We’re very pleased to announce our brand new Festival Patrons, all of whom have joined us in past Festivals and want to support us in providing you with excellent Arts in a village setting!
Due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding COVID, the Arts Festival will not now take place in our usual month of May 2021 but we are planning a micro-festival to run over the weekend of Friday 24th September to Sunday 26th providing a range of welcome live entertainment for the whole family. With the support of our new Patrons & Friends, we look forward to a bright future for the Festival !
Here’s our provisional programme for the micro-Festival, subject to COVID and other restrictions of course:
|Friday 24th||12 noon||Falkland’s veteran SIMON WESTON||Wedmore Hall|
|7:30pm||“Where is Mrs Christie” – a one woman play starring Liz Grand||Wedmore Hall|
|Saturday 25th||10:00am||Children’s Cinema (film to be decided)||Wedmore Hall|
|12 noon||“Poetry Buzz” workshop for all ages with Tara Arkle||Wedmore Hall|
|2:30pm – 4pm||“Mads Hatters Tea Party” – a children’s production with Amy Lloyd-Jones||Wedmore Hall|
|7:30pm||Dave Hankin Big Band “In Full Swing”||St Mary’s Church|
|Sunday 26th||10:00am||Walking photography workshop with Tony Chau||Starting at Wedmore Village Hall|
|12:15||Liam Davies Organ Recital||St Mary’s Church|
|4pm||“Talking Books” – come and meet local authors talking about their books||Wedmore Village Hall|
As a not for profit organisation Wedmore Arts Festival is committed to using the surplus we generate from our events to help support young local artists and performers, and to encourage a love of the arts.
Whilst continuing to support Poppy, our most recent discovery is Innes Oliver who is stepping out into the world of ballet. This year we have been able to assist her in a variety of ways, for example making it possible for her to attend the National Youth Ballet’s summer school and subsequently perform at Sadlers Wells.
We continue to explore new ways of encouraging the next generation to develop a passion for art-based subjects, and we are currently in discussion with local schools about projects we might support.
The first of these will be the funding of special Christmas performance by Bristol Old Vic for Wedmore First School.