Wisbech shows off its talents at Arts Festival 2013

Last year's big story day for schools.

Last year's big story day for schools. - Credit: Archant

FILMS, music, and art exhibitions are just some of the highlights of this year’s Wisbech Arts Festival, which kicks off on Tuesday and runs for almost two weeks.

The festival will be formally launched at Wisbech Town Council Chamber by the Mayor of Wisbech, Councillor Vivien Macrae, when mayors from around East Anglia and a visiting mayor from Estonia will tour the town.

Detective writer Dorothy L Sayers lived in the Wisbech area for 20 years, and a film of her book The Nine Tailors, featuring sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey, will be shown at the Luxe Cinema in Wisbech on May 21, and the following day a coach tour will take fans on a tour of locations associated with the novel.

A family fairy tale workshop will be held at Wisbech library on May 18, and the same day sees the launch of the RATz arts and crafts exhibition at the Angles Theatre, and the play Stepping Stones by Mike Kenny performed at the theatre.

A tour of Wisbech’s historic general cemetery will take place on Sunday May 19, along with an all day bowls experience at the Conservative Club, and a musical offering from the Octavia Hill Piano Practice Group at the Octavia Hill Birthplace House.

There are art exhibitions at the Rosmini Centre, Wisbech Institute and The Boathouse, while Wisbech Camera Club is displaying members’ work at Wisbech and Fenland Museum.

Other events include a display by the Bushido Warriors Club and a concert of harpsichord music by David Wright on May 15, a Handel evening by David Wright and the Clarkson singers at St Peter’s Church on May 17, and the screening of the film The Story of Percy Bush Cox at the Luxe cinema on May 20 and a big story day for schools on May 22.

Most Read

Programme information will be available at a stall on Wisbech Market Place on Saturday, and leaflets are available at several locations around the town, including the library, Horsefair shops and information centre, Octavia Hill Birthplace House, and the Fenland District Council One Stop Shop.

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter