Sudbury Festival of Arts returns for 94th year

Festival of arts concert finale''Pictured: Charles Knowler who won the Suffolk Free Press cup. ANL-150323-095044009
Festival of arts concert finale''Pictured: Charles Knowler who won the Suffolk Free Press cup. ANL-150323-095044009
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The Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts is preparing for its 94th year.

The 2016 programme is now available from the Festival’s website at sudburyfestival.org.uk and also the Tourist Information Office in the Sudbury Library, Compact Music, North Street, Sudbury, and Balaam’s Music, Risbygate, Bury St Edmunds.

The front cover was designed by Dan Hunt in Year 13, a Fine Art and Performing Arts student at Ormiston Sudbury Academy.

Holmes and Hill, in Sudbury, is again sponsoring the Festival.

Jan Osborne chair of the festival committee said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan for his wonderful cover design and Holmes and Hill for generously supporting the Sudbury Festival.”

The Festival dates are:

•Dance - February 13-17.

•Music - February 23-28.

•Speech and Drama - March 3-7.

• The concluding Festival Concert takes place on March 13, at Ormiston Sudbury Academy, showcasing some of the best performers from all three disciplines.

“We would love to see you at the various events taking place throughout the festival,” added Mrs Osborne. The performers are great and very entertaining.”

Last year The Suffolk Free Press Anniversary Cup for the most promising performer aged 15 or under, was awarded to Charles Knowler for his entries in the speech category.

Mia Zandi-Amarloe won the Bernard Johnson Award for an outstanding young performer.

The Holmes & Hills Award for Endeavour went to Eleanor Scott.