A brand new summer festival launches with headliners folk artist Cara Dillon and comedian Mark Watson.
Pound Arts is pleased to announce Blue Sky Festival, a joyous, warm, quirky festival of the arts featuring performances, exhibitions and workshops. Lots of the events are free and suitable for all the family. This year’s Festival has a theme of journeys.
Opening the Festival is Edinburgh Award Winner and Time Out Critic’s Choice comedian Mark Watson on Thursday 11 June, 8pm at Springfield Community Campus.
Blue Sky Festival is also pleased to host the folk singer with ‘the world’s most beautiful voice’ (Q Magazine), Cara Dillon, at Springfield Community Campus on Saturday 13 June, 7.30pm. Cara Dillon will be performing with her husband and collaborator Sam Lakeman and will be supported by The Little Unsaid.
There will also be a range of wonderful theatre events. Don’t miss Little Soldier Productions’ hilarious adventure The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha at The Pound arts centre, Friday 12 June, 7.30pm.
Third Angel theatre company will be bringing their show Cape Wrath, performed in a stationary minibus to The Almshouses Garden on Saturday 13 June, 12.30pm, 3pm & 5pm.
Along with flags decorated by local young people around the town, Corsham High Street will be brought to life with one man street show Jake the Juggler, 10am-12noon and the sounds of Heywood Prep’s African drumming at 1.30pm on Saturday.
Family workshops throughout the festival include Blue Sky Bunting making, a Family Art Trail, a Family Photo Challenge and a Tap Dancing Taster.
On Sunday 14 June, a group of 13-19 year olds Takeover the Festival programme. Find out more about how to get involved at www.blueskyfestival.org.uk
Sophie Moysey, Blue Sky Festival’s Programmer said “We are delighted to present such an exciting range of events as we launch the new Blue Sky Festival. Do join us on the journey!”
Booking is essential for ticketed events, pick up a brochure at The Pound for full details or visit www.blueskyfestival.org.uk.
Blue Sky Festival is kindly supported by Hunter French, Heywood Prep, Corsham Town Council, Arts Council England, Pound Arts and Wiltshire Council.
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