Craft Festival
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Going Hybrid

Susan James talks to the director of Craft Festival, Sarah James, about how Covid-19 opened up a world of digital opportunity. Established in Bovey Tracey, Devon, in 2003, Craft Festival was created as a not-for-profit […]

Burrs Live event
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Burrs Live

A multi day event pulled together in record time thanks to the help of excellent suppliers. Organised in just eight weeks by performing arts venue The Met, Burrs Live took place in Burrs Country Park, […]

Act performing on stage
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2021 Postponement – The Full Story

Deva Fest’s founder Phil Marston reveals the full thinking behind his event’s postponement this year – a common story, with nearly 60% of other festivals in the same position. It’s time to a draw a […]

Family attending Believe Christmas
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Believe Christmas

Creating fairy tale Christmas memories for families in the North East. A pop-up elf village with Christmas surprises in giant tipis. Produced by the team at Tainted UK, we talk to director Ken Wallace about […]

Man on stilts at The Forest Showcase
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The Forest Showcase Food Festival

A foodie’s haven in the Forest of Dean offering a wide range of entertainment Taking on the festival from the district council in 2010, Amanda Smith and Rachel Salway have worked hard to make it […]

Deer Shed Festival
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Deer Shed: Base Camp Plus

A scaled down version of Deer Shed offering family friendly festival vibes and socially distanced camping. Selling out in 2019 with 10,000 paying attendees, the 2020 Deer Shed Festival was a very different affair as […]

Wealden Times Midsummer Fair
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Wealden Times Midsummer Fair

Featuring 200 hand-picked independent retailers, Midsummer Fair at Hole Park champions beautiful things from local suppliers. Now in its 13th year, Wealden Times Midsummer Fair is a delight for the senses as shoppers make their […]

ALSO festival sign
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ALSO Festival

One of the few festivals to happen in 2020, ALSO has maintained its profitability since it started eight years ago. With a backdrop courtesy of Capability Brown, this festival of music, comedy, arts and experiences […]

North Berwick
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Fringe by the Sea

A 10 day multi-arts festival at the seaside town of North Berwick. Running from 6-15 August, this year’s Fringe by the Sea is breaking out of its usual town centre venues into open sided marquees […]

Chester zoo lion light
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Lanterns at Chester Zoo

Inspired by the natural world, Wild Rumpus creates 11 fantastical worlds with live performers and immense lantern models over 21 winter nights. An important revenue earner for Chester Zoo’s conservation charity, The Lanterns runs from […]

Lake with craft dandelion next to it
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Hever Craft and Design Fair

Despite all the odds, contemporary crafts returned to Hever Castle for a Covid-safe, sell-out event. Joining only a handful of public events that went ahead this year, Craft in Focus’ contemporary craft fair at Hever […]

Summertime Social performance
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Wild Fields

A reiteration of Wild Paths, a multi-venue event launched last year, Wild Fields has become the finale to Norfolk Showground’s Summertime Social. We talk to Wild Paths’ Benjamin Street and Norfolk Showground’s Stephanie Crowe on […]