Wotton under Edge Arts Festival’s aim is to encourage artistic talent, both local and from further afield. The endeavour is to present a varied programme of arts to appeal to all the community.
The longevity of the Festival is due in no small part to its strong community base and the support of local people and organisations.
Please read on (below) for information on the 2017 Festival and the forthcoming New Year's Eve concert.
The 2017 Festival...
The prelude to the 47th Arts Festival will be the St. George’s Day Celebration on Saturday 22nd April at the Town Hall. This year children will be invited to dance with Ragged & Old Morris and Malmesbury Morris sides and the Town Mayor will propose the toast to St. George. Coffee and cakes will be served as usual.
The Festival proper will be opened on Friday 28th April at the preview evening for the Art Exhibition in the Civic Centre. The Exhibition will run until Sunday 30th April. Also on this Sunday and the Bank Holiday Monday an open garden and sculpture trail will be organised by Under the Edge Arts.
The programme during the week will include the popular Turning the Tables with local celebrities, a Schools’ Concert, a Historical Society talk on the Swinging Sixties, a concert by Wotton & District Silver Band, and in the Festival Concert Bristol Ensemble will be joined by a young local musician. A photographic competition and other events are being planned.
As ever the Festival will be rounded off by the Band on the Hill and the Festival Service in St Mary’s Parish Church on Sunday 7th May.
We have left last year’s programme on the website to give an idea of locations and ticket prices. More detail of the 2017 Festival will be available in the New Year.