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Annual Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts ready to return this week in reduced form




The annual Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts is ready to return to the town this week in a reduced format, with this year’s event focused solely on music.

The festival will take place at the Delphi Centre from Thursday, March 5, to Sunday, March 8, with a full schedule of musicians taking to the stage over the four days.

However, the long-running event will not feature two of its usual sections – dance, and speech and drama – due to a shortage of organisers resulting from a number of long-time festival committee members retiring or stepping down last year.

Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert..Pictured: Anna Chitty, Song with guitar accompaniment. (30590213)
Sudbury Festival of Performing Arts - Festival Concert..Pictured: Anna Chitty, Song with guitar accompaniment. (30590213)

The remaining organisers say they are still confident of a successful event this year, and they are hopeful that the other two sections of the festival will be reinstated in 2021.

Sudbury town councillor Jan Osborne said: “The festival has been a very successful event in Sudbury, with entries from all over East Anglia, not only providing young people with the opportunity to display their ability in all sections of performing arts, but also giving a great deal of pleasure to those in the audience.

“In a few years’ time, the festival will be celebrating its 100th year, and all involved with this fantastic event are committed to achieving this milestone.

“Please come along and give the festival your support.”

Full programmes detailing the festival schedule are available from the Sudbury Tourist Information Centre and The Music Shop in North Street.


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