The Festival will start on Thursday 8th and end on the late evening of Sunday 11th September 2011
The Festival will commence at 7p.m on Thursday when The Gallery Exhibition will be open for viewing in St Peter’s Church. There will be a Special Preview, between 7 and 9pm; and this year we shall have another innovation – a series of Mini Master Classes, when visitors will have the opportunity to listen to and discuss with some of the Artists and Crafts people (with easels or craft tools and equipment). They will be in attendance to talk about their work to small groups of people in different parts of St Peter’s Church. We shall publish details of who will do short talks/ demonstrations of their work at a later date. First class refreshments will be available as well as wine and soft drinks. Many Works of art will be for sale.
This year we shall have a special Classical Concert featuring well known music composed in the 19th and early 20th century – Paganini, Bizet, Ravel, Grieg and maybe a touch of Elgar. We shall, as always feature some young musicians near the top of their skills. Many will come from North Devon but will be at Music Schools around the UK.
In 2009 we had Music Hall, in 2010 it was Cabaret and this year the Show will be pure Variety.We have already booked three favourites from past years – Louise Lloyd – the beautiful Soprano, who two years ago led a packed audience in Land of Hope and Glory, is back and will be as great a pleasure as ever.
On Sunday 11 th September the West Buckland Festival will have the first really well known international STAR that we have booked. We cannot say who that will be yet; the Contract has been signed, but there are still a few i's to dot before we can make the announcement; this will be in March. So, stand by to buy your tickets – space is limited and we know that so many of you will WANT to come. Enough said – for now!
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