Festival Co-Organiser - Matt Whittaker contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Torrington Chamber Of Trade,
Great Torrington Town Council.
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Thankyou to everyone who has in any way helped with the organisation of this community event.
TICKETS for ALL events.
The Plough Arts Centre, Fore St, Great Torrington EX38 8HQ
Box Office - 01805 624624
Online Ticket sales available at www.theploughartscentre.org.uk
ALL UNDER 16 FREE
Non exchange or refundable tickets.
All events need appropriate ticketing due to number restrictions.
Ticket price: commission is added where appropriate. (Outwith Plough Arts Centre events)
All under 16 free.
All events subject to contract.
The organisers RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY CHANGES NECESSARY.
PRESS RELEASE - 17/2/17
‘ROUND THE SQUARE’ MUSIC AND ART FESTIVAL
FRIDay - SUNAY, 16-18TH JUNE
*New community multi-arts festival in Great Torrington.
*Focus is to help provide funds towards re- opening the historic town hall.
Great Torrington is holding a new festival, over three days in June, based around it's fabulous town square to help raise money to reopen it's historic town hall to the public.
The festivals’ focus reflects the diverse and wonderful community the town has, by putting on a wide range of events with music ranging from rock to jazz, art from formal to abstract and performances from modern to traditional. We have talks and presentations, street theatre, dance, children’s activities and a myriad of other festival goodies across several town streets and venues.
Artists from across the UK have been enticed to come to entertain, with a little something for everyone. Alongside the wide ranging music offer – there is also a day of children’s activities (Sat) and a day of dance (Sunday), in the square and its all free in the streets!. The church hosts local participation shows commemorating the famous botanist and illustrator Keble Martin – once of the parish - with a project from Great Torrington School. The museum will be open (in part) and illustrated talks of local interest will be presented – along with a town walk providing context to the mediaeval history of the town.
Art is well catered for with an exhibition by John Hurford, a local artist with an international reputation – and Paul Seed – local film and tv director, who is exhibiting photos in the Plough Gallery.
The town is famous for it's Mayfair celebration and this festival will be building on that, reinforcing it's position as one of the strongest community's in the country. The vibrancy of the towns folk is the main inspiration behind the whole event. “Torrington has such a wide range of fun loving good people that we felt we wanted to put on a festival that reflected that”, says Matt Whittaker one of the organizers.
The Plough is the centre of proceedings with a full programme of world and indie music, workshops, dances and film. Local artists and bands get a platform to play at the church on Friday and the Torridge Vale Club on Saturday - with the club hosting a special ‘youth’ show on Sunday afternoon with local hot favourite musical star Rich Cottell.
Other entertainment comes from The G.T. Silver Band, Gittisham Hall Jazz band, Truffetete French dance band, Morris and Appalachian dance, Streetz, Punch and Judy, Children’s Circus skill activities and plenty more.
There is much to see and do – ticket prices are being held at a minimum to encourage participation – and under 16’s are free! The festival is being funded with support from within Great Torrington - The Chamber of Trade and Town Council – but if anyone else wishes to help fund some of the extensive ongoing costs – then please do get in contact.
Contact - Matt Whittaker - 01805 - 622830
All tickets are available from The Plough Arts Centre - 01805 624624
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