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Thornbury Arts Festival

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Thornbury Arts Festival

About Thornbury Arts Festival

The Arts Festival came into being in 1969 with varied programmes of events covering music, drama, film and comedy, as well as visual arts.

Signatures in the archive album range from an astronaut, an explorer, radio and television personalities and actors, writers and scientists as well as singers and musicians.

The programme also includes lunchtime talks and entertainment and a walk.

As one of the longest running arts festivals in the country, the Thornbury event is run entirely by volunteers and boasts a mix of daytime and evening events to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

More details are available on the Arts Festival website www.thornburyartsfestival.org.uk - and also the facebook page.

Thornbury Eisteddfod

Since the 1980s Thornbury Eisteddfod, as part of Thornbury Arts Festival, has provided a platform for young performers who enjoy, drama, singing and playing musical instruments.

Thornbury Arts Festival

This is a very inclusive festival, designed to encourage young people of all abilities.

The aim of the Eisteddfod is to make taking part enjoyable and to be a celebration of the great range of talent in the local area.

The Eisteddfod is open to all young people aged from 4 to 21 and the disciplines cover Speech and Drama, Vocals including Choirs, and Instrumentals.

Click here to find out more and see the latest syllabus, or email Kate Phillipson-Masters: .

Severn Vale Art Trail

The Severn Vale Art Trail represents the visual side of Thornbury Arts Festival.

The trail has become an annual event running over the early May Bank Holiday.

Thornbury Arts Festival

The trail consists of a number of group exhibitions, together with many individual artists, displaying their work in and around Thornbury and neighbouring towns and villages in Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

Enjoy an afternoon, day or the whole weekend exploring the trail from Stinchcombe down to Alveston, discovering talented local artists displaying their art in their own studios or shared venues.

The diverse range of work includes: paintings, photography, ceramics, textiles, jewellery, glass art, mosaics and much more!

Many of the venues have refreshments for sale or are located close to local coffee shops, and include interesting churches, working studios and community buildings.

This is a great opportunity to support local artists and purchase original artwork and gifts, or simply to enjoy an inspiring day out!

For details of all the artists and venues (including accessibility, directions and opening hours), and to view the trail map, please visit www.severnvalearttrail.org or pick up one the printed trail guides from local shops and cafes.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook @severnvalearttrail for all the latest updates.



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