Festivals news

Travelling through time, music and literature at Bath

THE 2024 Bath Festival, running from Friday 17th to Sunday 26th May, will take audiences on an astonishing and exciting journey through some of today’s most exciting writers, challenging thinkers, hilarious comedians and brilliant musicians, with subjects that range from the climate crisis to silent horror classic Nosferatu, from the Sky at Night presenter Dr…

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The literary art of travel

TRAVEL writers will be descending on Sherborne over the weekend 5th to 7th April, for the town’s Travel Writing Festival, bringing tales of adventures and experiences around the globe, from Bodmin to Beijing, and across the centuries, from Caesar’s Gaul to the UK shipping forecast. Speakers include world-famous photographer Don McCullin, explorer Benedict Allen and…

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Call-out for From Devon With Love

PERFORMERS and writers are invited to submit applications to Villages in Action, Devon’s rural touring arts organisation, to take part in this year’s From Devon With Love, the annual scratch festival in September. The festival is open to Devon-based artists working in live performance with a new piece of work they are ready to test…

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Reading the Land at Shaftesbury

BOOKS on nature, the environment and landscape are now among the most popular with readers, so it’s no surprise that tickets are selling fast for Shaftesbury’s nature-inspired book festival, Reading the Land, over the weekend of 15th to 17th March, which has an impressive line-up including some of the country’s top writers in this field….

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Giant fun for the community at Salisbury Festival

EAGER participants in Salisbury Festival’s big community event,  Patch’s Parade, went along to Salisbury Playhouse for a day of free workshops early in March. The community play will be performed at Churchill Gardens, following in the sucessful footsteps of 2023’s The Tempest. The discovery day, which runs from 10.30am, also welcomes volunteers for puppeteering and…

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Festival will inspire Curious Minds

A NEW arts festival for Bath from 7th to 28th March kicks off the region’s arts festival calendar. Curious Minds will champion the importance of curiosity for all, with more than 30 book talks, live performances, film screenings, writing workshops and walking tours. Described as “a festival to ignite ideas,” Curious Minds, curated by Bath…

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New festival for Shaftesbury

SHAFTESBURY has a new festival, celebrating the baroque, specifically the glorious music of the 17th and 18th centuries. There are concerts, talks and a screening of a film about one of the greatest stars of the period, from 23rd to 28th January, with most events are at Shaftesbury Arts Centre. The festival – the latest…

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