The fifth Southwold Arts Festival starts this month, a jam-packed eight days full of music, art, literature, talks, poetry and far more.
With a combination of national, international and local performers, there is something for everyone to enjoy over the course of the festival. Well-known figures Mica Paris and Barry Cryer are headlining the 2018 event, and there are plenty of less well known but extremely talented acts and individuals rounding out a diverse and entertaining festival.
The week launches with a street festival along the High Street, with dancers, singing, music and a fancy dress parade. And over the week there will be talks on subjects as diverse as the legend of Boudicca, the history of wine and the story of the Southwold railway.
Fans of music have a wide range of performances to choose from. Talented young instrumentalists demonstrate their talent in Young Musicians’ Showcase events throughout the week, while popular vocal group Seraphim perform in St Edmund’s Church on the 24th. The six musicians in Piano Circus show versatility and virtuosity in an act that BBC Music Magazine compares to the Red Arrows, and Jazz at the Movies takes classic music from the silver screen and gives it a swing spin that will get toes tapping.
For a full list of events happening at Southwold Arts Festival, and to book tickets visit their website: http://www.southwoldartsfestival.co.uk/