More acts confirmed !

Not too long now until the start of the 2020 Arts Festival – a start with a difference!  A varied line-up of drama, film, music, poetry, photography, comedy, song and dance at this year’s Festival

      • On Friday 8 May at lunchtime,Rebecca Butterworth, a world-renowned make-up artist, with TV and film credits including Doctor Who, Luther, Curfew, Bharat and Red Dwarf. Join her as she creates a make up look drawing from the worlds of fashion, beauty and SFX.
      • Saturday 9 May:
        • an introduction to the world of classical ballet by Jonathan Payn, First Soloist of Birmingham Royal Ballet, and our newest Wedmore Arts Festival supported protégée, young local ballet dancer Innes Oliver.
        • Then in the evening we’ve got Dr. Phil Hammond, who is a doctor, journalist, broadcaster, campaigner and comedian. He qualified as a GP in 1991  Phil is also a presenter on BBC Radio Bristol and has been Private Eye’s medical correspondent since 1992.
      • Sunday 10 May:
        • in the morning local professional photographer Tony Chau, will lead a ‘walking workshop’ round the village, seeking out suitable subjects for the snap-happy, and explaining how to get the most from behind the camera, or indeed from your mobile phone.
        • In the evening we’ve got another superb concert by the Brandon Hill Orchestra featuring Poppy McGhee, who is supported by Wedmore Arts Festival.
      • Monday 11th May we’ll host a Literary Evening in Wedmore Village Hall – more details to follow
      • Tuesday 12 May:
        • at lunchtime poet Tara Arkle will host a poetry workshop & she will work with you to develop to poetry skills and see the beauty of poetry through your own eyes
        • returning again to us is Liz Grand in her one-woman drama Where is Mrs Christie? in Wedmore Hall
      • Wednesday 13 May:
        • at lunchtime we’ll meet former Welsh Guardsman Simon Weston and hear “Simon’s story” in Wedmore Hall
        • a tribute to the greatest legends in the world of Rock and Pop with Peter Gill – remember him last year backing Anita Harris?  A superb musician!
      • Thursday 14 May:
        • Tiggi Trethowan, will be filling the lunchtime slot on Thursday 14 May.  She’s been behind the camera for most of her career, responsible for bringing a host of programmes to our screens – from Blue Peter to The Antiques Road Show. The tales she promises are fascinating, funny – and totally unexpected!
        • Popular young stand-up comedian Ivo Graham (youngest ever winner of the So You Think You’re Funny award for new acts at the Edinburgh Fringe.) takes in Wedmore (between Cardiff and Oxford) on his nationwide tour The Game of Life.
      • Friday 15 May brings something completely new for WAF – a singalong film night in Wedmore Hall.  We’re currently planning this and will have more news soon!
      • And on Saturday 16 May,
        • in the morning we welcome back “Tallulah Swirls” with her children’s show in Wedmore Village Hall.  The children loved her last year – they’ll like it even more this year!
        • To round off our Festival, back by popular demand, The Dave Hankin Big Band In Full Swing in St Mary’s Church