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'Entertaining local residents and visitors to the town. We attract big names from the world or art, science, literature, music, drama and comedy.'  Normally held June.

A renowned series of artistic events & exhibitions held annually in the surroundings of the glorious Malvern Hills. Some of the most prestigious musicians, poets, writers, film makers and other artists perform during Autumn every year.‘

'Bath Festivals is a charity that brings some of the finest international musicians, speakers and writers to entertain audiences, in the beautiful venues and spaces of our world heritage city. By creating innovative and diverse programmes, our festivals inspire and provide unique experiences for residents and visitors to Bath. We are responsible for The Bath Festival in the summer and Bath Children’s Literature Festival in the autumn, which bring the city alive with a celebration of the arts.'

Mission is 'to celebrate the diversity of the arts in our beautiful community where we come together to shine a spotlight on established and emerging talent, create memories and inspire future generations to enjoy music and the arts'. Normally held Late June/Early July.

'Originally established in 1962, it was hosted by Queen’s University until 2015, after which a new independent organisation (a company limited by guarantee and registered as a charity) was formed with the support of all stakeholders to deliver a new artistic vision for the event. The event covers theatre, dance, classical and roots music, visual, film and digital arts and literature accompanied by outreach and education events. It takes place every October in venues and locations across Belfast.'

Our purposes: '* Advance the education of the public, particularly in the neighbourhood of Bewdley, by the production and promotion of all forms of art including drama, dancing, singing, spoken word and music; * Provide facilities in the interest of social welfare for recreation and other leisure time occupations, particularly in the neighbourhood of Bewdley for the benefit of the community.' Normally held Early October.

'Mid-October in Biggar means two weeks of arts highlighting the very best of our local cultural activity together with top class entertainment and artistry from across the country. We want to see local talent flourish in an atmosphere designed to give it a showcase.'

'We are an arts charity made up of a historic events venue, a music education service and the biggest curated cross-arts festival in England. Together we bring the arts and culture to a wide and diverse audience.' Normally held May.

'Celebrates the past, present and future of our city through a programme of quality events and innovative, one-off experiences. For one weekend in September, the Festival gives citizens the keys to the city with hands-on workshops, talks and expert-led tours. Working with some of the world’s brightest architectural and engineering firms and resident Bristol historians, we reinvigorate our city’s iconic landmarks and uncover access to it’s forgotten spaces.'

'The Festival brings ten packed days of entertainment in venues and spaces all around the town. It allows us to see highly anticipated performances from artists of international renown alongside home-grown talent.' Normally held Mid May.

'We have a reputation for offering often once-in-a-life-time opportunities to hear sublime but rarely performed operas; and internationally acclaimed singers, musicians and literary speakers are all attracted to our beautiful spa town.'

'A non-commercial community enterprise celebrating the arts throughout the year and promoting the special place that is Caerleon. It is created by the Community for the Community, but its appeal extends far and wide. At its birth ... the Festival concentrated on sculpture, but it has long since blossomed into a celebration of the arts showcasing talent from near and far. The highlight of the festival calendar year is a ten day Summer Festival in July which includes music, dance, drama, literature, painting, sculpture, arts & crafts at historic venues throughout Caerleon.'

The new, interdisciplinary Cambridge Festival (replacing the Cambridge Science Festival and the Cambridge Festival of Ideas) took place from 26 March to 4 April 2021.  The new Festival included 'a uniquely Cambridge eclectic mixture of over 350 events and activities: from panel discussions, film premieres, and self-guided walking tours, to "try this at home" activities for the whole family. Topics covered the breadth of Cambridge research and was presented across the Festival’s four themes: Society, Health, Environment and Explore!'  Normally held Late March - Early April.

'There is something special about a Festival. From cathedral concerts to quirky cabaret, over 60,000 people each October join the Canterbury celebration. In a normal year over 2,000 young people participate in outreach projects and our annual Music Bursary competition draws the very best of young talent. We work year-round with schools, colleges, charities and community groups to engage all ages in creative activity, whilst developing the skills of the artists and performers of tomorrow.'

'Deal Music & Arts has been bringing the best in arts and culture to East Kent for nearly 40 years, and in that time we have welcomed many of the world’s greatest artists. Over those years, we have evolved from a summer festival to a year-round organisation that maintains that vibrant festival and supports a series of education programmes. We are very proud to benefit the cultural life and local economy of East Kent.' Festival normally held Early July.

'Dumfries & Galloway Arts Festival supports people in some of the region’s most rural areas to experience world class performing arts. We bring the best local and national artists to our communities; we invest in our performing artists; introduce our young people to live performance and engage people of all ages, from all walks of life, with our imaginative programme.' Normally held Mid July.

Includes 'a series of new public art commissions and over 45 major exhibitions at galleries, museums and artist-run spaces'. Usually held each year in August.

'The Festival is provided by the Highland Council and runs over 3 weeks each late September/October to celebrate the heritage of the Highlands from earliest settlers to modern times, below ground and above. Whether you are a seasoned archaeologist or a complete beginner, the Festival will let you explore an amazing range of places and collections. There’s something to suit everyone and many of the events are free!'

'For 17 days each May, the Festival transforms our public spaces, city streets, performance venues, parks, forests and beaches, bringing people together to experience the same brilliant and inspirational events. The flagship arts festival for the East of England, our world-class programme spans music, theatre, literature, visual arts, circus, dance and free outdoor events.'

'Our Festival is Rye’s principal annual arts event, taking place over the weekends and last two weeks in September. It has developed ... into one of the most successful and respected small festivals of its kind, dedicated to high quality performances in music, literature, theatre and other art forms coupled with a range of activities in heritage and the environment.'

'One of Scotland's most diverse cultural events, covering everything from music, film and visual art to theatre, dance, and literature ... By engaging with artists, connecting with communities and forming collaborations, we celebrate the artistic achievements of people with experience of mental health issues, exploring the relationship between creativity and the mind, and promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.' Normally held during May.

'Set against the backdrop of land, sea, sky, history and heritage, Orkney’s annual celebration of the Arts throws a midsummer spotlight on a magical part of Scotland and delivers a diverse cultural offering to visitors from far and wide and also those who live on the islands.'  Normally held Mid June.

'We are an inclusive, community-driven arts and literature festival situated in the picturesque market town of Thame. Our mission is to inform, inspire and entertain people of all ages.' Normally held Mid October.

'The Three Choirs Festival is the longest running non-competitive classical music festival in the world. Rotating between the beautiful English cathedral cities of Hereford, Gloucester and Worcester, the festival hosts an annual, week-long, summer programme packed with concerts, services, recitals, masterclasses, talks, theatre, exhibitions and lots more.'

'Music, art, comedy, drama, spoken word, heritage and social events every October in Wetherby, Yorkshire.'

'Each year we invite the world’s finest musicians, writers, artists, and local performers to entertain and delight festival audiences, to celebrate Windsor's special place as a Royal town, and to inspire the next generation of artistic talent and creativity.' Normally held March (Spring) and September (Winter).

'A leading contemporary arts festival with art for all passions – all happening in our historic market town, right in the heart of the Derbyshire Dales.' Normally held Mid September.

'The Wooburn Festival was originally conceived ... by one of Britain's leading orchestral conductors, the late Richard Hickox CBE. Richard's vision was to bring orchestras and musicians of international repute to the Chilterns and Thames Valley. His objective was to encourage wider public access to affordable high quality music that was within easy reach of the local community. From the Festival's humble beginnings it has become an established and well loved event in the Chilterns and Thames Valley calendar.'

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