Thornbury Arts Festival 2003 April 15 - April 23 2005

A varied and exciting programme is in prospect with strong booking demand for many of the Festival events. Click Go Late News for booking updates

The National Youth Folk Dance Troupe of England got things off to a rousing start with their lively pre-Festival event to be followed by a full programme in Festival Week at the Armstrong Hall complex and exhibitions of art and craftwork at the Town Hall. The full glossy Festival Guide is available from Thornbury Town Hall, Thornbury Library and other public places also at Tesco. 

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Roger Huckle and Hayley Savage - Duo del feugo Joan Bakewell's life & times in the MediaSwing along with LCGCIBCW's Magical Puck
Photo; Peter Teigen  

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Events sold out -
Tea and Trees : Not the 4 of us : Rodney Bewes
Dave Betts Quintet: Hatstand Opera :
London Community Gospel Choir
Just a few tickets remaining -

Duo del fuego : Peter R Bond:
Independant Ballet Wales.

   Festival Highlights:
* "An audience with
    Joan Bakewell"

* Rodney Bewes
   in "Three men in a Boat"
* Duo del fuego
* Jazz with Dave Betts Quintet
* "Golden moments from the Opera"
    with Hatstand Opera
* London Community Gospel Choir
*  Independent Ballet Company Wales    in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
* "Hitchhikers Guide to the Universe"
  with Peter R Bond
Festival Committee contacts  
Artistic Director    Barbara Ray 01454 412272
Chairman              John Smith            01454 885226

Box Office             Diana Jensen

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Community Arts
The Festival encourages the community to be active in the Arts. Activities range from the Eisteddfod, the hot Bands Scene for young people, Poetry, Dance and Music in the schools, to the Poetry Slam in the "Lion"; the fringe Revue in the Chantry; local artists exhibitions; The Castle Bands concert; and local performers taking their shows to Residential Homes in the area.

FESTIVAL COMMITTEE: Ashley Bijster (Secretary), Chris Coppin (Treasurer), Linda Evans, Jocelyn Gregson, Diana Jensen (Deputy Artistic Director), Paul Morrish (Vice Chairman), Phyllida Parsloe, Barbara Ray (Artistic Director), John Smith (Chairman), Tony Wilcock, Trish Wilcock.  

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The Festival Committee is very grateful to the many Sponsors, supporters and volunteers without whose help the Festival could not take place.

Thanks............ To everyone who is making the Festival possible:
The Armstrong Hall Staff Savage, Bracher & Co. St. Mary's Church
The Castle School St. Mary Centre team Christ the King Church
Brian Haley & his team Bristol Evening Post United Reformed Church
Alveston Helmet

The Gazette

Oldbury 4-ward
Thornbury Magazine Ltd. Town Hall Staff Thornbury Chiropractic Clinic
Derek Seward Judith Payne Jean Owen
Joan Shipp Terry Ray Paul Mason and Family
....and all those patrons and friends who are contributing to the success of Festival 2005, by helping with the Box Office, stewarding the Exhibitions and in so many other ways.
 
Acknowledgements........... In addition to the sponsors acknowledged alongside the events they are supporting, we would like to thank the following for their support:
South Gloucestershire Council
Thornbury Town Council
for grants
Bonds of Thornbury for sponsorship of the Events Guide
Thornbury Magazine Ltd. for sponsorship of the Lunchtime Events
Thornbury Castle for accommodation
Tortworth Court Four Pillars Hotel for accommodation
Canon UK Ltd. for photo copying services
The Armstrong Trust for piano hire

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Cancellation policy
Every effort is made to check the accuracy of the information supplied and the details of the Festival programme as published; all Festival bookings are made in good faith, therefore no liability can be accepted for the cancellation or non-appearance of listed programme events or named participants, beyond refund of the price of admission.


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