Looking forward to our 2021 Festival

 

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

Ticket prices & availability to be announced very soon. to be kept up to date!

Supporting the Arts in Wedmore

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.

The first recipient of our support was Poppy McGhee, the brilliant young violinist who has become a firm favourite amongst local audiences – and now further afield.

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