Planning for Simonsbath Festival's fifth year is well underway with a number of exciting events already confirmed. This year's Festival runs from Monday 2 May through to Thursday 16 June.
Each year the festival celebrates the cultural heritage of Exmoor, with traditional May Day and Midsummer festivities to open and close the festival, while inviting musicians from abroad to celebrate their cultural heritage during the six weeks in between. In the spirit of diversity, the aim is also to fill the programme with as much variety as possible with opera, jazz and classical music concerts and all sorts of other events, including talks, walks, poetry and an art exhibition. Details of events are being added to the website as soon as they are organised and you can be sent a regular update on events by signing up to our Festival News.
St Luke’s was the original inspiration for Simonsbath Festival and the restored church continues to inspire, with its attractive and welcoming atmosphere and warm acoustic – now with the added benefit of a sound system.
Besides investing in the sound system at St Luke’s, which was match funded by the Diocese of Bath and Wells, and funding school music workshops, the festival has over the past years made donations to local charities such as the West Somerset Food Cupboard, Exmoor Search and Rescue, the Beacon Centre cancer unit at Taunton’s Musgrove Hospital and the South Molton branch of the Royal British Legion.
If you would like to become a Friend of Simonsbath Festival for just £15 a year and enjoy ticket discounts and priority booking while also supporting the festival, please contact Polly Soltau.