Monday, June 13, 2005

Monday morning feeling fine!

Did you have a great weekend? We hope so because there five days till the next one!

Mondays are normally pretty quiety and we aren't go to buck the trend today...nothing going in South Somerset or West Dorset tonight and just the Open Mic night at the Westgate in Taunton for you to enjoy.

However we can take this opportunity to tell you about the Beaminster Festival that starts later this month.

This will be the 10th Beaminster Festival of Music and Visual Arts. In celebration they have a performance and visual extravaganza, with more events than ever.

Headlining this year’s Festival is Nicola Benedetti, the brilliant young virtuoso violinist and 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year, who is taking the music world by storm.

Musical and performance highlights include Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who kick-starts the celebrations, accompanied by a mouth watering hog roast, and the sounds of Mukka,described as the sensation of Glastonbury; an open air production of ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream’; the Sorrel Quartet; Billy Bragg and his Band; and as a grand finale, music and dance from the exotic Kissmet and a spectacular firework display.

The Visual Arts boasts nine separate venues, including an exhibition of 27 painters, potters and textile designers in the Public Hall, and at weekends an eclectic display of woodworkers, furniture designers, metalworkers, ceramists and sculptors in Beaminster House.

The festival runs from Friday 24th JUne until Sunday 3rd July and you can find out all the details by visiting the dedicated web site

The Editor

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