Simonsbath Festival countdown begins

Don’t miss packed programme in six week festival from May 5.

The countdown to the packed Simonsbath Festival has begun.

May Day celebrations on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5 will launch the six week festival period with traditional music and maypole dancing.

The festival programme includes the premiere of a film by Chris Chapman, a concert of sacred and operatic songs by vocal trio Alaudiae, a virtuoso violin performance by top British artist Tamsin Waley-Cohen, a 10-piece Cuban band and gypsy swing ensemble.

There is a drumming workshop, art exhibition, poetry evening, jazz concert and a talk by Lord Douglas Hurd. Plus larger than life actor and baritone opera singer Karl Daymond will be Lowering the Tone.

Full details are available at www.simonsbathfestival.co.uk

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