The 2016 Bury St Edmunds Festival will run from
Friday 20 May to Sunday 29 May 2016!
Every year the Bury Festival gives us an opportunity to enjoy a wide range of music and other artforms over ten packed days of entertainment in venues and spaces all around the town. It allows us to see artists of international renown alongside home-grown talent, so as well as highly anticipated performances from violinist Nigel Kennedy, film director Lord Puttnam, Irish Country star Nathan Carter, and the winners of BBC2’s Naked Choir competition, The Sons of Pitches, you will also be able to enjoy the Suffolk Philharmonic Orchestra, the West Suffolk Youth Jazz Orchestra and students from Guildhall Feoffment Primary School appearing alongside the National Youth Music Theatre.
We are delighted that we will have our very own band of critics reviewing some of the festival shows. In the build up to the festival, students from Woolpit Primary School will be taking part in Creative Critics: Seeing, Doing, Knowing, directed by Christina Birt Projects and delivered in collaboration with Company of Angels. Children will be developing skills in art criticism and creative writing and will attend a number of shows during the festival to produce reviews.
We are extremely grateful for the continued generous support of the funders, sponsors and the festival friends, alongside the ongoing commitment from volunteer stewards and helpers, the Blue Badge Guides and everyone involved at all the venues and other locations. The festival wouldn’t be possible without them.
We hope you'll find a few delights to excite you and to perhaps tempt you to try something new in this year's Festival, and we look forward to seeing you in May.
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