporary and jazz); a ceilidh, literary events and art - as well as a quiz night! The Festival is organised and run by the Crail Festival Society, a charity established to further the arts in Crail in particular and Scotland more generally’. Held Mid July.

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'The first festival dedicated to author Daniel Owen was a week-long event in Mold, Flintshire in 2010 ... The colourful and lively Festival is planned as a highlight in Mold’s annual calendar.' Held Mid October.

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‘Founded in 1953 by Jim Holman whose vision was to create a festival designed to bring arts in all its many forms for the people of Dawlish to enjoy. Now a registered charity, the objects are to promote understanding and increased knowledge and participation in the arts for the public benefit of people of all ages in Dawlish and district by providing public access to music, art, dance, drama, poetry and literature by professionals and gifted amateurs in which there will be experiential teaching and critiquing to develop individual capabilities, competences, skills and understanding. We are completely dependant on volunteers and charitable donations to the Arts Festival.’

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‘Four weeks of mostly free events: Music, art, crafts, dance, exhibitions, drama, and poetry.’ Held During July.

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‘Established as the region’s premier calendar entertainments event since 1979, the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival is Scotland’s largest rural multi-artform festival ... The festival has an excellent reputation for bringing top quality world-class performances to rural locations at the end of May each year. Musical events range from unforgettable operas, to classical, jazz, traditional, contemporary and world music that are usually only experienced in the world’s city venues.’

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‘An unparalleled celebration of the performing arts and an annual meeting point for peoples of all nations. Committed to virtuosity and originality, the International Festival presents some of the finest performers and ensembles from the worlds of dance, opera, music and theatre for three weeks in August.’

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Fermanagh's only Arts Festival ... Running even a small festival takes a mammoth amount of time and effort. So why do I and my team of helpers bother? The answer, which is well known, is that festivals are good for you!! They are your mental “five-a-day” - or should that be Flive-a-day! It is also a fact that societies with a rich cultural life are better to live in. Many have realised this which is why festivals like Edinburgh, Galway, Sligo and Belfast continue to grow year on year. So here's your opportunity to enjoy, locally, a range of live, artistic experiences that aim to bring people together socially for their collective enjoyment.' Held Early October.

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'The mystical little party hidden in the middle of the woods. Gottwood is an independent, boutique, and very intimate underground electronic festival.'

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‘Has grown to become one of Yorkshire’s premiere art and music festivals. Played out in the heart of the beautiful Dales’ village of Grassington over the last two weeks of June, the festival offers an eclectic daily programme of music, comedy and cultural events ...   Grassington Festival is also proud of its Festival in the Community, which is a range of collaborative projects that provide exciting opportunities for local schools, care homes and community groups to get involved in the festival, and create anything from art installations to music concerts.’

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'The Halesworth Arts Festival originated 15 years ago. Now a major force in the arts in North Suffolk, it attracts capacity crowds every October, who come for the chance to see top quality artists in small, intimate surroundings. The HAF is a non profit making charity, relying on the generosity of many local businesses and individuals essential to help fund an event of this nature. Unlike many other Festivals, it receives no Arts Council, Lottery or other central Government help.'

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'Our aim is to engage, interest and move our audiences with unique and beautiful presentations at Hampstead’s most intimate venues ...'. Held Mid November.

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Henley Festival is fun. It’s classy but real fun. Fantastic top name artists performing a huge range of stuff. You do have to give it a try ... The English summer wouldn’t be the same without it.’ Held Mid July.

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'Continues to provide high quality performances of classical music, recitals, choral and jazz plus talks, exhibitions and films. The Festival features internationally renowned performers and uses beautiful historic venues around the town, including England's largest surviving Mediaeval Guildhall.'  The Festival also sponsors 'a year-round programme of concerts, talks and films'. Festival held Mid July.

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'Run by a local unpaid committee since 1978 (first festival in 1980), is well known and respected. It has put on a wide variety of events in many genres over the years, bringing top quality performers right to the doorstep of Leominster people. It seeks to engage and involve the whole community.' Held Early June.

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‘Our Arts Festival's origins were ... as a small, one day book festival which was very successful. Then, after the first two years, other arts organisations requested to take part. The festival then grew to last over a weekend and now it has grown to be a multi week programme. We aim to offer a varied and inclusive programme of arts for all ages. Not only do we invite some well-known artists to come and share with us their talent and experience, we recognise the huge artistic talent within our community and the Festival strives to showcase these members of our village.’

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‘Robert McLellan was the most important Scottish dramatist and short story writer to work in living Scots in the twentieth century and his influence on the world of Scottish writing has been crucial. McLellan spent most of his working life on Arran and in 2004, the Arran Theatre and Arts Trust decided to honour his contribution to Scottish culture by instigating a festival which would raise awareness and celebrate McLellan's work as well as encourage new work in his name ... The Festival focuses currently on poetry, music, film and drama as well as providing workshops for adults and young people.’ Held Early September.

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‘The Festival takes place during the anniversary of one of the very first organised uprisings by workers in 1831 known as the Merthyr Rising. The Merthyr Rising of 1831 was the violent climax to many years of simmering unrest among the large working class population of Merthyr Tydfil where it is believed that for the first time the red flag of revolution was flown as a symbol of workers' revolt. Today we annually celebrate this symbolic event through a cultural festival of music, arts, political discussion and ideas during the anniversary of the events of 1831.’ Held Late May.

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'Has been celebrating and promoting the arts including music, theatre, art, dance, and comedy since 1989.' Held Late June.

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'A 9 day arts festival which incorporates music, theatre, film and Party at the Wharf.' Held Mid July.

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'Over 9 days, we offer our 25, 000 visitors a wide variety of exhibitions, workshops, talks, children’s events and evening performances, all related to the arts.' Held Early August.

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'We offer a wide range of music, from classical to jazz, with international artists and rising young professionals. On the first weekend, we also have eight authors in our LitFest, run in association with The Henrietta Barnett School. And there are a series of walks where you can see familiar parts of London with new eyes. Run almost entirely by volunteers, the Festival gives all its surplus funds to charities Toynbee Hall and the North London Hospice.' Held Late June.

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Inaugurated 2017: ‘Bringing the best and most exciting music, comedy, theatre and family events to Selby, North Yorkshire ... A nine day explosion of creativity and culture, it is about transforming spaces, animating places and celebrating everything that is great about the town & the district’. Held Late July.

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‘An eight-day celebration of the arts – music, drama, poetry, visual art, photography, dance, talks and literature. It appeals to all ages and tastes; to local residents and to visitors to our vibrant seaside town. We invite national performers as well as local celebrities; professional, well-established names as well as those starting out on their careers.’ Held Late June.

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'Orkney's midsummer celebration of the arts. Founded in 1977 by a group including the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events.' Held Mid June.

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‘Staithes has a long and celebrated history of art from the 19th century Staithes Group of Artists to the present day ... Visitors will be able to walk the maze of lanes visiting “galleries” as well as taking part in a programme of guided walks, workshops, talks and film shows. Heritage too plays an important part in the life of the village and will be celebrated in events and exhibitions throughout the weekend. There will be a vibrant programme of music ranging from street buskers to concerts.‘ Held Early September.

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'Annual festival of music and arts based in the three most northerly Yorkshire Dales - Swaledale, Wensleydale and Arkengarthdale - a large rural area of outstanding beauty. Festival venues range from tiny chapels seating fewer than fifty people to halls seating several hundred ... The Festival starts on the Saturday of the Late May Spring Bank Holiday each year, and goes on for two weeks.'

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‘Features concerts (of a wide range of musical genres), lectures, art exhibitions and workshops, literary workshops and events, theatrical and dramatic performances and an arts market in Bedford Square.’ Held April - May.

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'One of the longest running art festivals in the country.' Festival itself held Mid May - but supplemented by other events including an Eisteddfod competition earlier in the year 'open to all young people aged from 4 to 21'.

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Annually from 1977: ‘There’s a wealth of music from local and regional groups ... While a lot happens in the evenings, don’t overlook performances during the day.’ Held Mid October.

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‘A twice-yearly multi-arts festival featuring live music, art, theatre, poetry, comedy, film & family events! The festival aims to bring top notch cultural entertainment to Wigan, and also showcase many local talents from around the borough. It’s a festival of experiences for you and your families to enjoy. So whether you’re a festival first timer or a regular, there’s something for everyone. Sit back, take part, join in ...’ Held April and September.

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