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Thursday, 23 June 2011 08:48

Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association Announces Festival 9th - 17th July

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The Sunbury & Shepperton Arts Association is delighted to announce this year's Arts Festival which runs from 9-17 July. Attached is a copy of this year's leaflet which details all the events.

The festival opens with a production of A Voyage Round My Father by Shepperton Players and, later in the week, Elizabeth Mansfield, who has previously performed in Sunbury to strong acclaim, returns with a production featuring the drama and music of Edith Piaf and Bertolt Brecht. This will doubtless be of particular interest to ‘A’ level drama students.

Following their success at last year’s Festival, Ardente Opera returns with an evening of operatic scenes featuring members of the National Opera Studio and the Royal Academy of Music. Popular local pianist, Peter Croser, will also perform an afternoon recital, followed by tea, and St Nicolas Church in Shepperton will be the venue for the Maria Sanger and Dawn Johnston who will perform a concert of Baroque Music on Recorder, Theorbo, Baroque Guitar and Lute.

In addition there will be three workshops on offer. Adult participants can learn Batik or Sugarcraft and can take home the results of their efforts. And specially for children there will be a Ukulele Workshop followed by a concert for all ages. Workshop participants will perform in the concert, led by Ukulele pro, Clive Harvey. Numbers on all the workshops are limited so early booking is advised.

The festival will also host an Historical Walk in Sunbury, guided by Nick Pollard, and the Centre’s Studio will also be the venue for an exhibition of local photographer Vic Kettle’s work. Finally there is even a talk on the Art of Libya for those keen to know more about the country in these troubled times.

Visit the SSAA website at www.ssaa-arts.org for further information and tickets or call the Box Office on 01932 782788.

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