Arts festival begins

THE second Royston Arts Festival begins today (Thursday) – and there is something for everyone. Organiser Kathy Wholley said: I hope people turn out to see the talent we have in Royston. You only have to look at the programme to see that there is a lo

THE second Royston Arts Festival begins today (Thursday) - and there is something for everyone.

Organiser Kathy Wholley said: "I hope people turn out to see the talent we have in Royston.

"You only have to look at the programme to see that there is a lot to celebrate," she said.

This year organisers have increased the number of events for children and dance is represented more widely than previously.


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Mrs Wholley said tickets for events are selling well and the Grand Festival Concert - which will include a performance from trumpet virtuoso Alison Balsom - looks like selling out.

One new venture this year is the launch of a book, Royston Through the Eyes of a Child. The book is part of a literature project which has seen contributions from pupils at schools in Royston and the surrounding area.

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