Small world of Royston being created for Arts Festival

The cast of little shop of horrors in rehearsal

The cast of little shop of horrors in rehearsal - Credit: Archant

HUNDREDS of school pupils have been given model templates to create the Small World of Royston during the Royston Arts Festival.

A large map of the town is to be projected on to the floor at Greneway School on the afternoon of Saturday 28 September, during a free event which will also feature music, dance and film.

And all residents have been invited to bring along a model of their own house to place on the map.

Festival chairman Graham Palmer said: “We want to create the small world of Royston.

“For those not so practical we have created a template which is available from the library or the museum,” he said.

The event is free to enter but in line with the Small World theme of the festival, participants are encouraged to donate to the local charity Khandel-light to help with it’s work in the developing world.

Meanwhile, Corvus Amateur Drama Society will be opening up a shop for the festival when they perform classic musical Little Shop of Horrors at Greneway School.

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Last year the group performed Return to the Forbidden Planet at the festival, and musical director Louise Atkins said: “Forbidden Planet proved that CADS could, after all, do musicals and do them pretty well. It was so well received that we really wanted to do another one for this year’s festival and felt that this was its natural successor.

Little Shop… is being performed on 25, 26 and 27 September at Meridian School, with performances starting at 7.30 p.m. Tickets are £10 (£5 for students) can be booked via the CADS website at or by calling 07925 674967

For full details of the festival programme visit