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Simonsbath Festival

Simonsbath Festival 2017

The Simonsbath Festival 2017 boasts a fabulous line-up of events in the heart of Exmoor this spring. The festival celebrates the cultural heritage of Exmoor, while inviting top musicians from around the world to share theirs too. During six glorious weeks between May Day and Midsummer, this tiny village will ring with the joyous sounds of South Africa and Latin America, swoon to sublime choral music from the Russian Orthodox Church and jive with one of London’s most stylish vintage jazz bands.

There'll be another knock-out show from the irrepressibly talented Pop-up Opera, TV’s Matthew Fort takes us on a sun-drenched trip around the Italian islands, and there will be extensively illustrated talks from a local deer expert and photographer and a North Devon farmer and film-maker. Look out for Jane Austen’s heroines who will be brought vividly to life in an award-winning theatre production.

Exciting new material has recently come to light about the Knight family, who created the Exmoor we know today, and this will be the subject of two fascinating talks. Robin Ravilious, the widow of the great photographer James Ravilious, will also give a presentation about her husband’s work chronicling everyday life in rural North Devon during the 1970s and 80s. 

Tickets will go on sale soon.  To receive a full colour, printed festival programme email or call Victoria on 01643 831343.


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