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BEST OF THE FEST


Never mind the weather – it’s almost time to get excited about this year’s Deverills Festival!


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ere’s a thought to cheer a chilly March day. The Deverills Festival is back in just


a few weeks time, celebrating the performing arts with music, drama, comedy and fun across the Bank Holiday weekend of 2-5 May – all in the beautiful setting of south Wiltshire’s Deverill Valley, near Warminster. The festivities begin on Friday


2 May with a quarter peal of bells which will ring out across the valley. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from classical through jazz to folk and world music, drama, comedy, story telling and street theatre and ceilidh – and all at very


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accessible prices. “We are all looking forward to a


wonderful bank holiday weekend of terrific music and drama,” said festival director Richard Munro. “We’re delighted that the breadth and quality of the festival has been recognised by Arts Council England and so many generous sponsors in


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Somerset and Wiltshire”. A wide range of renowned


artists will perform at the festival, including Angel Exit Theatre, Bath Philharmonia, Carducci String Quartet, Guy Johnston, Kerpow! Theatre, Langport Mummers, Nectarion Cretan ensemble, the Nick Sorensen trio, Salisbury Playhouse, Spectra Musica chamber choir, Threepenny Bit folk band and 4 plus 1 jazz band. Performances will be held in


a variety of venues throughout the Deverill villages, including a 16th-century storage barn. Refreshments will be available


between events in the festival hub in Kingston Deverill and at


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