• 50 YEARS OF THORNBURY FESTIVAL IN 2019

  • 26TH APRIL 2019 TO 4TH MAY 2019

  • MUSIC

  • COMEDY

  • ART

  • EVENTS EVERY DAY

  • FUN FOR ALL AGES

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Thornbury Arts Festival

Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running multi-arts festivals in the country and celebrates its 50 year anniversary in 2019 when the Festival runs from Friday 26th April to Saturday 4th May.

Entirely run by volunteers, the Festival is an established part of the Thornbury calendar and the organising committee is also responsible for the annual Thornbury Eisteddfod - which is celebrating its 30th year anniversary in March 2019, and the Severn Vale Art Trail which showcases the work of local artists.

The festival exists through the brilliant work of our volunteers, the backing of our sponsors and the ongoing support of our audiences, for which the committee is very grateful. We are continually looking for volunteers with an interest in the arts to join our team, and if you feel that you would like to become involved please email info@thornburyartsfestival.com

Please check out our programme of events and you can buy your tickets from Friday 1st February 2019.

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Thornbury Arts Festival: 50 Years

Thornbury Arts Festival is one of the longest running art festivals in the country and we celebrate a magnificent 50 years in 2019.

The 2019 Festival starts with one of the country's top comedians, Miles Jupp on Friday 26th April and includes an eclectic mix of events each day until Saturday 4th May when we finish with Liza Pulman's show "Everything Is Coming Up Roses".

To acknowledge the 50th anniversary of Thornbury Arts Festival and the 30th anniversary of the Thornbury Eisteddfod, we are holding a Celebration Concert on Sunday 28 April at 4pm in the Armstrong Hall.

There will be no charge for this event which will feature Eisteddfod entrants, past and present, and will be the focus of our anniversary celebrations. Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Thornbury Eisteddfod

The Eisteddfod celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019.

It is held in March every year and is open to all young people aged from 4 to 21 with categories that include Speech and Drama, Vocals including Choirs, and Instrumentalists.

Classes are held in the Whitsun Hall, part of the Hatch community, and in St Mary’s Church.

The aim of the Eisteddfod is to make taking part enjoyable and to be a celebration of the great range of talent in the local area.

Tickets From 1st February 2019

Tickets will be available from Friday 1st February 2019. You will be able to buy them online, by post using the booking form, or from Thornbury Town Hall.