Highbridge Festival of the Arts gets underway on Monday
The countdown is underway to the start of the 69th annual Highbridge
Festival of The Arts, which begins this month.
long-running festival starts on Monday 29th February at The Princess
Theatre in Burnham-On-Sea.
first festival was held in 1948 with an afternoon of performances
at Highbridge Town Hall," Clare Catcheside, the event's General
Secretary, told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
then, the event has grown dramatically and features in excess
of 1,500 performances over 12 days in three venues."
festival showcases the talents of performers aged from 4 to 84,
in the spheres of speech, drama, dance and music."
taking part receive an adjudication of their performance, using
national standards, with advice from experienced, professional
adjudicators and certificates to mark their achievements."
festival is one of over 200 held annually in the UK and is delighted
to welcome not only performers from the local area, but also people
from across the South West.
years festival opens with two days of speech and drama classes
at The Princess. The dance classes take over on Thursday 3rd March
and last until the evening of Sunday 6th March. Music classes
begin on Monday 7th March at Highbridge Community Hall and continue
until the afternoon of Saturday 12th March.
on the evening of Saturday 12th March, the Festival will close
with a number of local choirs singing in St Johns Church,
on in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge