Just over a week left for performers to enter Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival

By Jessica Durston - 21 September 2022

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Organisers of the Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival are reminding local performers that they have until 30 September to enter.

The Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival is gearing up for its annual event which will take place over two weekends this November. 

Performers, dancers and musicians wishing to enter this year will have until 30 September. 

The Arts Festival will start on the weekend of 19 & 20 November and then again on 26 & 27 November at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy and The Deanery.

The festival, which draws performers from all over Wiltshire and beyond, is now in its thirteenth year.

There are a wide range of classes available over the two weekends including Acting, Television News Reading, Mime Musical Theatre, Guitar, Choirs, Piano, Ballet, Tap and Cabaret and more.

Details of classes and how to enter can be found on the Arts Festival's website at www.RWBArtsFestival.com.

A spokesperson from the team behind the event said: "We welcome entries from participants of all ages, from the very young to adults. There are opportunities for groups, pairs, and solos."

Julie Williams, Chair of the Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival said: “Our festival is really thriving and after introducing Dance for the first-time last year, we have now added in additional dance classes, some of which will take place in the lovely new theatre at The Deanery.

“We have also added new classes to the Speech and Drama side and to our Musical Theatre section! Please have a look at our website for the full syllabus.

“Over the two weekends we have nine excellent adjudicators ready to give valuable feedback to our entrants. We know they will be engaging, inspirational and enriching.

“We’d love as many people to get involved with the festival this year, either as a performer, member of our valued audience or as a volunteer.”

“At a time when many festivals are struggling, especially since the pandemic, we consider ourselves fortunate that we are able to flourish and offer people the chance to perform in public once again.”

The Royal Wootton Bassett Speech and Drama Festival is the only one in Wiltshire affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals.

More information can be found on the festival's website at www.RWBArtsFestival.com

The event also has a Facebook page, and individuals can contact the team on RWBArtsFestival@gmail.com or on twitter @RWBArtsFestival.

For more information, members of the public can contact Jackie Lawrence at jackie.lawrenceknight@hotmail.co.uk.

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