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ashbournefestival.org

'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 ...'

Visits to the Website160
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www.malvernfestival.co.uk

'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.

Visits to the Website99
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www.beaminsterfestival.com

‘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.

Visits to the Website64
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www.beaumarisfestival.org

‘Founded in 1986, the Beaumaris Festival is an annual Arts festival based on Anglesey in Wales.’ Held Late May.

Visits to the Website35
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www.belperartsfestival.org

'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.

Visits to the Website115
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artsbythesea.co.uk

'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.

Visits to the Website166
Also indexedArts Bournemouth
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www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk

‘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.

Visits to the Website61
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www.buxtonfestival.co.uk

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

Visits to the Website119
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www.caerleon-arts.org

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

Visits to the Website122
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www.calnemusicandartsfestival.co.uk

'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.

Visits to the Website127
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www.canterburyfestival.co.uk

'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.'

Visits to the Website76
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chilternarts.com/festival/

‘This vibrant winter festival consists of 18 different events taking place in venues across the Chiltern Hills. With the Academy of Ancient Music announced as their orchestra in residence, and many other world-renowned artists appearing throughout the festival, Chiltern Arts brings the highest quality classical music and arts to the beautiful market towns and villages in the area. Venue locations include Dorchester-on-Thames, Marlow, Henley-on-Thames, Great Missenden, Berkhamsted, High Wycombe, Wendover and Tring.‘ Held Early February (new in 2018).

Visits to the Website38
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www.christchurchpriory.org

‘Provides another opportunity to explore the universal language of music ... Celebrate music in both concerts and in other events perhaps more varied to what one might expect at a Music Festival ... All daytime concerts are free admission, but please leave what you can in the retiring collection.’ Held Mid June.

Visits to the Website8
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www.crailfestival.com

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.

Visits to the Website112
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www.danielowenfestival.com

'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.

Visits to the Website85
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dawlishartsfestival.org.uk

‘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.’

Visits to the Website57
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www.dealmusicandarts.com

'The beautiful and historic surroundings of Deal, Sandwich and Dover within England's south coast are the backdrop to an annual Festival that celebrates great classical and contemporary music from some of the world's finest music-makers, as well as literature, theatre, opera, cinema, dance and the visual arts.‘ Held Early July.

Visits to the Website16
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www.deddingtonfestival.org.uk

‘Offers a packed programme of events designed to appeal to all ages ... The vision of the Deddington Festival is to enhance the community spirit of the parish of Deddington and surrounding villages though an annual Festival of music, performing arts, visual arts and community events which entertain and inspire.‘ Held Early June.

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droitwichartsfest.org

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

Visits to the Website39
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www.dgartsfestival.org.uk

‘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.’

Visits to the Website83
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www.eif.co.uk

‘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.’

Visits to the Website112
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www.seall.co.uk/feis-an-eilein-skye-festival/

‘Taking place in venues mostly in the Sleat peninsula at the southern end of  the Island, the Skye Festival or ‘Fèis an Eilein’ is a celebration of island culture and performing arts with a strong focus on Scottish traditional music, all spiced up with Jazz, Theatre, and lots, lots more. Organised by SEALL, the festival hosts around 30 top quality events in music and innovative theatre, with a community-led fringe programme of house concerts, charity cafés, environmental days, food and drink, art exhibitions and ceilidhs.’ Held July - August.

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Also indexedSkye Festival
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www.flive.org.uk

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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www.gottwood.co.uk

'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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www.grassington-festival.org.uk

‘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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www.halesworthartsfestival.org.uk

'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.'

Visits to the Website72
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www.hampsteadartsfestival.com

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

Visits to the Website78
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henley-festival.co.uk

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.

Visits to the Website68
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www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk

'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.

Visits to the Website82
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www.facebook.com/LeominsterFestival/

'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 JuneALERT Not able to raise Website at Review; cf Facebook Page.

Visits to the Website107
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llantiliofestival.co.uk

‘An annual festival in rural South Wales dedicated to the advancement of creativity in young people, and a range of musical and theatrical events, based in and around Llantilio Crossenny and Treadam.’ Held Early May.

Visits to the Website16
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lochwinnochartsfestival.co.uk

‘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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www.mayfieldfestival.co.uk

‘An English Arts Festival which is primarily devoted to classical music. It is a biennial event taking place in May [2018] and is centred in the ancient and beautiful village of Mayfield in East Sussex, just south of the Spa Town of Royal Tunbridge Wells.’ The Tunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition is ‘a prestigious competition held every two years in conjunction with the Mayfield Festival’.

Visits to the Website15
Also indexedTunbridge Wells International Young Concert Artists Competition
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www.arrantheatreandarts.co.uk

‘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.

Visits to the Website37
Also indexedArran Theatre and Arts Trust
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melbournefestival.co.uk

‘The Melbourne Festival is eagerly awaited by local people and visitors from far afield, it has established itself as the highlight of South Derbyshire’s cultural calendar ... The Festival is always a great chance for local people to see some great events within walking distance of home and no parking fees for drivers! This year we will spread the concerts performances and talks over six weekends so that people can fit in more events.’ Held September - October.

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www.merthyrrising.uk

‘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.

Visits to the Website45
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www.oakhamfestival.co.uk

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

Visits to the Website87
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www.oundlefestival.org.uk/oundle-international-festival

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

Visits to the Website74
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www.oxfordmaymusic.co.uk

‘A music, science and arts festival that celebrates culture and human achievements in a truly unique way. The Festival’s ethos of combining the very cutting edge of science alongside world class concerts has for the last eight years attracted visitors from all over the world.’ Held Early May.

Visits to the Website21
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www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk

'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.

Visits to the Website132
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www.promsatstjudes.org.uk

'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.

Visits to the Website125
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www.facebook.com/RoselandFestival/

‘Bringing different types of music, drama, talks and much more to the Roseland.  Our mission is to foster and encourage young people in their love of music, art and creativity and to support local organisations and charities through donations. Venues all over the Roseland peninsula host our events and though we may not get to every hamlet every year, we do try!  Our aim is to use as many of the smaller village halls as well as the larger halls and churches.’ Held Late April - Early MayALERT Unable to access Website at Review; try Facebook Page.

Visits to the Website16
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www.facebook.com/SelbyArtsFestival/

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 JulyALERT “A MAJOR arts festival at a North Yorkshire town will not go ahead this year after funding failed to materialise. The Selby Arts Festival (SAF) launched last year, with thousands of people enjoying music, theatre and comedy at venues around the town ... As part of the SAF’s launch, organisers promised it would become an annual event, but although dates for this year’s event were set, it will not be going ahead.” [York Press 21 April 2018]

Visits to the Website69
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www.simonsbathfestival.org.uk

‘A non profit making community venture which celebrates the cultural heritage of Exmoor, while inviting top musicians from abroad to celebrate theirs in the six weeks between May Day and Midsummer. In the spirit of diversity the festival also offers a variety of other events and activities including walks, talks, classical music, jazz and opera and an art exhibition.‘

Visits to the Website28
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www.southwoldartsfestival.co.uk

‘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.

Visits to the Website71
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www.stmagnusfestival.com

'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.

Visits to the Website107
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www.stmarylebonefestival.com

‘The St Marylebone Festival is part of the HLF funded St Marylebone Changing Lives Project ... Please help us to refurbish and extend our Crypt, continue our work of offering low-cost psychotherapy and counselling services, NHS primary care, world-class music, and to conserve our heritage by restoring the present 200 year old monumental parish church ... During a week of music and festivities we celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the parish and the many personalities connected with it.’ Held Late July

Visits to the Website12
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www.staithesfestival.com

‘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.

Visits to the Website43
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www.stirlingbridgefestival.com

‘International Arts Festival, based in the magnificent medieval city of Stirling, Scotland for 2018 ... (For 2019, we are moving base location to Scotland’s Capital City – Edinburgh!) ... We invite you to an area steeped in history, legend and folklore to participate in a truly international festival where you will be able to experience the majesty of Scotland and the warmth of its people ... Performances will be determined based on your genre of music and size of your ensemble. These may include ageless churches, historical town halls, contemporary theatres or medieval castles.‘ Held Early July.

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stratfordwordsandmusic.org

‘A celebration of the power of language to inspire thought and feeling, insight and reflection – through an innovative programme of themed concerts and talks, designed to engage audiences of all ages and cultures.’ Held Late September.

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www.swaledale-festival.org.uk

'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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www.tavistockmusic.co.uk

‘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.

Visits to the Website65
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thornburyartsfestival.com

'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'.

Visits to the Website64
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www.thewessexfestival.co.uk

‘A four day Summer Festival of music, poetry and art events ... in venues in Wimborne Minster and Lytchett Minster, bringing together choral singers, instrumentalists, young musicians and professional performers.’ Held Early August.

Visits to the Website5
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wetherbyfestival.co.uk

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.

Visits to the Website42
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www.wiganarts.com

‘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.

Visits to the Website93
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www.wycombeartsfestival.org

‘Focused in and around High Wycombe and Marlow in the South of Buckinghamshire within the Chiltern Hills, the Festival offers a wide range of the arts, both amateur and professional. Its aim is to embrace and engage all members of the community ... Each year, the festival includes a wide range of musical events including jazz, chamber and orchestral concerts, photographic and art exhibitions, theatre productions, National Trust walks, storytelling and talks on subjects of local interest and much, much more. This large range of events reinforces the aim of the festival to bring a wide variety of performing and visual arts to the widest possible audience at a reasonable cost.’ Held Late April - Early June.

Visits to the Website26
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