Published: February 29, 2012
Highbridge's 65th Festival Of The Arts gets underway today

Highbridge's 65th annual Festival Of The Arts gets underway in Burnham-On-Sea today (Wednesday, February 29th).

Hundreds of talented youngsters from the ages of three upwards will be competing at The Princess Theatre and Arts Centre until March 9th.

Dance will be featured in the first competition classes, with dozens of entries covering ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, cabaret and Greek to follow.

Speech and Drama will also take centre stage with poetry, prose, choral and speech being performed on stage before singing and instrumental music take over for the final part of the festival.

Maureen Phillips, the festival's General Secretary told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It promises to be another superb festival. This year is very special because it will be our big 65th anniversary year."

Members of the public are welcome to attend the daily sessions, which start at 9.30am and approximately 2pm. Refreshments will be available.

The festival originated in Highbridge in 1948 and has been held for many years at The Princess.

 


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