Festival of the Arts to celebrate 70th anniversary in 2017
syllabus for the 2017 Highbridge Festival of The Arts has been released
this week as the event gets ready to celebrate its 70th anniversary.
2017 event will be held from 6th 18th March and the closing
date for entries is Tuesday 10th January, 2017.
first festival 69 years ago was held with an afternoon of performances
at Highbridge Town Hall. Since then, the event has grown dramatically
and features in excess of 1,500 performances over 12 days in three
festival showcases the talents of performers aged from 4 to 84,
in the spheres of speech, drama, dance and music.
Hess, Joint President of Highbridge Festival of The Arts, has sent
his best wishes to the Festival Team as they prepare for the 70th
syllabus for the 2017 Festival is now
available here, and Nigel says: "Do take a look and take
the opportunity to enter. You never know where it may lead."
has been President and supporter of the Festival for many years
and is very keen to encourage young people to share and develop
their talents in the performing arts.
read music at Cambridge University, and has since worked extensively
as a composer for the stage, screen and concert hall. His numerous
works include scores for the Royal Shakespeare Company, HRH The
Prince of Wales, the Royal Air Force and many television series
such as New Tricks, Maigret, Wycliffe and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates.
has received the Ivor Novello award twice for Best TV Theme and
was nominated for a Classic Brits Award for his film soundtrack
to Ladies in Lavender.