The Best Art Festivals To Visit In 2018
Where To Start With Art Festivals?
It seems today like every small town in the UK is putting on their own art festival. With such a saturation of events it can be difficult to decide which ones to go to. Of course the first thing to consider is the location. If you are unable to travel far then it is advisable to enjoy your local arts festival wherever you live. However, if you are able to drive and/or commute then here is a handy list of the best art festivals worth visiting.
Which Art Festivals Should You Visit In 2018?
- Magic and Mayhem Festival
This event takes place in the historic town of Corsham annually each November. It focuses on showcasing the fantastic. Magic performances, burlesque shows and cabaret feature heavily. Audiences are dazzled by the professional magicians whose tricks will leave anyone amazed.
- Jane Austin Festival Bath
This is the largest festival in the world to focus on one of the most important female writing figures of history: Jane Austin. For 10 days there are over 80 fun and educational events. There are numerous things on offer to experience including ghost walks, costume talks, presentations on Austin, performances of her best work, needlework workshops and much more.
- Penkhull Festival of Music and Art
Taking place in Stoke-On-Trent this festival awards musicians who are innovative. It was established in 1966 and has grown ever since then. The area surrounding the festival is a beautiful place to explore in between all the wonderful live music events.
Taking place in the Pembrokeshire seaside town this great festival has attracted crowds for nearly 30 years thanks to the wonderful live music and fun workshops. The local town’s male choir are often the jewel in the crown each year and are definitely worth seeing.