Much Ado About Bishop’s Waltham


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Much Ado About Bishop’s Waltham – the Festival Gets Underway Today with a New Link-up for Our Newspaper!!!

All the team at Winchester Today are proud to announce that we have now become the official media partners to the Bishop’s Waltham Festival which gets underway this weekend.

Since 1995 Bishop’s Waltham Festival has been presenting exciting and creative performances in Bishop’s Waltham.  As a not-for-profit organisation it is managed and run entirely by local volunteers.

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Past festivals have included music performances by household names such as The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Albion Band and many more.

Outdoor classic theatre has always proved popular, with audiences of over 300 enjoying a picnic watching excellent professional plays by the best national touring companies.

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In addition to professional productions the Festival facilitates community choirs, drama nights and community art projects benefitting local people.

The Festival group is very excited by Summer 2018’s events.

Festival members will offer stimulating arts and crafts at the Town Team’s KidsTreat event on 24th June when the High Street is given over to activities for 3 – 13 year olds.

On Saturday 30th June the Bishop’s Palace grounds will first become the setting for touring company Heartbreak Production’s adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s story of the adventures of three children who live by the railway line.

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Later that evening, Rain or Shine Theatre will perform their version of Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing, set between the two world wars.  It promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable climax to the Festival’s summer events.

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And next? The storytellers at Bumblefly Theatre are booked to perform Rumpelstiltskin at the Jubilee Hall on 11th  January 2019, designed to banish the post-Christmas back-to-school blues from small children!

The Festival organisers are this year hugely grateful to local businesses for their generous support. They tell us (in their own words!) that having a forward looking publication like Winchester Today assisting with promoting events in the wider area is also going to be a huge benefit, bringing even greater success to the Festival.

(Images from Twelfth Night last year in the Palace Grounds)