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Festival is bigger than ever

Posted on May 29 2018 at 2:00:10

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The 58th Bromsgrove Festival will once again bring a wide-ranging programme of arts and cultural activity to the area, with extra emphasis this year on free community events.

During the four-week Festival period, there is an arts or cultural event happening virtually every day at venues right across the Bromsgrove district. These include theatre productions (indoor and outdoor), opera, folk and blues concerts, plus classical orchestral and choral performances.

There are also dance events, art exhibitions, comedy and the spoken word. Many of these events are designed for children and younger people, with participation encouraged.

The programme kicks off on the evening of Thursday June 21 with Jazz Sirens – a high-profile concert at Artrix featuring one of Britain’s finest jazz singers, Jacqui Dankworth (the daughter of Johnny Dankworth and Cleo Lane) and her band – and ends with the final MusicFest gala concert on Sunday July 22, given by the Orchestra of St John.

As last year, there will be a range of free community events on Saturdays on Bromsgrove High Street and New Road in Rubery.

The Festival is grateful for financial support from Bromsgrove District Council for these events, which also include a Day of Dance, Family Fun on the High Street and a Fusion event on Saturday July 21, plus a Summer Jam and skateboarding competition in Rubery Park on the afternoon of Saturday June 23.

Further free events include the EnjoyRubery programme, expanded to a full weekend from Friday June 22 to Sunday June 24, and more Free Bite Sized Classics concerts in Catshill and Rubery.

The Trustees hope that this will encourage greater participation in Festival activities.

For the full programme and details of tickets, visit http://www.bromsgrovefestival.co.uk, or pick up a free programme brochures at Bromsgrove Library, community centres, and many churches and shops.


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