Best Westbury arts festival yet is in pipeline
The annual Westbury Music and Arts Festival is set to be bigger and better than ever when its returns to venues across the town from September 27 to October 13.
Now in its sixth year, the festival brings together music, arts and crafts groups, with Britain’s Got Talent finalist Sam Kelly and ventriloquist Kieran Powell among acts performing this time.
This year’s festival will also have an arts and crafts day, at All Saints Church on September 28, with groups displaying and selling goods.
There will also be the return of festival favourites Opus One Swing Band and Irish folk band Finnegans Wake, as well as newcomers such as jazz pianists John Law and Sam Crockatt, Akabella Group and the Bristol String Quartet.
Festival chairman Roy Inwood said: “It looks like it is going to be another really exciting festival this year and we are very pleased with the line-up, which covers a range of musical tastes.
“We also have an arts and crafts day, the Big Draw at Matravers School and a special Imber anniversary service to commemorate 70 years since the people were asked to vacate the village by the Ministry of Defence.
“This is the sixth year of the festival and we are always looking to improve.
“We wanted to get the younger generation more involved this year, as they will be important in the future running of the festival.
“We want to encourage people to come to Westbury, as it brings business for the local shops and hotels. The festival also brings the town together and really puts Westbury on the map.”
For tickets and information, call organisers Roy Inwood on 01373 864364 and Mike Pearce on 01373 302956.
Visit www.wmafestival.co.uk to view the full line-up.
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