The 2017 Halesworth Arts Festival is Nearly Here!

After a resounding success in 2016, the 16th Halesworth Arts Festival is here, and is now only 6 weeks away.

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Featuring a parade of local and national artists, writers and performers, this year’s bill is set to further cement the Halesworth Arts Festival as the highlight of the local entertainment calendar. Last year’s performers and artists include Andy Hamilton, John Lill, OperaUpClose, Dervish, and the Choir of Royal Holloway, while the Festival Exhibition at the Cut gallery is entitled PERFORMANCE and features the photography of Bill Jackson and Peter Everard Smith.

The Festival kicks off on the 8th October with the Olivier Award winning OperaUpClose presenting their new show, Opera Cocktail, which highlights some of opera’s best loved arias, duets and ensembles in a fun, modern setting.

Other highlights include the performance on Monday 10th oct by the Carducci Quartet + 1, in which the astonishing quartet are joined by the cellist Gemma Rosefield to play Schubert’s Cello Quintet, and works by Part, Glass & Mozart.

Fay Hield has been described as ‘one of folk music’s most pre-eminent modern voices,’ and on Wednesday 12th Oct at the Cut, you’ll get the chance to hear her in full swing as The Hurricane Party, alongside Fay, breath new life into ancient tales.

As well as these musical delights, there is talk aplenty, with many speakers including Martin Bell, the former broadcast war reporter and former independent politician, who stops by The Cut Arts Centre on Thursday 20th October. For those seeking laughter, comedian Andy Hamilton presents his show Change Management at the Cut on the same night.

The Halesworth Arts Festival continues until the 23rd October. If you’d like to explore the bill in full, click here to visit the Halesworth Arts Festival website.

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