Festival of theatre and more

FEST West 2019 (formerly known as Theatre Fest West) continues to Saturday 2nd March,  bringing some of the south west’s most exciting new theatre to Salis­bury, Corsham and Trow­bridge.

This year film and dance  have been added to the mix with theatre performances. Companies and artists from Bristol, Devon, Som­er­set and Wiltshire will be taking part, and they include local playwright Barney Norris, theatre companies Running Dog and Paines Plough and multi award-winning choreographer James Wilton.

Film screenings include The Levelling – winner of the BFI London Film Festival Filmmaker Bursary Award – about a girl returning to her family home in Somerset after the death of her brother and devastation by the floods of 2014. The Levelling is at The Pound in Corsham on 14th February and at Salisbury Arts Centre on 27th February.

Wiltshire Creative associate director Jo Newman says: “This is the biggest line-up yet for Fest West. It’s fantastic to be bringing so many brilliant South West artists working across disciplines – dance, music, circus, theatre, film and visual arts – together to share their work as part of a celebration of what’s being made in this region.”

For more information, telephone  01722 320333 or visit the website, www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk.