Festivals news

Jump in and join the Bath Festivals

BATH Festivals, combining the city’s long-established music and literary festivals, opens on 19th May with the always eagerly anticipated Party in the Park, followed by nine days of varied and exciting events. The line up includes some of the world’s best known authors, a debate on the American political scene, three months into Donald Trump’s…

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Music at Kingston Lacy

KINGSTON Lacy will host a special night of classical music in the grand salon on Saturday 6th May. For the second year running, the National Trust property near Wimborne has teamed up with Purbeck Arts Weeks Festival for a special night of music. The NT and the festival are thrilled that the Kingston Lacy Erard piano…

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A first taste of Wells Festival of Literature

ONE of the longest-running literature festivals in the country celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. New chairman Richard Manning says: “As well as the ten days of the Festival itself, we can announce that Simon Jenkins, author, journalist and previous chairman of the National Trust, will be coming to talk about his book England’s Cathedrals,…

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Salisbury looks west for 2017 festival

THE fourth year of Salisbury Festival director Toby Smith’s journey to the four compass points takes the  Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival to the west, with a particular focus on Canada’s  Quebec province for the 2017 programme, from 27th May to 11th June. As always, the Cathedral is at the heart of the festival’s classical…

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Lottery funding for Salisbury archive project

THE Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival has been awarded a grant of £28,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a project, Animating the Archives, in partnership with Salisbury Cathedral. As part of the 2017 festival’s learning and participation programme, Animating the Archives will allow local community groups unprecedented access to a treasure-trove of some of…

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