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Thornbury Arts Festival 2014

Friday 9th May to Sunday 18th May

 For reviews and reports of selected Festival events see Festival Reviews.

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The 2014 Festival opened on Friday 9th May with celebrated Farmer/ TV Personality Adam Henson giving an informative and entertaining talk on his family's life on the farm and his TV work, it closed on Sunday 18th, with A Walk around Frampton Cotterell in glorious sunshine exploring the town's history and finishing with a delicious cream tea.  In the intervening 9 days of the Festival there were celebrity nights, music evenings, poetry, concerts, a sitar and tabla workshop, puppetry, lectures and a foot stamping flamenco night, in fact, something for everyone. Read the reviews below.

     Reviews and Reports                                                                                                 Reviewer

                           
ADAM HENSON, Life on the Land and in the Media

VRIEND AND FRIENDS.... a recital from Bach to Vriend. 
PAM AYRES, An Evening with Pam Ayres                                                                            Daphne Ashton
THE HOME FRONTwith Dr Martin Davies
                                                                          Barbara Ray
FERN HILL AND OTHER DYLAN THOMAS. Performed by Guy Masterson                 Eleri Jones
The Royal Mail Choir and The Magnificent AK47                                                                Kate Phillipson-Masters
HELEN DUNMORE, An evening with Helen Dunmore                                                       Kate Mitchell
THE EISTEDDFOD SILVER JUBILEE CONCERT, A special 25 year celebration!
     Kate Phillipson-Masters & Hannah Caldicott
SITAR AND TABLA Concert with Jon Sterckx (Tabla) and Ricky Romain (Sitar)       Miriam Barnes
JALEO FLAMENCO  A Compás.... In Rhythm                                                                       Liz Vooght   

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIARY OF FESTIVAL EVENTS - May 9th to May 18th

Click on the event of interest for full performance and ticketing details.

    Date
    Time
    Location

Performance

Friday 9 May

 7.30pm

Armstrong Hall

ADAM HENSON, All raised seating tickets now sold.
Life on the Land and in the Media

Saturday 10 May 11 00am to 1.00pm

St Mary Centre

SHADOW PUPPETRY WORKSHOP
with SHIRLEY and KAT from IMPATIENT VAGRANT THEATRE Co.

Saturday 10 May

 7.30pm

Armstrong Hall

VRIEND AND FRIENDS
.... a recital from Bach to Vriend.

Sunday 11 May

7.30pm

Armstrong Hall

PAM AYRES, Sorry, all tickets have already been sold.
An Evening with Pam Ayres
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Monday 12 May

12.45 - 1.15pm

St Mary's Church

ST. MARY'S CHURCH CONCERT
with Marlwood Music Department

Monday 12 May

1.00pm 

Cossham Hall

PHOTOGRAPHS SET TO POPULAR MUSIC
with John Parsons

Monday 12 May

7.30pm

Armstrong Hall

THE HOME FRONT
with Dr Martin Davies

Tuesday 13 May 1.00pm 

Cossham Hall

CHARLES WORTH - GENIUS OF FASHION AND PERFUME.
with Gina Merrett Smith

Tuesday 13 May

 7.30 pm

Armstrong Hall

FERN HILL AND OTHER DYLAN THOMAS
Written by Dylan Thomas. Performed by Guy Masterson

Wednesday 14 May

12.45 - 1.15pm

St Mary's Church

ST. MARY'S CHURCH CONCERT
with Castle School's Music Department
Wednesday 14 May 1.00pm Cossham Hall A HISTORY OF THE TRUMPET
with John Watkeys

Wednesday 14 May

7.30pm

Armstrong Hall

CELEBRATE THE HUMAN VOICE !
with The Royal Mail Choir
and The Magnificent AK47

Thursday 15 May

12.45 - 1.15pm

St Mary's Church

ST. MARY'S CHURCH CONCERT
with Castle School's Panache steel band

Thursday 15 May

1.00pm

Cossham Hall

THE SPECTACULAR SUN and MOON SHOW
with Chris Dixon

Thursday 15 May

7.30pm

Cossham Hall

HELEN DUNMORE
An evening with Helen Dunmore

Friday 16 May

12.45 - 1.15pm

St Mary's Church

ST MARY'S CHURCH CONCERT
An Organ Recital by Hugo Kennard, St Mary's church organist.

Friday 16 May

1.00pm

Cossham Hall

IN DUNLEAVY VINEYARDS
with Ingrid Bates

Friday 16 May 7.30pm Armstrong Hall THE EISTEDDFOD SILVER JUBILEE CONCERT
A special 25 year celebration!
Saturday 17 May 1.00 -2.00pm Whitsun Hall SITAR AND TABLA - WORKSHOP
Workshop with Jon Sterckx Tabla and Ricky Romain Sitar
Saturday 17 May 2.30-3.0pm Whitsun Hall SITAR AND TABLA - CONCERT
Concert with Jon Sterckx Tabla and Ricky Romain Sitar
Saturday 17 May 7.30pm Armstrong Hall JALEO FLAMENCO
A Compás....
(Update 15 May - no tickets left)

Sunday 18 May

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Globe Inn,
Frampton Cotterell

FOOTSTEPS AROUND FRAMPTON COTTERELL

Various Days Lunchtimes St Mary's Church Festival Free events
Various Dates Usually Daytime
(not weekends)
Various Locations Festival Associated Exhibitions
8th -16th March See Timetable Various Locations Thornbury Eisteddfod Timetable

Wednesday 20 March

6.00pm

United Reformed Church

Eisteddfod Concert

 

 

 

Festival Committee Eisteddfod Committee Art Trail Committee
Tony Wilcock (Chair) Margaret Berry Jane Parfitt
Paul Morrish (Vice Chair) Linda Evans Barbara Ray
Liz Wilkins (Artistic Director) Charmaine George Shirley Sharp
Diana Jensen (Deputy Artistic Director) Jackie Jackson Corinne Wisbey
Chris Coppin (Treasurer) Sonia Jackson  
Phyllida Parsloe (Secretary) Helen Kirby  
Ashley Bijster Kathryn Morgans  
Peter Minshall Gill Page  
Gill Page   Phyllida Parsloe  
Jane Parfitt (Art Trail Organiser) Kate Phillipson-Masters  
Rosemary Rodliffe (Eisteddfod Organiser) Barbara Ray  
Ralph Shallcross   Rosemary Rodliffe  
Shirley Sharp      
Rachel Taylor      
     

 

 

 

 

 

The committee wishes to thank all those who have played a part in making the 2014 Festival possible, in particular:
     
The Armstrong Hall Staff Brian Haley Town Hall Staff
The Gazette The Bristol Post Thornbury Magazine Ltd
Alveston Helmet Oldbury 4-ward St. Mary Centre
The Hatch Camphill Community

The Lions Club of Thornbury

Tesco Thornbury
St. Mary's Church Savage Associates Jean Owen
Daphne Ashton Judith Payne Peter Wilcock
Dawn Wilkins Terry Ray
...and thanks also to all the volunteers who are contributing to the success of Festival 2014, by helping with the Box Office, stewarding the Events, and in many other ways.
 
Acknowledgements. In addition to our sponsors associated with particular events in the programme, we would like to thank the following for their support.
South Gloucestershire Council
Thornbury Town Council
Grants
Thornbury Magazine Ltd. Publicity of Festival with magazine insert
Alveston House Hotel Accommodation
Premier Inn Accommodation 

Bonds of Thornbury; Arts and Community in Thornbury;
High Street Dental Practice; Imperial; Cadman Wealth Planning Ltd;
Kirby Sheppard; Liberty; Mrs Joan Hawkins; Romy's Kitchen;
Magnox Ltd Oldbury Site; Sims, Cook & Teague; St Mary Centre;
Quartet Community Foundation; The Lions Club of Thornbury.

Financial support