New home and new dance classes reports Swindon Advertiser

Bel Canto Choir at RWB Arts Festival

We are delighted to have caught the attention of the Swindon Advertiser again:

Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival is marking its 15th year with a new home and with a brand new set of classes for dancers.

For many years the event has attracted hundreds of entries from all over the area for its music, speech and drama categories.

And this year they will be heading for The Deanery in Wichelstowe.

Read the rest of the article here.

Swindon Advertiser on Coral Rumble’s upcoming visit

An award winning poet will be making an appearance at Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival this weekend.

The festival is celebrating its tenth anniversary and has invited Coral Rumble along.

Coral has had three poetry collections published and won the Caterpillar Poetry Prize for her poem Mustafa’s Jumper.

She has appeared on TV and radio and featured in 150 anthologies.

During her time there she will be judging the poetry competitions, running a workshop for children and signing books for fans.

See more here.


The Gazette and Herald Celebrates Us!

MORE than 600 people from across the county attended the largest ever Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival last weekend for young people and adults.

The organisers for the ninth festival had to employ four adjudicators to give expert feedback and advice to those taking part in the event at the Royal Wootton Bassett Academy.

Students took part in over 70 separate classes from solo, group and duologue acting to mime, news reading, choral speaking and poetry recitals. The level of talent and hard work displayed was exceptional this year said the organiser with over 100 trophies and medals being awarded to the top performers.

See the rest of the Gazette and Herald’s article here.


New RWB Arts Festival Syllabus Launched for 2017

The Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival 2017 Syllabus has recently been launched at a Friday evening concert. The programme included performances from every section of the Festival. Thank you to all those who took part, their teachers, their friends and family.

See more details here.


RWB Arts Festival is in full swing!

Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival aims to encourage and celebrate the “Arts” being taught, practiced and performed in Royal Wootton Bassett and the surrounding areas. There is something for everyone to demonstrate their skills in the adjudicated classes, workshops, concerts and other events.

We hope everyone will all enjoy presenting their work, engaging with the spirit of the Festival, and will leave enriched by your experience. All the World’s a Stage! as Shakespeare said! Once again we are helping the local Rotary Clubs to find eligible solo singers, instrumentalists and pianists for the Rotary Young Musicians Competition.

See more here.


RWB Arts Festival Concert Features Young Stars

The Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival attracted a huge amount of talent this year and the autumn concert, With A Song In My Heart, celebrates this.

Tilly Wale, Harry Apps and Alexander Harris are the young stars of this year’s autumn festival concert.

Alexander has just been accepted into the National Youth Orchestra, beginning in mid-December. Tilly has had success in both the Royal Wootton Bassett Arts Festival and the Swindon Music Festival as well as securing the Catherine Lamber UK Junior Recital Prize and a place at the Two Moors Young Musicians Platform. She is a member of the National Youth Choir and is a sought after soloist with the Swindon Male Voice Choir and the Thamesdown Ladies Choir.

Harry too is studying for his A-levels at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy where he is the lead singer of the Swing Band. The singer took the leading role in the MJ-UK Production of The Clockmaker’s Daughter, The Scarecrow in Stage Smart’s The Wizard of Oz, and this year he was Jack in Theatre Ink’s version of Into The Woods, and Hanschen in Barn Youth Theatre’s Spring Awakening.

Read more here. Congratulations to all!