The Mellstock Band © Robert Piwko
With a thoroughly entertaining concert from the Mellstock Band in December, our highly successful 2021 festival drew to a close. Despite reduced audience sizes to facilitate social distancing and slightly shorter concerts to avoid interval mixing, the spirit of the festival remained firmly intact. We were able to run our usual number of events even including two duplicated programmes allowing more people to enjoy wonderful recitals by Imogen Cooper and Rachel Podger.
The 2021 programme can be revisited by following the link at the top of the page and many of the highlights of the festival can be seen in a panoramic display of images by our excellent photographer, Robert Piwko.
We will again be running a full programme of events this coming October and the tenth-century church of St John the Baptist will remain at the heart of the Festival. This lovely building – its unique collection of ancient wall paintings enhanced in recent years through Heritage Lottery funding – is a magical, atmospheric place where music, literature and art of the very highest quality can be enjoyed.
While plans for the festival are still in preparation, a number of exciting events are taking shape. Some of these are previewed in our latest newsletter and we will provide further details over the subsequent weeks as details are finalised. Our full programme, brochure and opening of booking will take place as usual in early August. Please keep an eye on the website for updates or sign up to our mailing list using the link on this page.
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