Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Welborne Arts Festival Norfolk June 18 & 19 – Arts, Music, Circus, Sport, Dance



The 9th Welborne Arts Festival, near Mattishall, the biggest village-based contemporary arts festival in Norfolk, returns on Saturday, June 18 (11.30am-6pm) and Sunday, June 19 (11.30am-4.30pm) with a packed programme of arts, music, circus, sport and dance.
The event is staged around the beautiful 11th century All Saint’s Church. Admission to the festival is adults £5 and under 16 free.

South Norfolk’s Circus Ferrel, described as “East Anglia’s brightest friendliest all human show”, will be pitching its Big Top in the meadow at the festival and will run two shows a day at 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Circus characters will entertain on the meadow in the morning and between shows.

Other activities:


Joy Whiddett will be exhibiting her willow figures in the churchyard and inviting you to participate in weaving another one – an Art Alive in Churches project.
Norfolk Dance performances by children from Mattishall, Yaxham and Garvestone Schools in The Big Top on 18 June at 3pm.
Live music from local musicians – Fred’s House, John Ward & Mario Price (18 June) and Andy Kirkham, Joe Tozer and Matt Williams (19 June)
Exhibitions: Norwich Print Fair, Breckland Artists, the regular villagers’ exhibition and Unlaced - clothing and the female form, (paintings, textiles, ceramics and sculpture) curated by Krys Leach.
Kensington Lodge Farm Equestrian Centre present quadrilles to music in the meadow on 18 June.
Interview with BBC local radio presenter Helen McDermott in the church – 18 June, 2.30pm.
Literature – readings from local authors in the church – Rachel Hore, 3.30pm on 18 June and Elspeth Barker, 2.30pm on 19 June.
Craft activities for children and demonstrations from visiting artists both days.
Tony Nelson, Town Crier on loan from Sheringham both days.

Tel. 01362 850327 or 01362 850492, festivalartswelborne@tiscali.co.uk, http://www.welborne.org.uk/.