Our Arts Festival 2020 doesn’t actually start until 8 May, but some lucky local children enjoyed some Festive Fun early – thanks to the Arts Festival itself!
On Monday 25 November WAF ‘gave’ Wedmore First School an early Christmas present in the form of an unusual and hugely enjoyable Nativity play. 180 pupils, aged from 4 to 9, sat transfixed for over an hour as 15 students from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School entertained them with the traditional Christmas story, cleverly intertwined with a number of sub plots for the Shepherds, Kings and Holy Family, as well as the introduction of some classic pantomime moments. This talented display of song, dance and acting earned a rapturous reception from children and teachers alike.
Wedmore Arts Festival were pleased to underwrite the whole performance and are looking forward to working on other similar local projects in the future.
WAF also continues its support of Poppy McGhee and Innes Oliver, both of whom will be performing during the Festival in May. On Saturday 9 May Innes will be taking part in a special ballet event introduced by Jonathan Payn of the Birmingham Royal Ballet whilst Poppy will be playing with the Brandon Hill Orchestra on Sunday10 May.
Full details of all the week’s activities – art, literature, comedy, drama, music and more will be available early in the New Year. Our full colour with brochure is coming out at the beginning of April.