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Festival recuits singers for massed male choir

The 2014 Salisbury International Arts Festival  is looking for 100 male singers – beginners and experienced – to work with composer Lucy Pankhurst and conductor Howard Moody to create a new performance this summer. 100 years ago two armies found themselves on either side of the front line in a war that was meant to be […]



Festival to get Fundraising Fellow

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival has been selected as one of four South West arts organisations to host an outstanding graduate fundraising Fellow with the Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme. The first of its kind in the UK, the Arts Fundraising Fellowship Programme hopes to create the next generation of leading development directors to reinvigorate the […]



Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Max Romeo announced for WOMAD

Dub reggae pioneers, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and Max Romeo will break their European Tour to perform at this summer’s WOMAD festival. Veteran, Grammy-winning producer and songwriter Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry has become a legend of Jamaican reggae, and is acclaimed as a pioneer of dub. He is now well into his 70s, but with no thoughts […]



Lifetime award for Rosemary Squires

Singer Rosemary Squires has been awarded the British Music Hall Society’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award. She had been booked to perform as the star cabaret at the society’s annual ball, which was held in the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington, and was overwhelmed when the honour was sprung on her. The ball was compered by veteran […]



Larmer Tree Festival 2011

This year’s festival was the 21st anniversary. Find out what’s been going on at Larmer Tree Festival 2011



Salisbury International Arts Festival

The third Salisbury Festival under director Maria Bota got under way on 20th May with a free aerial performance in the Market Square by Argentinian company Voala, fitting in with this year’s theme of ‘air’. Highlights included the Nederlands Dans Theater and English National Ballet, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre performing Hamlet at Trafalgar Park and As […]