Music lovers launch festival

PUBLISHED: 17:30 22 March 2006 | UPDATED: 09:01 24 May 2010

EXCITING plans to launch a special Nailsea Festival of Music have been revealed. The festival, which would be organised along the same lines as the Bristol Eisteddfod, would be a one-day event and held at Nailsea Methodist Church in November. The plans ar

EXCITING plans to launch a special Nailsea Festival of Music have been revealed.The festival, which would be organised along the same lines as the Bristol Eisteddfod, would be a one-day event and held at Nailsea Methodist Church in November.The plans are the brainchild of a group of music lovers from the town -including former Nailsea Town Council clerk June Pollard.Mrs Pollard said: "We are just a group of people who enjoy music and have now formed ourselves into a committee to develop the festival."It would be a one day event featuring singers from the local area and run along the same lines as the Bristol Eisteddfod."There would be all sorts of classes dependent on the person's age and ability and all competition classes would be professionally adjudicated."We are excited about putting together such an event which could become a big attraction for Nailsea and possibly even an annual festival."The festival preparations will be kicked off with a one-day workshop in the summer in conjunction with Nailsea Choral Society.The workshop is on June 17 from 10am-4.30pm at Christ Church, Nailsea where there will be a chance to work on the piece of music Armed Man Ammassed for Peace.The workshop will be run by Nigel Perry accompanied by Nigel Nash on piano.The session costs £10.Mrs Pollard added: "This workshop will give people the opportunity for people to study this piece of music under the guidance of an experienced choral director."We very much hope that this workshop will act as a launch pad for the festival"Anyone wanting to book a place should write to Mrs Cynthia Dobson, 41 Whiteoak Way, Nailsea, BS48 4YS enclosing £10 and a SAE for the return of tickets.

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