Innes Oliver news

🎉We have just heard the fantastic news!🎉
Those that attended our ‘day in the life of a ballet dancer’ with Innes Oliver and Jonathan Payn on May 7th will recall she was heading off for an important audition the next day. Lots of you have asked how she got on.
We are delighted to hear that Innes was successful and has secured her place with the senior company at National Youth Ballet this summer.
She’s also busy doing her GCSEs right now so we are sending all our best wishes.
We couldn’t be more proud of you Innes !👏


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 Festival is dedicated especially to supporting young talent and to encouraging a love of the arts amongst the younger generation. 

During 2022, we have already promised financial support to Wedmore First School which will be used on art projects. We also continue to help our two brilliant young protegées, Poppy McGhee and Innes Oliver, violinist and ballet dancer respectively. 

A newcomer to our support this year is Georgina Sweet, a talented young actor, dancer  & singer who is heading for a great future. 

All three girls are flourishing in their chosen fields and would like to pass on their thanks to our audiences who, by supporting the Festival, allow the Festival to support them!

Poppy McGheeInnes OliverGeorgina Sweet